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Professor Marty Samuels 1945–2023
  1. Phil E M Smith
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phil E M Smith, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, CF14 4XW, UK; smithpe{at}

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Marty Samuels died recently aged 77, having been working full time at the Women’s and Brigham Hospital in Boston, USA until days before his death.

My sabbatical with him in 2013 was truly career enhancing. I saw Samuels lead by example, focusing always on the patient, but invariably supporting and encouraging his trainees. Being dually certified in neurology and internal medicine, he relished disentangling complex medical problems that overlapped with …

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  • Contributors PEMS is the sole author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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