Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Contact Information

  Kirstein 228, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

  Lauren Anderson (617) 667-9890

  lkanders@bidmc.harvard.edu

Site Coordinator

Althea Silver, MPH, BSN, RN

Althea graduated from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and also has a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. Since graduating from Boston University, she has held a variety of clinical positions, including being an inpatient staff nurse at BIDMC. Currently, Althea serves as the Clinical Research Coordinator and Clinic Nurse in the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, a role which she has held for the past several years. As the Research Coordinator, Althea manages the clinical trials and research projects conducted by the movement disorder team and serves as the coordinator liaison with the National Parkinson Foundation. As the Movement Disorder Center nurse, Althea functions as a vital resource by providing support and care to patients, families and caregivers throughout each patient’s journey with Parkinson’s Disease. Additionally, Althea helps evaluate and coordinate care for Deep Brain Stimulation patients and is in charge of managing the many educational resources provided by the Movement Disorder Center.

Site Investigator


Samuel Frank, MD

Dr. Frank is a movement disorder neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester, he joined the neurology faculty at Boston University from 2004 to 2015. Dr. Frank serves as the principal investigator for a Huntington Study Group study and on the HSG executive committee. He is a member of the HDSA Board of Trustee and locally serves as the director of the HDSA Center of Excellence at BIDMC. Dr. Frank is the inpatient neurology consultant for the specialized Huntington’s Disease service at Tewksbury State Hospital.