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Barry H. Greenberg


Biography: Barry H. Greenberg



  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program
  • UCSD Medical Center
  • San Diego, CA


Barry H. Greenberg, MD, is Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned a medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University College of Medicine in Syracuse and completed his internship at George Washington University Hospital and residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following research training at the Lipid Metabolism Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), he completed a fellowship in cardiology at UCSF. He then joined the faculty of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine. Prior to arriving at UCSD, he was visiting professor in residence at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, England and at the Laboratoire de Médicine Expérimentale of the Collège de France in Paris.

Dr. Greenberg’s clinical research focuses on understanding mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction and developing new heart failure therapies. In addition to investigator initiated research, he has served on the executive steering committees of numerous international multicenter heart failure trials including SOLVD, BEST, VEST, OPTIMIZE-HF, MOMENTUM (Chair), RELAX-AHF, RELAX-AHF-2, RELAX-Asia, CUPID 2 (Chair), DREAM-HF (Co-Chair), and COMMANDER-HF (Co-Chair) and on many DSMBs including ENABLE-2, VERITAS, TOPCAT, POSEIDEN, CHAMPION, GRIPHON (Chair), LAPTOP (Chair), ATOMIC-HF, COSMIC-HF and BLAST-HF (Chair). In addition, Dr. Greenberg directs a basic science laboratory that studies the molecular basis of cardiac remodeling, myocardial fibrosis and the development of novel therapies. He has published extensively in medical journals throughout his career.

Dr. Greenberg is co-editor of Congestive Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Comprehensive Approach to Management, the first comprehensive text in this field, now in its 3rd edition and editor of Myocardial Remodeling: Mechanisms and Treatment, published in 2006 and Management of Heart Failure published in 2010. He is co-author of Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Congestive Heart Failure. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from 2002-2014 and is a member of the editorial boards of several cardiology and subspecialty journals.

Dr. Greenberg is a founding member and past President of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). He chaired the initial HFSA Heart Failure Board Review Course and he continues to Chair the bi-annual HFSA Heart Failure Review Course. He has also served as Chair for numerous HFSA Committees (including Education, Advocacy, Nominating, and Corporate Affairs) and for Strategic Development.

Dr. Greenberg has been recognized for many years as being one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Best Doctors in San Diego.”

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