Carmel doctor honored by Grinnell College for work, service 


By Maria Cook

Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg of Carmel is a man of many accomplishments. He has been an orthopedic surgeon at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis since 1993.

During that time, Greenberg has published a textbook and served as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery. For 12 years, he was the director of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center’s Hand Fellowship Program, and he has taught at various institutions around the world. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Greenberg also performs charity work through medical missions.

Last month, Greenberg added another accomplishment to his career when he received the Grinnell College Alumni Award during the college’s 140th Alumni Reunion Weekend. Grinnell College is a private liberal arts university in Grinnell, Iowa.

Before earning his master’s degree in human anatomy from Ohio State University and his medical degree from George Washington University, Greenberg graduated with honors from Grinnell College, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1980.

Lisa Lacher, a spokesperson for Grinnell College, said alumni are selected for the college’s Alumni Award based on “a combination of professional achievement and community service.”

Greenberg has dedicated a large part of his life to helping others. His medical missions have taken him to places within the U.S., such as the Chinle Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and abroad, such as India, Guatemala and Honduras.  Greenberg provides help to underserved populations in areas where accessing medical care, particularly surgical care, can be difficult for financial and logistical reasons.

“The primary reason for the medical missions to those countries was for Dr. Greenberg to perform hand surgeries,” Lacher said.

Greenberg could not be reached for comment as of press time.