Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neuroscience and Stroke Critical Care
Dr. Samuels received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and completed his internship and residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed a Cerebrovascular Disease Fellowship at Emory University and a second fellowship in Neurologic and Neurosurgical Neurointensive Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Samuels was instrumental in the redevelopment of Emory University Hospital’s Neurointensive Care Unit. In 2007, Emory opened its 20-bed, neurosciences ICU that allows for centralization of the most critical medical services for patients suffering from severe neurologic and neurosurgical brain injury. Emory's new unit is one of the largest and busiest in the country, and one of only a few of this type of unit in the Southeast. It provides an unparalleled level of comfort and convenience, and most importantly, the integration of family members who wish to remain near their loved ones. The Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at Emory University Hospital was selected as the recipient of the 2008 ICU Design Citation Award.