Sandra Black, MD, FRCP(C) is an internationally renowned cognitive and stroke neurologist who holds the inaugural Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A leading clinical trialist in dementia, she is the current Executive Director of the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, a multi institutional collaborative network of memory programs at the University of Toronto involving Baycrest, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook HSC and Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. She is also the Sunnybrook Site Director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program Director at Sunnybrook Research Institute. In 2011 she was named to the Order of Ontario, cited as an assiduous physician leader and influential architect of the Ontario Stroke System. She has authored/co-authored over 450 papers in a 25-year research career that has bridged dementia and stroke, using neuroimaging to study brain behavior relationships, with a recent focus on interactions of Alzheimer’s and silent stroke disease. She has earned numerous mentorship and research awards, and elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2012. In 2015 she received the U of T Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award and was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and vascular dementia.
Dr. Black's research foci include the following:
  • Mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular cognitive impairment and cerebral small vessel disease
  • Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body spectrum disorder and frontotemporal dementia (behavioural variant, primary progressive aphasia)
  • Apraxia and aphasia
  • Stroke recovery
  • Clinical trials in dementia and its prevention
  • Neuroimaging biomarkers and brain-behaviour relationships
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jun 27;:1-14
Zukotynski K, Kuo PH, Mikulis D, Rosa-Neto P, Strafella AP, Subramaniam RM, Black SE
Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 21;8(1):9480
Lam TK, Binns MA, Honjo K, Dawson DR, Ross B, Stuss DT, Black SE, Chen JJ, Fujioka T, Chen JL
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 May 24;:
Fujioka T, Dawson DR, Wright R, Honjo K, Chen JL, Chen JJ, Black SE, Stuss DT, Ross B
Alzheimers Dement. 2018 May 18;:
Saeed U, Mirza SS, MacIntosh BJ, Herrmann N, Keith J, Ramirez J, Nestor SM, Yu Q, Knight J, Swardfager W, Potkin SG, Rogaeva E, George-Hyslop PS, Black SE, Masellis M
Cardiovasc Res. 2018 May 02;:
Brown R, Benveniste H, Black SE, Charpak S, Dichgans M, Joutel A, Nedergaard M, Smith KJ, Zlokovic BV, Wardlaw JM
Lancet Neurol. 2018 Apr 30;:
Pottier C, Zhou X, Perkerson RB, Baker M, Jenkins GD, Serie DJ, Ghidoni R, Benussi L, Binetti G, López de Munain A, Zulaica M, Moreno F, Le Ber I, Pasquier F, Hannequin D, Sánchez-Valle R, Antonell A, Lladó A, Parsons TM, Finch NA, Finger EC, Lippa CF,...
J Vis Exp. 2018 Apr 04;(134):
Dilliott AA, Farhan SMK, Ghani M, Sato C, Liang E, Zhang M, McIntyre AD, Cao H, Racacho L, Robinson JF, Strong MJ, Masellis M, Bulman DE, Rogaeva E, Lang A, Tartaglia C, Finger E, Zinman L, Turnbull J, Freedman M, Swartz R, Black SE, Hegele RA
Epilepsy Res. 2018 Mar 06;142:9-15
Desmarais P, Miville C, Milán-Tomás Á, Nguyen QD, Ojeda-López C, Masellis M, Black SE, Andrade DM, Herrmann N
Intern Med J. 2018 Mar 09;:
Wilcox ME, Lim AS, Pinto R, Black SE, McAndrews MP, Rubenfeld GD
Neurobiol Aging. 2018 Feb 10;66:23-31
Jaswal G, Swardfager W, Gao FQ, Nestor SM, Ganda A, Cogo-Moreira H, Sahlas DJ, Stuss DT, Moody A, Black SE

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Brill Chair in Neurology, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre