World-Renowned Neurosurgeon and Humanitarian Dr. Barth Green Will Perform his Last Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital


On Friday, Dr. Barth A. Green – world-renowned neurosurgeon and humanitarian – will perform his last surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital. For more than 40 years, Dr. Green, professor and former chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has treated thousands of patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders at Jackson Memorial.

Shortly after Dr. Green performs his last surgery on Friday, his colleagues will surprise him and greet him outside the operating room with a standing ovation. Jackson leadership will also announce the naming of the surgeon’s lounge on the 3rd floor of the Diagnostic Treatment Center in his honor.

In 1985, Dr. Green and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti co-founded The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis – a spinal cord injury research center, which is considered one of the premier research programs conducting cutting-edge discovery, translational and clinical investigations targeting traumatic brain and brain injury, and other neurological disorders.

In 1994, Dr. Green and Dr. Arthur Fournier co-founded Project Medishare for Haiti, a non-profit which serves tens of thousands of Haitians living in the most isolated and underserved part of that country. Soon after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010, Project Medishare opened one of the only critical care hospitals in the country, where many lives were saved. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his humanitarian work and community activism.

An icon and trailblazer in spinal cord surgery, Dr. Green will transition from his surgical practice to his next professional chapter as executive dean for global health and community service at the University of Miami Health System.


8:15 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021


Jackson Memorial Hospital
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center
3rd Floor
1611 NW 12 Avenue


Media can park in Ryder Trauma Center’s media lot. A member of the media team will greet media outside the entrance of Jackson Memorial by Alamo Park.

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