Martin A. Samuels, M.D


Dr. Samuels is currently Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Also, he is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. For eleven years prior to assuming the position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he served as Chief of Neurology at the Brockton-West Roxbury VA Medical Center.

Dr. Samuels is an internationally renowned teacher-clinician, a premier diagnostician and a leading authority on the relationships between neurology and general medicine. His major fields of expertise include neurocardiology, neurohematology, neurogastroenterology, neurohepatology, neuronephrology, and the neurologic aspects of organ transplantation. He has been the editor of several neurology textbooks, developed an instructional video on clinical neurology for practicing physicians and authored numerous articles and book chapters. Additionally, he is the 2006 recipient of the AB Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education. Dr. Samuels was the Founding Editor of Journal Watch Neurology in 1999 and has been Editor-in-Chief since then.

He obtained his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Dr. Samuels completed an internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and Neurology Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Samuels is board certified in both Neurology and Internal Medicine, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the American Neurologic Association. He is currently President-Elect of the Association of University Professors of Neurology, the national association of academic department chairs. Dr. Samuels has written numerous articles, chapters, videos and audiotapes and has won awards for teaching, including the first Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    Chairman, Department of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Professor of Neurology

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1971

  • Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975
  • Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Neurology
Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges

Brigham and Women’s Hospital