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Advisory Board


Dr. Allan H. Ropper

Dr. Allan Ropper has been a practicing and academic neurologist for 35 years and is currently Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Raymond D. Adams Distinguished Clinician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is credited with being one of the founders of the field of neurological intensive care and is author of the most widely used textbook of neurology in the world, Principles of Neurology, now in its tenth edition, in addition to numerous books and over 150 scholarly articles. His research interests are in the intensive care of head trauma, stroke, Guillain-Barré syndrome and in experimental gene therapy for neuropathy. Ropper is publicly known as the physician who has treated Michael J. Fox, Ozzy Osbourne and other personalities. He has advised the US Department of Defense Health Board and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican. Ropper currently serves as an Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Physicians.

Martin A. Samuels

Martin A. Samuels received his BA from Williams College in 1967 and MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1971. He completed an internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and Neurology Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was chief of the Neurology Service at the Brockton-West Roxbury VA Medical Center for eleven years before assuming the position as Chief of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of the Harvard Longwood Neurology Training Program in 1988. He is the Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and founding Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Samuels is board certified in both Neurology and Internal Medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Royal College of Physicians and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He is the past-president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology. He is the creator and current co-editor of Samuels’s Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics; co-author of Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology, editor of the neurology section of Scientific American Medicine, editor of Scientific American Neurology, editor of the neurology section of Stein’s Internal Medicine; the editor of the medical neurology section of Noseworthy’s Neurological Therapeutics; co-editor of Office Practice of Neurology; editor of the medical neurology section in Schapira’s Neurology in Clinical Neuroscience; editor of Hospitalist Neurology; co-author of Shared Care in Neurology, author of the ten volume Video Textbook of Neurology for the Practicing Physician, author of the Martin A. Samuels Review Course in Neurology for Non-Neurologists and editor of the Comprehensive Update and Review of Neurology. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Journal Watch Neurology, is as Associate Editor of the Annals of Neurology, and is an ad hoc reviewer or editorial board member of several medical and neurological journals.

He has won numerous prizes, including the first Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the 2006 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education and the 2007 H. Houston Merritt Award for Clinically Relevant Research. He received the Daniel Drake Medal and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Samuels is the author of numerous articles, chapters, video and audio tapes and is the discusser of a record eleven Cabot Cases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has acted as visiting professor at innumerable centers around the world and co-led a course on Neurological Medicine at the World Congress of Neurology in Sydney. His special interest is the interface between Internal Medicine and Neurology, an area in which he offered a legendary one-man full day course at the AAN annual meeting for many years. He is internationally known, both within internal medicine and neurology, as a premier diagnostician and teacher. Among his major fields of expertise are neurocardiology, neurohematology, neurogastroenterology, neurohepatology, neuronephrology, the neurologic complications of organ transplantation and the neurologic aspects of acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. He has also written and lectured widely on common neurologic complaints such as dizziness, movement disorders, stroke, emergency neurology and headache. His creative work has focused on the mechanisms of neurovisceral control and damage, beginning with his study of neurogenic electrocardiographic changes. His unifying hypothesis, aimed at explaining the mechanisms of neurogenic heart disease, has wide clinical application to the role of the nervous system in the causation of human disease.

Joshua P. Klein

Joshua P. Klein, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief of the Division of Hospital Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is from New York and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and then from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a 2009 graduate of the HMS-BWH-Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology Residency Program where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at BWH and is board certified in both Neurology and Neuroimaging. Dr. Klein's Division of Hospital Neurology is the first academic neurohospitalist service among HMS affiliated hospitals, and one of only a few nationwide. He is Vice Chair of the Neurohospitalist Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Chair of the Membership Committee and on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Neuroimaging, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroimaging and The Neurohospitalist. At BWH, he is Director of Performance Improvement for Neurology and Associate Director of the Neurology Medical Student Clerkship. Dr. Klein was selected as Neurology Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2012. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has published extensively. With his clinical mentors Allan H. Ropper and Martin A. Samuels, he co-authored the 10th Edition of “Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology”.

Tracey A. Milligan

Tracey A. Milligan is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, Emerson College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed neurology residency at Partners Neurology, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She completed an epilepsy fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Academy Fellowship in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. She is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently the Neurology Residency Director of the Harvard BWH MGH Training Program and previously served as a Neurology Clerkship Director at Harvard BWH. She is an award winning teacher and a leader of courses in the Neurological Examination, Neuroanatomy, Reflective Practice in Medicine and Integrative Mind Brain Medicine. She is the Associate Editor of Neurology for AAMC MedEdPortal and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Her scholarly interests include neurologic education and simulation, difficulty to treat seizure disorders, and teaching in the inpatient and outpatient settings.