News : 2008 : November

Dr. Barth Green Among Humanitarians of the Year Honored by March of Dimes

11.21.2008

Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chairman of neurological surgery, is wrapping up the year with a prestigious award. Dr. Green has been named one of the March of Dimes 2008 Humanitarians of the Year. The award was given to him at the Building Our Community Awards luncheon November 21 on Jungle Island in Miami.

Dr. Green is world-renowned for his work in treating spinal cord injuries and disorders. As co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, he has helped develop the largest and most productive spinal cord injury and paralysis research center in the world. In winning the award, Dr. Green said it is a ³real privilege to serve our most deserving neighbors and patients in South Florida as well as across America and abroad. I am the one who should be honoring you, my family and friends and Miller School colleagues, who together have given me the precious time, support and therefore, the opportunity!

Besides honoring Dr. Green, the March of Dimes also awarded Humanitarians of the Year honors to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, CBS4 News Anchor Shannon Hori, and Miami Heat All-Star Alonzo Mourning for their work to help the underserved in our community.