Assistant Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Dr. Amy Sanders graduated from SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine in 2002 and completed a medical internship at St. Lukeâ€™s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Sanders is a 2006 graduate of the neurology adult residency training program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is certified in Adult Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Under the auspices of Einstein's NIA T32 Institutional Research Training Program, she completed a two-year clinical research fellowship in geriatric neurology at the Einstein Aging Study. She is a recipient of a KL2 Career Development Award from the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Einstein CTSA. Dr. Sanders earned an applied Master of Science (distinction) degree through Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program in 2011. Dr. Sandersâ€™ research interests broadly focus on the area of successful cognitive aging, with an emphasis on investigation of genetic factors that may delay or prevent cognitive decline.
In addition to her research interests, Dr. Sanders maintains a memory disorders clinical practice at Neurology Blondell (1515 Blondell Avenue, Suite 220) on Thursdays and Fridays. Along with Dr. Daniel Antoniello, she is the co-Director of the monthly Cognitive Case Conference in the resident education program.
Dr. Sanders is a member of the Quality Measurement and Reporting subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).
1. Grober E, Hall C, McGinn M, Nichols T, Stanford S, Ehrlich A, Jacobs L, Kennedy G, Sanders A, Lipton R. Neuropsychological strategies for detecting early dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 14 (1): 130-142; 2008. PMCID:2763484
2. Grober E, Hall C, Sanders AE, Lipton R. Distinguishing AD from non-AD dementias. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56 (5): 944-6; 2008. (peer-reviewed research letter.) PMCID:2735231
3. Sanders AE, Holtzer R, Lipton RB, Hall C, Verghese J. Egocentric and exocentric navigation skills in older adults. Journals of Gerontology:Med Sci 63A (12): 1356-1363; 2008. PMCID:2673537
4. Verghese J, Wang C, Katz M, Sanders AE, Lipton RB. Leisure activities and risk of vascular cognitive impairment in older adults. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 22 (2): 110-118; 2009. PMCID:2692877
5. Sanders AE, Wang C, Katz M, Derby CA, Barzilai N, Ozelius L, Lipton RB. Association of a functional polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene with memory decline and incidence of dementia. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 303 (2):150-158; 2010. PMCID:3047443
6. Grober E, Sanders AE, Hall CB, Lipton RB. Free and Cued Selective Reminding identifies very early dementia in primary care. Alzheimerâ€™s Disease and Associated Disorders 24(3):284-290, 2010. PMCID:2929322
7. Lipton RB, Hirsch J, Katz MJ, Wang C, Sanders AE, Verghese J, Barzilai N, Derby CA. Exceptional parental longevity associated with reduced risk of Alzheimerâ€™s disease and memory decline. Journal of the American Geriatrics Association, 58(6):1043-9, 2010. PMCID:2950109
8. San Luciano M, Lipton RB, Wang C, Katz M, Zimmerman ME, Sanders AE, Ozelius LJ, Bressman SB, Saunders-Pullman R. Clinical LRRK2 G2019S expression in the elderly. Movement Disorders, 25(15):2571-2576, 2010. PMCID:2978804
9. Sailor KM, Zimmerman ME, Sanders AE. Differential impacts of age of acquisition on letter and semantic fluency in Alzheimerâ€™s disease patients and healthy older adults, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(12):2383-91, 2011. PMCID in process.
10. Grober E, Sanders AE, Hall CB, Eherlich AR, Lipton RB. Very mild dementia and medical comorbidity independently predict health care use in the elderly, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 3(1):23-28, 2012. PMCID in process
11. Katz MJ, Lipton RB, Hall CB, Zimmerman ME, Sanders AE, Verghese J, Dickson DW, Derby CA. Age- and sex-specific prevalence and incidence of mild cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimerâ€™s dementia in Blacks and Whites: A report from the Einstein Aging Study, Alzheimerâ€™s Disease and Associated Disorders, epub 07 December 2011. NIHMSID339730
12. Sanders AE, Hall CB, Katz MJ, Lipton RB. Non-native language use and risk of incident dementia in the elderly, Journal of Alzheimerâ€™s Disease, 29(1):99-108, 2012. NIHMSID361607
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