Sanford H. Auerbach, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Neurology C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-8456
Fax: 617-638-5354

Medical School: New York Medical College, New York (1975)
Residency: Boston Medical Center/Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, MA (1980)
Fellowship: Neurobehavioral Aphasia, BVAMC, Boston, MA (1980)
Board Certifications: Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Special Interests: Sleep, Behavioral Neurology, Dementia


Recent Publications

Westwood AJ, Spector AR, Auerbach SH. CPAP treats muscle cramps in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Jun 15;10(6):691-2. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3806.

Vendrame M, Jackson S, Syed S, Kothare SV, Auerbach SH. Central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea in patients with epilepsy. Sleep Breath. 2014 Mar;18(1):119-24. doi: 10.1007/s11325-013-0858-8.

Vendrame M, Yang B, Jackson S, Auerbach SH. Insomnia and epilepsy: a questionnaire-based study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Feb 1;9(2):141-6. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2410.

Westwood AJ, Vendrame M, Montouris G, Auerbach SH. Pearls & oy-sters: treatment of central sleep apnea with topiramate. Neurology. 2012 Apr 17;78(16):e97-9. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318250d7bf.

Aurora RN, Zak RS, Karippot A, Lamm CI, Morgenthaler TI, Auerbach SH, Bista SR, Casey KR, Chowdhuri S, Kristo DA, Ramar K; American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Practice parameters for the respiratory indications for polysomnography in children. Sleep. 2011 Mar 1;34(3):379-88.

Aurora RN, Zak RS, Auerbach SH, Casey KR, Chowdhuri S, Karippot A, Maganti RK, Ramar K, Kristo DA, Bista SR, Lamm CI, Morgenthaler TI; Standards of Practice Committee; American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Best practice guide for the treatment of nightmare disorder in adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Aug 15;6(4):389-401.

Blythe J, Doghramji PP, Jungquist CR, Landau MB, Valerio TD, Ancoli-Israel S, Auerbach SH. Screening & treating patients with sleep/wake disorders. JAAPA. 2009 Dec;Suppl Sleep:1-17; quiz 19. Review.

Aurora RN, Zak RS, Maganti RK, Auerbach SH, Casey KR, Chowdhuri S, Karippot A, Ramar K, Kristo DA, Morgenthaler TI; Standards of Practice Committee; American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Best practice guide for the treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Feb 15;6(1):85-95. Erratum in: J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Apr 15;6(2):table of contents.

Huang MP, Radadia K, Macone BW, Auerbach SH, Datta S. Effects of eszopiclone and zolpidem on sleep-wake behavior, anxiety-like behavior and contextual memory in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2010 Jun 26;210(1):54-66. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2010.02.018.

Gottlieb DJ, Chase C, Vezina RM, Heeren TC, Corwin MJ, Auerbach SH, Weese-Mayer DE, Lesko SM. Sleep-disordered breathing symptoms are associated with poorer cognitive function in 5-year-old children. J Pediatr. 2004 Oct;145(4):458-64.

Gottlieb DJ, Vezina RM, Chase C, Lesko SM, Heeren TC, Weese-Mayer DE, Auerbach SH, Corwin MJ. Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in 5-year-old children are associated with sleepiness and problem behaviors. Pediatrics. 2003 Oct;112(4):870-7.

Auerbach SH. Flex your brain! Like a muscle, the brain may need exercise to stay healthy. Health News. 2003 Aug;9(8):3.

Auerbach SH. Alzheimer’s drugs deliver fringe benefits. Cholinesterase inhibitors improve more than just memory. Health News. 2003 Mar;9(3):1-2.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine