Stephanie Greene, MD, joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery in the pediatric neurosurgery division at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2009.
Dr. Greene graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 with a degree in biology and psychology, and a concentration in neuroscience. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College, and completed her neurosurgical residency at Harvard University in the Brigham & Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Boston program.
Her fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery was completed through the University of Washington program at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2005. She is board certified in both adult and pediatric neurosurgery. She was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Brown University, prior to accepting her position at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is the director of vascular neurosurgery and perinatal neurosurgery at Children’s.
Specialized Areas of Interest
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Professional Organization Membership
Education & Training
- AB, Biology/Psychology, Dartmouth College, 1993
- MD, Albany Medical College, 1998
- Residency, Neurological Surgery, Penn State University, 2000
- Residency, Neurological Surgery, Harvard University, 2004
- Fellowship, Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2005
Honors & Awards
- Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2018-present
- Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2018-present
- Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine, 2017-present
- American’s Most Honored Professionals (American Registry), 2017-present
- Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2017-present
- Castle Connolly Metro Area Top Doctor, 2016-present
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2016-present
- Top Ten Doctor – Metro Area, City, and State (Vitals.com), 2013-present
- Patients’ Choice 5-Year Honoree, 2013-present
- America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, 2011-present
- Cambridge’s Who’s Who 2011 America’s Top Surgeons, 2007, 2011, 2012
- Patients’ Choice Award, 2008-present
Kellogg R, Lee PS, Deibert CP, Tempel ZN, Zwagerman NT, Bonfield CM, Johnson SM, Greene S. Twenty years’ experience in myelomeningocele management at a single institution: lessons learned. J Neurosurg Peds [Epub ahead of print], 2018
Tonetti DA, Richter B, Andrews E, Xu C, Emery SP, Greene S. Clinical outcomes of isolated aqueductal stenosis. World Neurosurg 114:e976-e981, 2018.
McDowell MM, Blatt J, Deibert C, Zwagerman NT, Tempel ZJ, Greene S. Predictors of mortality in children with myelomeningocele and symptomatic Chiari II malformation. J Neurosurg Peds 21(6):587-596 2018.
McDowell MM, Lee PS, Foster K, Greene S. The utility of early external ventricular drainage in myelomeningocele closure. Pediatric Neurosurg 53(2):100-107, 2018.
Rocque B, Agee B, Thompson E, Piedra M, Baird L, Selden N, Greene S, Deibert C, Hankinson T, Lew S, Iskandar B, Bragg T, Frim D, Grant G, Gupta N, Auguste K, Nikas D, Vassilyadi M, Muh C, Wetjen N, Lam S. Complications following pediatric cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: a multicenter retrospective study. J Neurosurg Peds [Epub ahead of print], 2018.
Greene S, Lee PS, Deibert CP, Tempel ZJ, Florio K, Zwagerman NT, Bonfield CM, Emery S. The effect of mode of delivery on infant neurologic outcomes in myelomeningocele. Am J Ob Gyn 215(4):495e1-11, 2016.
Greene S, Bansal L, Coffman K, Nardone R, Zuccoli G. Pial synangiosis ameliorates movement disorder symptoms in the absence of prior stroke in moyamoya disease. J Child Neurol 31(5):646-51, 2016.
Zwagerman NT, Foster KA, Jakacki R, Khan FH, Yock TI, Greene S. The development of moyamoya syndrome after proton beam therapy. Pediatr Blood and Cancer 61:1490-92, 2014.
Bonfield C, Lam S, Lin Y, Greene S. The impact of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder on recovery from closed head injury. J Neurosurg Peds 12(2):97-102, 2013.
Greene S, Nair N, Ojemann JG, Ellenbogen RG, Avellino AT. Meningiomas in childhood. Pediatric Neurosurgery 44(1):9-13, 2008.
A complete list of Dr. Greene's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
Dr. Greene’s Moyamoya studies include identifying a noninvasive, radiation-free method of quantifying vascular reserve and a patient’s risk of stroke, both pre- and post-operatively. Another study seeks to standardize the anesthetic management of these patients to minimize their perioperative stroke risk. A third is investigating the relationship between the length of arterial indirect bypass and the degree of resultant neovascularization.
The outcomes of a large series of arteriovenous malformations treated at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with a combination of Gamma Knife radiosurgery, endovascular embolization, and open surgery are being analyzed. The outcomes of myelomeningocele patients with regard to shunt infection, shunt malfunction, and tethered cord syndrome are being described in separate publications. A study analyzing the outcomes of breech presentation in myelomeningocele is in progress. Data collection is underway for a study using ultrasound to identify shunt malfunction with the goal of simplifying the evaluation of patients with slit ventricle syndrome. A project utilizing a fetal ventriculo-amniotic shunt to temporize hydrocephalus in utero until the time of birth is well under way.
UPMC doctors perform life changing surgery to repair spinal defect
June 10, 2019
Lock Haven Express
In-utero Fetal Surgery Carried For the First Time Ever In Pittsburgh
June 10, 2019
Gobal Market News 24
Pitt Researchers Perform University’s First In Utero Spina Bifida Surgery
June 5, 2019
Pittsburgh Surgeons Repair Spina Bifida in Utero at 25 Weeks Gestation
June 5, 2019
Doctors Operate on Baby Still in Mother's Womb
June 4, 2019
CNN/HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade
How Womb Surgery Saved A Baby From Being Born With A Birth Defect
June 4, 2019
Breakthrough in-utero surgery treats ‘devastating’ birth defect
June 3, 2019
New York Post
First-ever in-utero surgery to treat spina bifida
June 3, 2019
Thanks to surgery in the womb, newborn avoids devastating birth defect
June 2, 2019
WCTV-TV, Tallahassee, Fla.
Pittsburgh surgeons say results are good in their first spina bifida repair before baby is born
May 31, 2019
From the operating room to the pitcher's mound
April 19, 2019
Mt. Pleasant girl overcomes effects of brain surgery
March 5, 2014
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury
June 25, 2013
U.S. News & World Report Health Day
UPMC Videos & Patient Stories
Surgical Treatment of Moyamoya in the Pediatric Population
Dr. Greene explains how surgical intervention is the only viable treatment to effectively halt neurological decline associated with moyamoya.
Brain Care Institute Patient Story: Nathan’s Story
See how one family found help for moyamoya through the expertise of Dr. Greene of the Brain Care Institute.