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

Knopman DS, Beiser A, Machulda MM, Fields J, Roberts RO, Pankratz VS, Aakre J, Cha RH, Rocca WA, Mielke MM, Boeve BF, Devine S, Ivnik RJ, Au R, Auerbach S, Wolf PA, Seshadri S, Petersen RC. Spectrum of cognition short of dementia: Framingham Heart Study and Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. Neurology. 2015 Nov 10; 85(19):1712-21.

Modestino EJ, Blum K, Oscar-Berman M, Gold MS, Duane DD, Sultan SG, Auerbach SH. Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Attentional/Arousal Subtypes, Limitations of Current Diagnostic Nosology, and Future Research. J Reward Defic Syndr. 2015;1(1):6-9.

Brass SD, Li CS, Auerbach S. The underdiagnosis of sleep disorders in patients with multiple sclerosis. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014; 10(9):1025-31.

Kaur B, Himali JJ, Seshadri S, Beiser AS, Au R, McKee AC, Auerbach S, Wolf PA, DeCarli CS. Association between neuropathology and brain volume in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Jul-Sep; 28(3):219-25.

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