Institute Chair, Neurological Institute
Stephen D. Samples, MD, is Chair of the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Samples worked extensively in senior roles at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio, US. He was Director of the Center for Regional Neurosciences and General Neurology, which he launched in 2007. In addition to being Center Director, Dr. Samples initiated the Consultation and Affiliate Program for the Neurological Institute, providing expertise in neurosciences both nationally and internationally.
He was the Healthcare MBA Vice-Chairman of the Neurological Institute, and a member of the Neurological Institute’s Strategic Finance Team. He is also the architect of the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare 101 course. The course was designed to educate physicians and nurses about the business of healthcare in the changing medical environment.
Dr. Samples received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, US. He completed an internship in medicine, was chief resident during his residency in neurology, and completed a specialized headache fellowship, all at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Samples is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
As an active member of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Samples has written several articles and abstracts in the fields of neuroscience and chronic pain. Dr. Samples is the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Department of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic.