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William B Greenough, MD

Associate Medical Director; Clinical Chief, Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
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  • Associate Medical Director; Clinical Chief, Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine


Geriatric Medicine


  • English
  • Bengali


Scientific and Professional Societies:

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Federation for Clinical Research
Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Clinical Investigation
Fellow of American College of Physicians
Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Science
Bangladesh Medical Society
Association of American Physicians
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geriatrics Society
Maryland Gerontological Association
Young Investigators Day Committee
Chapel Committee

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  • Education +


    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA ) (1957)


    • Brigham and Women's Hospital / Medicine (Boston MA ) (1962)


    • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital / Hematology (Cooperstown NY ) (1961)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Frick KD, Burton LC, Clark R, Mader, SI, Naughton WB, Burl JB, Greenough WB III, Steinwachs DM, Leff B. Substitutive Hospital at Home for Older Persons: Effects on Costs. Am J Manag Care 2009 Jan:15(1):49-56.

    Leff B, Burton L, Mader S, Naughton B, Burl J, Greenough WB, Guido S, Steinwachs D. Comparison of Functional Outcomes Associated with Hospital at Home Care and Traditional Acute Hospital Care. JAGS. 2009;57:273-278. 

    Greenough W. Treating and repatriating: an unacceptable policy. Virtual Mentor. 2009;11(7):502-505.

    Stein BE. Greenough WB, III, Mears SC. “Recurrent Clostridium Difficile-Associate Disease in Patients after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report and Review of Management. Amer Jrnl of Orthopedics. Submitted Sept. 18, 2009. 

    An International Model for Geriatrics Program Development in China: the Johns Hopkins-Peking Union Medical College Experience. Leng SX, Tian X, Liu X, Lazarus G, Bellantoni M, Greenough W., Fried LP, Shen Ti, Durso SC. International Health Affairs. JAGS 2010 

    Laffan AM, McKenzie R, Forti J, Conklin D, Marcinko R, Shrestha R, Bellantoni M, Greenough, WB, III. “Lactoferrin for the Prevention of Post Antibiotic Diarrhea.” Jrnl Health Pop and Nutr. 2011:29 (6):547-551. 

    Milner SM, Greenough WB, III, Asuku ME, Feldman M, Makam R, Noppenberger D, Price LA, Prosciak M, vanLoon IN. From Cholera to Burns: A Role for Oral Rehydration Therapy”. Jrnl Health Pop and Nutr. 2011:29(6):648-651. 

    Valente SA, Greenough WB, III, DeMarco SL, Andersen RE. More Expensive Surfaces are Not Always Better. Kuwait Med Jrnl 2012;44(1):40-45. 

    Stein BE, Greenough WB, III, Mears SC. Management and Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients after Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Review. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2012;3(4):157-163. 

    Gerold KB, Greenough WB III, Yasar S. Rice-Based Electrolyte Drinks More Effective Than Water in Replacing Sweat Losses During Hot Weather Training and Operations. Jrnl Spec Oper Medi 2013;13:12-14


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    Biographical Listings:

    Who's Who in the East
    Who's Who in Science and Engineering
    Who's Who in America
    Who's Who in the World
    American Men and Women of Science
    Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare


    UNICEF Gold Medal for East Asia and Pakistan 1983
    King Faisal International Prize in Medicine 1984
    UNICEF Maurice Pate Prize (ICDDR,B) 1984
    W.B. Greenough Award for Excellence in Research/BRAC Student Award 2006
    Employee of the Month Recipient/Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center May 2006
    BAFI Outstanding Services Award for the cause of Bangladesh July 2007
    Mary Betty Stevens Award for Excellence in Clnical Research
       American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter)  Feb 2013

    Professional Activities

    Primary Positions Dates Institutions

    U.S. Public Health Service 1962-1967 National Heart Institute
    Highest rank attained, Senior Surgeon of the National Institutes of Health

    Research Associate 1962-1964 Cholera Research Laboratory
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Chief Clinical Research 1964-1965 Cholera Research Laboratory
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Staff Associate 1965-1967 National Heart Institute
    Laboratory of Metabolism

    Assistant Chief of Medicine 1967-1970 Baltimore City Hospitals

    Assistant Professor of Medicine 1967-1969 Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Associate Professor 1969-1983 Johns Hopkins University
    of Medicine & Microbiology

    Professor of Medicine 1983 Johns Hopkins University

    Professor of Microbiology 1983 Johns Hopkins University

    Professor of International Health 1985 Johns Hopkins University

    Chief, Infectious 1970-1976 Department of Medicine
    Diseases Division Johns Hopkins University

    Director, Robert Wood 1974-1977 Johns Hopkins University
    Johnson Foundation
    Clinical Scholars Program

    Scientific Director 1977-1979 Cholera Research Laboratory
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Director 1979-1985 International Centre for Diarrhoeal
    Disease Research, Bangladesh

    Faculty member of Division 1985-present Johns Hopkins University at
    of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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    5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    John R. Burton Pavilion
    Terrace Level
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0782
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0247
    Fax: 410-550-2513
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