Martin A. Samuels, MD, is the Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and founding and current chair of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed his undergraduate studies at Williams College, and received his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his post-doctoral training in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Board certified in both neurology and internal medicine, Dr. Samuels is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Royal College of Surgeons and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He is the past-president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology. His special interest is the interface between internal medicine and neurology. He is internationally known, both within internal medicine and neurology as a premier diagnostician and teacher. Dr. Samuels’s career has been aimed at relieving suffering caused by neurological disease and symptoms. Gaining the experience and knowledge necessary to optimize the number of people he can help has been a life-long endeavor.
Dr. Samuels has defined the field of neurological medicine with its many subspecialties of neuro-cardiology, neuro-hematology, neuro-gastroenterology and all of the other broad interfaces between diseases of the nervous system and disorders in the rest of the body. He has also written and lectured widely on these topics, as well as common neurologic complaints such as dizziness, movement disorders, stroke, emergency neurology, and headache. He is perhaps best recognized as the creator of what is now known as Samuels’s Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics, now in its 9th edition as the co-author, with Dr. Allan Ropper, of Adams’s and Victor’s Principles of Neurology now in its 10th edition.