Sanford H. Auerbach, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Sanford Auerbach
617.638.8456
75 E. Newton St Collamore Building

Biography

Dr. Sanford Auerbach completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and completed his medical internship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then moved to the Boston University School of Medicine where he completed his training in Neurology and went on to complete a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology. After, Dr. Auerbach joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology. For a period of time, he devoted part of his efforts to neurorehabilitation and managed the brain injury unit at Braintree Hospital, in addition to developing a clinical program for Alzheimer’s disease at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Auerbach directed all of his efforts to activities at Boston Medical Center and the School of Medicine. He also developed an interest in sleep medicine and became the director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center. In recent years, his efforts have been split between Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Neurology with an emphasis on dementia. In addition to his activities in the BU ADC, he has been active in the Dementia project of the Framingham Study and a variety of local and national committees. Dr. Auerbach is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association and has served as a member and recent chair of its Board of Directors. He was involved in administrative management of the department and had served as the interim chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Auerbach is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a board certified neurologist and a board certified sleep specialist.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • New York Medical College, MD
  • Cornell University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 6/15/2018

    Morgenthaler TI, Auerbach S, Casey KR, Kristo D, Maganti R, Ramar K, Zak R, Kartje R. Position Paper for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Paper. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 Jun 15; 14(6):1041-1055. PMID: 29852917.

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  • Published on 3/6/2018

    Pase MP, Himali JJ, Grima NA, Beiser AS, Satizabal CL, Aparicio HJ, Thomas RJ, Gottlieb DJ, Auerbach SH, Seshadri S. Author response: Sleep architecture and the risk of incident dementia in the community. Neurology. 2018 Mar 06; 90(10):487. PMID: 29507137.

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  • Published on 10/15/2017

    McInnis RP, Dodds EB, Johnsen J, Auerbach S, Pyatkevich Y. CPAP Treats Enuresis in Adults With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Oct 15; 13(10):1209-1212. PMID: 28859721.

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  • Published on 10/3/2017

    Pase MP, Westwood AJ, Beiser A, Jain N, DeCarli C, Himali JJ, Auerbach SH, Seshadri S. Author response: Prolonged sleep duration as a marker of early neurodegeneration predicting incident dementia. Neurology. 2017 Oct 03; 89(14):1533. PMID: 28972111.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Neu SC, Pa J, Kukull W, Beekly D, Kuzma A, Gangadharan P, Wang LS, Romero K, Arneric SP, Redolfi A, Orlandi D, Frisoni GB, Au R, Devine S, Auerbach S, Espinosa A, Boada M, Ruiz A, Johnson SC, Koscik R, Wang JJ, Hsu WC, Chen YL, Toga AW. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Sex Risk Factors for Alzheimer Disease: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Oct 01; 74(10):1178-1189. PMID: 28846757.

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  • Published on 6/13/2017

    Li J, Ogrodnik M, Devine S, Auerbach S, Wolf PA, Au R. Practical risk score for 5-, 10-, and 20-year prediction of dementia in elderly persons: Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Jan; 14(1):35-42. PMID: 28627378.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Tan ZS, Spartano NL, Beiser AS, DeCarli C, Auerbach SH, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jun 01; 72(6):789-795. PMID: 27422439.

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  • Published on 2/22/2017

    Westwood AJ, Beiser A, Jain N, Himali JJ, DeCarli C, Auerbach SH, Pase MP, Seshadri S. Prolonged sleep duration as a marker of early neurodegeneration predicting incident dementia. Neurology. 2017 Mar 21; 88(12):1172-1179. PMID: 28228567.

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  • Published on 12/30/2016

    Auerbach S, Yaffe K. The link between sleep-disordered breathing and cognition in the elderly: New opportunities? Neurology. 2017 01 31; 88(5):424-425. PMID: 28039313.

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  • Published on 11/9/2016

    Spector AR, Loriaux D, Alexandru D, Auerbach SH. The Influence of the Menstrual Phases on Polysomnography. Cureus. 2016 Nov 09; 8(11):e871. PMID: 27994989.

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