Dr. Sandra Weintraub is a neuropsychologist (specialty title) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology and Psychology. She is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is the Director of Neuropsychology in the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) and in the Division of Psychology, both at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Director of Neuropsycholgy in the Neurobehavioral and Memory Clinic of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.
Dr. Weintraub has been awarded research grants from the National Institute on Aging and the Illinois Department of Public Health. She has authored over 140 articles and book chapters on the neuropsychology of dementia and aging, on early onset dementia and on aphasia. She is currently working on a project to understand word retrieval and sentence processing deficits in patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia, an early onset dementia that affects the language regions of the brain in the earliest stages.
Dr. Weintraub is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Psychological Association. She is on a task force sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association to update diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's type dementia. Dr. Weintraub was one of the honorees of the Rita Hayworth Gala of the Alzheimer's Association for her contributions to the study of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.