Samuel Frank, MD


Phone: 617.638.8456
Fax: 617.638.5354
Location: Department of Neurology, BUMC


  • Associate Professor of Neurology at BUMC
  • Movement Disorder Specialist, Department of Neurology, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus
  • Director of Clinical Care at the Jamaica Plain VAMC Dystonia Clinic

Educational Background

Dr. Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Psychology at the University of Rochester in 1993 and an M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. An Internship in Medicine and Residency in Neurology were completed at the University of Rochester.  He continued at UR for a National Institutes of Health funded fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics focusing on Movement Disorders.

Clinical Care

Dr. Frank is dedicated to improving the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and other movement disorders through research, clinical care, and education. He sees patients at the BMC Movement Disorder clinic as well as the suburban Weymouth office, and the Jamaica Plain VA Dystonia and Botulinum toxin Clinic. He is the inpatient neurology consultant for the Specialized Huntington’s Disease Unit at Tewksbury State Hospital. He is also the HD neurology consultant for Coyne Health Center, a long-term care center with dedicated facilities for HD.


Dr. Frank is involved in research developing new therapies and measures for Huntington’s disease and ethical assessments of new research for Parkinson’s disease.


Education is a passionate subject for Dr. Frank because effective educators are also effective communicators and physicians.  He is involved in lectures, planning, and bedside teaching of medical students, residents and movement disorder fellows.  He has published several articles on the topic of teaching and is the Co-Director of educational programming for the residents at BU.


Dr. Frank has spoken in the Rochester and Boston area on many aspects of movement disorders.  He has presented his work at national and international meetings.


Dr. Frank was selected by the residents of Rochester, NY to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award as a person who represents an outstanding resident role model.  Upon graduating medical school, he was the recipient of the Robert G. Feldman Prize in Neurology, for the medical student who has exhibited compassion, humanism and excellence in the application of neuroscience to the care of patients with neurological disease.

December 12, 2011
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine