Sanford H. Auerbach, MD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

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

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • GMSMS703

Publications

  • 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 Jun 01; 143(6):1920-1933. PMID: 32357201.

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  • 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 Apr 23; 22(4):e15376. PMID: 32324139.

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  • 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 Jan 21; 1-13. PMID: 31959001.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Tao Q, Ang TFA, DeCarli C, Auerbach SH, Devine S, Stein TD, Zhang X, Massaro J, Au R, Qiu WQ. Association of Chronic Low-grade Inflammation With Risk of Alzheimer Disease in ApoE4 Carriers. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 10 05; 1(6):e183597. PMID: 30646251.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Adams JW, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Xia W, Meng G, Kubilus CA, Cormier K, Kiernan PT, Daneshvar DH, Chua AS, Svirsky S, Nicks R, Abdolmohammadi B, Evers L, Solomon TM, Cherry JD, Aytan N, Mahar I, Devine S, Auerbach S, Alosco ML, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Au R, McKee AC, Stein TD. Lewy Body Pathology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Associated With Contact Sports. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 09 01; 77(9):757-768. PMID: 30053297.

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  • 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 06 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 03 06; 90(10):487. PMID: 29507137.

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