Scientific Advisory Board, Member

Samuel Frank  MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Co-Director of Neurology Resident Education at Boston University
Boston, MA

Dr. Samuel Frank is Associate Professor of Neurology and co-Director of Neurology Resident Education at Boston University.  Since completing his fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics (Movement Disorders) at the University of Rochester, he has established active general movement disorders, Huntington's disease, and dystonia clinics at Boston University and the New England regional VA hospital.  He also serves as the inpatient neurology consultant for the Huntington’s disease service at Tewksbury State Hospital, a state run chronic care hospital. 

Regarding research, Dr. Frank has served as the site investigator for multiple clinical trials including those coordinated through the Huntington Study Group, Parkinson Study Group, Michael J. Fox Foundation, National Science Foundation, NIH and other independent studies.  He played a key role as medical monitor for the clinical trials in the US of tetrabenazine for chorea associated with Huntington’s disease.  He has published in the areas of Huntington’s disease, education and research ethics, determining why patients chose (or refuse to) participate in invasive research studies for Parkinson’s disease. He has also served on data safety monitoring committees.   

Dr. Frank has played a strong role in advocacy for patients, serving as the consumer representative for the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Advisory Committee for the FDA. He is an active member as a member of the board of trustees for the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) and has chaired the National HDSA Education Subcommittee.  Dr. Frank is also currently serving as a member of the Patient Safety Subcommittee at the American Academy of Neurology.