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Robert S. Greenwood, MD, FAAN

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Title: Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Company: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Robert S. Greenwood, MD, professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in child neurology.

With 56 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Greenwood has excelled as a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine since 1993. Beyond his responsibilities as a medical professional, he teaches residents and medical students. He began his career as chief military pediatrician at the Andrew Radar Clinic at Walter Reid Medical Center from 1971 to 1973. He garnered a stellar reputation as an instructor of pediatrics and as a fellow in pediatric neurology at Washington University School of Medicine from 1975 to 1977. He established himself at his own medical practice from 1977 to 2023.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Greenwood pursued an education at The University of Texas Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology, minoring in neurophysiology, in 1965. He concluded his studies at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating with his Medical Doctorate in 1968. Beyond his responsibilities within the field, he has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He has contributed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Family Support Network.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Greenwood remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a member of the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the North Carolina Medical Society, the Epilepsy Association, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Dr. Greenwood has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was presented with the Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award by the Child Neurology Society, the J Kiffin Penry Quality of Life Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, the Teacher Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, the North Carolina Volunteer of the Year Award from the North Carolina Epilepsy Association, and several teaching awards from the University of North Carolina in Child Neurology. He was recognized among the best doctors in America, and as America’s Top Neurologist, received the Army Commendation Medal in 1973, and was selected for the United Cerebral Palsy Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology in 1970.

Dr. Greenwood owes his success to his wife’s unwavering support and understanding. In the immediate future, he is passionate about expanding his work in international child neurology service and training. His goal is to travel to other countries and provide child neurology services, as well as improve the education of child neurologists and accessibility of child neurology services worldwide. Additionally, he plans to remain politically active in North Carolina and work towards improving healthcare in the state.

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