Samuel A. Frank, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Neurology C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-8647
Fax: 617-638-5354
Email: samfrank@bu.edu

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA (1998)
Residency: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2002)
Board Certifications: Neurology
Special Interests: Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Botulinum toxin administration

 

Recent Publications

Frank S. Treatment of Huntington’s disease. Neurotherapeutics. 2014 Jan;11(1):153-60. doi: 10.1007/s13311-013-0244-z.

Carlozzi NE, Victorson D, Sung V, Beaumont JL, Cheng W, Gorin B, Duh MS, Samuelson D, Tulsky D, Gutierrez S, Nowinski CJ, Mueller A, Shen V, Frank S. HD-PRO-TRIAD™ Validation: A Patient-reported Instrument for the Symptom Triad of Huntington’s Disease. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2014 Apr 14;4:223. doi: 10.7916/D8PN93NZ.

Victorson D, Carlozzi NE, Frank S, Beaumont JL, Cheng W, Gorin B, Duh MS, Samuelson D, Tulsky D, Gutierrez S, Nowinski CJ, Mueller A, Shen V, Sung V. Identifying Motor, Emotional-Behavioral, and Cognitive Deficits that Comprise the Triad of HD Symptoms from Patient, Caregiver, and Provider Perspectives. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2014 Apr 14;4:224. doi: 10.7916/D8JW8BWS.

Wilkenfeld AJ, Frank SA, McCarthy DC Jr. Botulinum toxin for painful spasms from focal seizures: theoretical considerations and case report. Neurologist. 2013 Jan;19(1):15-6. doi: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e31827aa7ab.

Ramos EM, Latourelle JC, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Squitieri F, Di Pardo A, Di Donato S, Gellera C, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Gusella JF, Lee JM, Alonso I, Sequeiros J, Myers RH, Macdonald ME. Candidate glutamatergic and dopaminergic pathway gene variants do not influence Huntington’s disease motor onset. Neurogenetics. 2013 Nov;14(3-4):173-9. doi: 10.1007/s10048-013-0364-y.

Ramos EM, Latourelle JC, Lee JH, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Squitieri F, Di Pardo A, Di Donato S, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Marder K, Gusella JF, Lee JM, Alonso I, Sequeiros J, Myers RH, Macdonald ME. Population stratification may bias analysis of PGC-1α as a modifier of age at Huntington disease motor onset. Hum Genet. 2012 Dec;131(12):1833-40. doi: 10.1007/s00439-012-1205-z.

Lee JH, Lee JM, Ramos EM, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Kishikawa S, Hadzi T, Hendricks AE, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Gellera C, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, Landwehrmeyer GB; Registry Study of the European Huntington’s Disease Network, Shoulson I; Huntington Study Group COHORT project, Myers RH, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF. TAA repeat variation in the GRIK2 gene does not influence age at onset in Huntington’s disease. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Aug 3;424(3):404-8.

Lee JM, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Ramos EM, Myers RH, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Griguoli A, Di Donato S, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF. Common SNP-based haplotype analysis of the 4p16.3 Huntington disease gene region. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Mar 9;90(3):434-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.01.005.

Lee JM, Ramos EM, Lee JH, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Hayden MR, Warby SC, Morrison P, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Orobello S, Di Donato S, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, Paulsen JS; PREDICT-HD study of the Huntington Study Group (HSG), Landwehrmeyer GB; REGISTRY study of the European Huntington’s Disease Network, Myers RH; HD-MAPS Study Group, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF; COHORT study of the HSG. CAG repeat expansion in Huntington disease determines age at onset in a fully dominant fashion. Neurology. 2012 Mar 6;78(10):690-5. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318249f683.

Perloff MD, Zuzuárregui JR, Frank SA. Writing from the wards: advice for residents. Neurologist. 2012 Mar;18(2):96-8. doi: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e31823fa3d0.

Dorsey R, Biglan K, Eberly S, Auinger P, Brocht A, Umeh CC, Oakes D, Clarence-Smith K, Marshall F, Shoulson I, Frank S. Use of Tetrabenazine in Huntington Disease Patients on Antidepressants or with Advanced Disease: Results from the TETRA-HD Study. PLoS Curr. 2011 Nov 13;3:RRN1283. doi: 10.1371/currents.RRN1283.

Frank S, Jankovic J. Advances in the pharmacological management of Huntington’s disease. Drugs. 2010 Mar 26;70(5):561-71. doi: 10.2165/11534430-000000000-00000. Review.

Frank S. Tetrabenazine: the first approved drug for the treatment of chorea in US patients with Huntington disease. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2010 Oct 5;6:657-65. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S6430.

Frank S, Ondo W, Fahn S, Hunter C, Oakes D, Plumb S, Marshall F, Shoulson I, Eberly S, Walker F, Factor S, Hunt V, Shinaman A, Jankovic J. A study of chorea after tetrabenazine withdrawal in patients with Huntington disease. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2008 May-Jun;31(3):127-33. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0b013e3180ca77ea.

 

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine