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About Sarah Banks, PhD
Sarah Banks, PhD, is a board-certified neuropsychologist who treats patients with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia and mild cognitive impairment. She also serves as director of neuropsychology at the multidisciplinary Memory Disorders Clinic.
Her research interests include using neuroimaging techniques (positron emission tomography [PET] and MRI) to better understand how and why cognition changes with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Banks was head of neuropsychology at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. She also was associate professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Dr. Banks completed postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology at Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in Canada. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (neuropsychology track) from Northwestern University in Chicago.
- Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Evanston, IL
- McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
- American Board of Professional Psychology
Conditions and Treatments
- Alzheimerâ€™s Disease
- Cognitive Impairment
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Primary Progressive Aphasia
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Memory Disorders
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)