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Amy Elaine Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN

Director, Memory Care Center

4.7 /5
53 surveys


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Neurology, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Cognitive Disorders, Memory Disorders, Neurosciences

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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.


Medical School

  • SUNY - Downstate MD


  • St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, Internal Medicine


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Adult Neurology


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Geriatric Neurology

Graduate School

  • Columbia University MS

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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Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

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