Sandra Black, MD, FRCP(C)

Team Lead: Clinical Trials


Brill Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine

University of Toronto


Research Director

Brain Sciences Program

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


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Dr. Sandra E. Black holds the inaugural Brill Chair in Neurology, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is the Brain Sciences Program Research Director at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Medical Director of the Regional Stroke Centre for the North and East Greater Toronto Area. She directs the LC Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit, and is the Interim Centre Director for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. She served as Head of the Division of Neurology at Sunnybrook from 1995-2006.


Dr. Black received her medical degree and neurology training at the University of Toronto, and did graduate work at Oxford University in the History and Philosophy of Science. Her research interests include the cognitive and behavioural consequences of stroke and vascular brain disease, stroke recovery, the differential diagnosis of dementia, and the use of neuroimaging techniques to elucidate brain-behavior relationships in stroke and dementia, including quantitative structural imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging. She has authored/co-authored over 300 publications, including 252 peer-reviewed and 51 invited articles. She has an additional 39 group publications as a clinical trialist and is actively engaged in treatment trials for stroke and stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s disease, and Vascular Dementia.