Sanders, Amy Elaine, MD, MS, FAAN
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Amy Elaine Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN


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About Amy Elaine Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN

  • Title
    Director, Memory Care Center
  • Gender
  • Languages
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients


  • Areas of Expertise
    Cognitive Disorders, Memory Disorders, Neurosciences


  • FellowshipAlbert Einstein College of Medicine

    Graduate SchoolColumbia University

    InternshipSt. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

    Medical SchoolSUNY - Downstate

    ResidencyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Professional Organizations

    American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
    American Neuropsychiatric Association, Member
    International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research & Treatment, Member
    American Geriatric Society, Member
    Society for Behavioral & Cognitive Neurology, Member


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Amy E. Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN is Director of the Hartford Healthcare Memory Care Center in Wethersfield, CT. Previously, she was Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Her primary clinical and research interests focus on neurocognitive function in older adults, including evaluation and management of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Dr. Sanders earned her medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. She completed a medical internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan and her neurology residency at Einstein/Montefiore and aging and dementia fellowship at the Einstein Aging Study in the Bronx. She is board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, she completed a Master of Science, with distinction, in clinical research methods, at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She is a 2016 graduate of the American Academy of Neurology’s prestigious Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum.

Dr. Sanders has served as site Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, including the recently-concluded IDEAS trial of amyloid PET imaging in the clinical management of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, Dr. Sanders is a member of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) and the American Geriatrics Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She served as Chair of the AAN’s subcommittee on Quality and Safety from 2017-2019; beginning in 2019, she is a member of the AAN’s new Quality Committee. She has recently been appointed to the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. Sanders is an invited reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters. Since 2011, she has been an active contributor to quality measure development and stewardship in Neurology, most especially on quality measure sets on the management of dementia.


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