Faculty and Staff

Amy Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN

Amy Sanders, MD, MS, FAAN
Appointed 09/01/13
1012 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4243

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Cognitive Neurology

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY, 2011, Clinical Research Methods
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY, 2008, Aging and Dementia
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY, 2006, Adult Neurology
  • Internship: St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 2003, Preliminary Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Downstate Medical College, 2002, Medicine

Previous Appointments

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY, 2008–2013

Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive neurology of normal aging

    Memory Disorders

Research Interests

  • Quality Measurement

    Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders

    Communication and health literacy

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase 2 Multi-center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of T-817MA in Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
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Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Aging Issues
  • Alzheimer's Disease - Dementia
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Memory Loss
  • Vascular Dementia


  • Adults


  • Neurologic Evaluation


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


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  • Ellyn A Riley, PhD (Communication Science and Disorders)

Volunteer Faculty

Research Coordinator

Catherine Attanasio
Courtney Goodrich
Jennifer Moore

Iulia G. Movileanu


Clinical Neurophysiology Fellows
Ramesh Cherukuri, MD, PGY-5

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Elena Schmidt, MD, PGY-6
Wyssem Ramdani, MD, PGY-5


Meet our Residents

Clinical and Support Staff

Nancy Bailey, NP
Sandra Gibson, NP
Marcia Harris, RN,FNP
Stephanie Loveless, NP

Pamela Kirch, NP
Margaret Randazzo, RN
Brenda Schader, NP
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP


Ellie Scala, MBA, CPA - Practice Administrator
Carolyn Hilleges - Assistant to the Chair
Natalie Mullholland - Practice Manager
Laura Rodriguez - Administrative Assistant
Jamie Fraser - Administrative Assistant

Education Administrators

Mary Phelan, BS, C-TAGME - Education Administrator - Neurology Residency and Fellowship Programs
Lisa Kelly, MPH - Neuroscience Clerkship Program Administrator
Kelly Ryan - Neurosurgery Program Administrator