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Henry M Greenberg

Special Lecturer of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Special Lecturer of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Henry Greenberg is currently a Special Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and at the Institute of Human Nutrition. In January 2014 he “retired” from Columbia University where he was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He had been a long-standing member of the division of cardiology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, and was the Associate Director of Cardiology until 2011 when stepped down to begin his faculty commitment at the Mailman School of Public Health. He initially taught an elective Epidemiology course on the global impact of cardiovascular diseases and beginning in 2015 teaches the core course in chronic disease for Epidemiology. This course now will focus on both domestic and global issues in chronic disease epidemiology.

Dr. Greenberg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. After a medical internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, he spent 2 years in the United States Public Health Service as a Peace Corps Physician in Cameroon, West Africa. He returned to New York and complete and medical residency and cardiology fellowship at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt hospitals and has remained on the teaching faculty of the now combined institution until 2014.

His area of investigation has focused on clinical trials examining various aspects of coronary artery disease and heart failure. He has participated in various roles in many national and international trials. Currently he is on the MADIT executive committee, the leading ICD (defibrillator) and CRT (resynchronization) trial group.

Over the past 20 years he has revived his interest in global health, but with a focus on chronic illness, especially cardiovascular disease. He has consulted widely in Eastern Europe, Russia, and most recently, the Gulf States. He was a co-author of A Race against Time, a 2004 study of the impact of cardiovascular disease in 5 emerging economies prepared for the Earth Institute at Columbia, and many other recent publications.

Dr. Greenberg has had a long relationship with the New York Academy of Sciences. He organized conferences and edited the proceedings for the Academy’s Annals series on Sudden Death, U.S. Health Care Policy, and medical education. He served on the Board of Governors for many years and was its chairman in 1995-1996. He chaired the Academy’s Committee on the Human Rights of Scientists for 5 years, until 2011.

He was the editor-in chief of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases from 2008-2013. In the July 2010 issue he co-guest edited a symposium on the Global Impact of the Framingham Heart Study and in December 2013 published a symposium on Heart Disease in sub-Sahara Africa.
Education & Training:

    MD, 1965, Tufts Univefrsity

    BA, 1961, University of Pennsylvania


University Affiliations:

  • Institute of Human Nutrition  Assoc Prof Clinical Medicine

Additional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Hearft Association
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, New York academy of Sciences
Selected Editorial Boards:
  • Editor-in-chief, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiography
New York City
    New York Academy of Sciences
    Board of Governors 1990-2000;Chairman 1995-1996 Chair, Human Rights of Scientists, 2007-2011

    Eurasian Medical Education Program (EMEP)
    EMEP, sponsored by the American College of Physicians, designed and organized continuing medical education program in several academic centers in the Russian Federation. This was centered in Kazan and Ekaterinberg from 1999 to 2011

    USAID Partnership Program (1994-1998)
    External consultant to a program designed to bring contemorary medical management skills to various departments in East European countries during the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall,.
    Countries: Bulgaria;Czech Republic;Hungary;Moldova;Poland


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