University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Stephen Greenberg, MD

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Stephen Greenberg, MD

Dr. Stephen B. Greenberg has resided in Houston for 35 years, coming from Baltimore to join Baylor College of Medicine as a Fellow in Infectious Diseases.  He accepted a faculty position in the Department of Medicine in 1974, and has risen through the ranks to become Senior Vice President and Dean of Medical Education in 2006.

Dr. Greenberg has assumed many leadership roles within Baylor College of Medicine:  Chief of General Medicine Section at Ben Taub General Hospital (1986 – 1989) and Chief of Medicine Service (1990 - present), Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine (1999 - 2002), Acting Chair of the Department of Medicine (2002 - 2004), and Chair of the Department of Medicine (2004 - 2006).  In addition, Dr. Greenberg has served as:  Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (2001 - 2004), Associate Chief of Staff at Ben Taub General Hospital, and Consulting Attending Physician at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. He was Acting Chief of Medicine Service at The Methodist Hospital from 2002 - 2005.

Dr. Greenberg holds the Herman Brown Teaching Professorship (1990 - present). In 2002, he was appointed Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.  His many awards and honors include:  membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society; Master of the American College of Physicians; overseas member of the Royal Society of Medicine; and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Dr. Greenberg is also a member of the following organizations:  American Clinical and Climatological Association, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, American Osler Society, American Thoracic Society, American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Virology, and New York Academy of Sciences. 

In 1972, he was named Outstanding House Officer of the University of Maryland’s Medicine Residency Program.  He served as Councilor of the Southern Society for Clinical Research from 1980 - 1983.  He was the recipient of the Chief Resident’s Award for Outstanding Attending in Internal Medicine at Baylor in 1987.  He received the John P. McGovern Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award at Baylor in 1995, and the Baylor Alumni Award in 1999.  He has been listed among the Best Doctors in America in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2005.

Dr. Greenberg has published approximately 150 journal articles and book chapters. He served as North American Editor for the Journal of Infection from 2002 - 2008.  He is currently editor of Practical Reviews in Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Greenberg’s research interests have been in the area of infectious diseases, especially respiratory viral infections.  His early interests centered on the use of interferon for the common cold.  He has published on the role of respiratory viruses in asthma and chronic bronchitis.  He has participated in several national trials of new antiviral drugs that are now used for the treatment of chicken pox, the shingles, encephalitis, influenza, and HIV/AIDS.  He has also collaborated on trials for influenza and HIV candidate vaccines.

Dr. Greenberg has contributed significantly to the educational mission of Baylor College of Medicine.  He has instructed medical students in Physical Diagnosis, Microbiology, The Core Clerkship in Internal Medicine, and the Medicine and Infectious Diseases services at Ben Taub General Hospital.  He has taught medicine residents as an Attending Physician, in conferences, and at the Ben Taub morning report.  He developed a highly successful CME course on the treatment of adult patients for practicing physicians and health professionals.  Currently, Dr. Greenberg has responsibility for all undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs at Baylor College of Medicine as Dean of Medical Education. 

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.