Dr. Martin A. Samuels
Dr. Martin A. Samuels

The Department of Neurology will be welcoming Dr. Martin A. Samuels, visiting professor from Harvard Medical School, to campus as this year’s speaker for the 29th Annual William S. Fields Lecture.

This year’s lecture, titled “Voodoo” Death Revisited: the Modern Lessons of Neurocardiology” will be held noon Friday, Nov. 10, in MSB 2.135. Samuels also will be speaking at the 2nd Annual Neurology Update Symposium the following day.

Samuels, chair of the Department of Neurology and neurologist-in-chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has worked as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School since the late 1970s. In 1988, Samuels forged the Department of Neurology and served as its founding chair in the mid 1990s, and has received numerous accolades and awards of recognition throughout his career, including a Fellowship in the American Academy of Neurology and in the American Neurological Association.

The Annual William S. Fields Lecture Series is named after the Department of Neurology’s founder, Dr. William Fields, who established the department in 1972 with only six faculty. Since then, the department has grown exponentially, expanding the specialty programs to the areas of Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurocognitive disorders, Neurorehabilitation, Brain Disorder Research, Diagnostic Neurology, and Stroke.

For more information about the event, contact Lucy Garza at 713-500-7582.