- Remote effects of malignancy on the nervous system
- Papovavirus Infections
- Central Nervous System Infections
- Viral Oncogenesis
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Leukoencephalopathy, Progressive Multifocal
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Neurology - Professor
||American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. John E. Greenlee is Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology. He is a member of the Brain Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and is also Neurologist at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Greenlee received his medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then served as intern in medicine, junior assistant resident in medicine, and resident and chief resident in neurology at the University of Virginia Hospital, followed by a fellowship in neurovirology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Richard T. Johnson. He was a member of the Neurology faculty at the University of Virginia from 1976 to 1986 and then joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has served as Chief of Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Director of the Neurology Student Clerkship, Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program, and founding member of the University’s Brain Attack program. From 2002-2007 he was Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology.
Dr. Greenlee is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery and Associate Editor of Medlink. He has served on the Experimental Virology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health and on advisory groups for neurology within the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Greenlee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association and the International Society for Neurovirology. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1994.
Dr. Greenlee’s areas of research have been neurovirology, with particular emphasis on polyomavirus infections, and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, with particular emphasis on the role of humoral immunity in disease pathogenesis. His work has been supported by research awards from the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Western Institute for Biomedical Research. His clinical interests are central nervous system infections, remote effects of cancer on the nervous system, and stroke.