Sandra Black, MD

OC, O.Ont., MD, FRSC

Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Deborah Ivy Christian Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine at University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Executive Director at Toronto Dementia Research Alliance


Dr. Black is an internationally renowned cognitive and stroke neurologist. 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. 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 was 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.

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