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.
- Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- New York Medical College, MD
- Cornell University, BA
- Published on 8/13/2021
Petrie BK, Sturzoiu T, Shulman J, Abbas S, Masoud H, Romero JR, Filina T, Nguyen TN, Lau H, Clark J, Auerbach S, Pyatkevich YG, Aparicio HJ. Questionnaire and Portable Sleep Test Screening of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Acute Stroke and TIA. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 13; 10(16). PMID: 34441863.
- Published on 6/16/2021
Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Bhangu J, Cai X, Pickering E, Erb MK, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Moore TL, Mortazavi F, Thomas K. The impact of chronotype on circadian rest-activity rhythm and sleep characteristics across the week. Chronobiol Int. 2021 Jun 16; 1-16. PMID: 34134581.
- Published on 6/8/2021
Yuan J, Libon DJ, Karjadi C, Ang AFA, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Au R, Lin H. Association Between the Digital Clock Drawing Test and Neuropsychological Test Performance: Large Community-Based Prospective Cohort (Framingham Heart Study). J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jun 08; 23(6):e27407. PMID: 34100766.
- Published on 4/8/2021
Li J, Joshi P, Fang T, Ang A, Liu C, Auerbach S, Devine S, Au R. Mid- to Late- Life Body Mass Index and Dementia Risk: 38 Years of Follow-up of the Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 08. PMID: 33831181.
- Published on 6/1/2020
Qiu S, Joshi PS, Miller MI, Xue C, Zhou X, Karjadi C, Chang GH, Joshi AS, Dwyer B, Zhu S, Kaku M, Zhou Y, Alderazi YJ, Swaminathan A, Kedar S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Auerbach SH, Yuan J, Sartor EA, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Development and validation of an interpretable deep learning framework for Alzheimer's disease classification. Brain. 2020 06 01; 143(6):1920-1933. PMID: 32357201.
- Published on 4/23/2020
Ding H, An N, Au R, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Massaro J, Joshi P, Liu X, Liu Y, Mahon E, Ang TF, Lin H. Exploring the Hierarchical Influence of Cognitive Functions for Alzheimer Disease: The Framingham Heart Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 04 23; 22(4):e15376. PMID: 32324139.
- Published on 1/21/2020
Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Mortazavi F, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Erb MK, Czech M, Karlin D, Rolph T, Bhangu J, Thomas K. Variations in rest-activity rhythm are associated with clinically measured disease severity in Parkinson's disease. Chronobiol Int. 2020 05; 37(5):699-711. PMID: 31959001.
- Published on 8/2/2019
Zhu H, Tao Q, Ang TFA, Massaro J, Gan Q, Salim S, Zhu RY, Kolachalama VB, Zhang X, Devine S, Auerbach SH, DeCarli C, Au R, Qiu WQ. Association of Plasma Amylin Concentration With Alzheimer Disease and Brain Structure in Older Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 08 02; 2(8):e199826. PMID: 31433485.
- Published on 6/27/2019
Ang TFA, An N, Ding H, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Massaro J, Joshi P, Liu X, Liu Y, Mahon E, Au R, Lin H. Using data science to diagnose and characterize heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:264-271. PMID: 31304232.
- Published on 12/15/2018
Lin SH, Branson C, Leung J, Park L, Doshi N, Auerbach SH. Oximetry as an Accurate Tool for Identifying Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea in Patients With Acute Stroke. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 12 15; 14(12):2065-2073. PMID: 30518446.
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