Jiwon Oh


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Research Programs


Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis (MS), MRI, spinal cord, clinical trials

Research Activities

I am leading development of the MRI in the MS research program at St. Michael’s Hospital. I am conducting a number of clinical research projects evaluating the use of advanced MRI techniques in the spinal cord in patients with various sub-types of MS.

Recent Publications

  1. Oh, J, Chen, M, Cybulsky, K, Suthiphosuwan, S, Seyman, E, Dewey, B et al.. Five-year longitudinal changes in quantitative spinal cord MRI in multiple sclerosis. Mult. Scler. 2020; :1352458520923970. doi: 10.1177/1352458520923970. PubMed PMID:32476593 .
  2. Vermersch, P, Oh, J, Cascione, M, Oreja-Guevara, C, Gobbi, C, Travis, LH et al.. Teriflunomide vs injectable disease modifying therapies for relapsing forms of MS. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020;43 :102158. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102158. PubMed PMID:32470857 .
  3. Bagnato, F, Gauthier, SA, Laule, C, Moore, GRW, Bove, R, Cai, Z et al.. Imaging Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis: Beyond Brain Atrophy. J Neuroimaging. 2020;30 (3):251-266. doi: 10.1111/jon.12700. PubMed PMID:32418324 .
  4. Suthiphosuwan, S, Sati, P, Absinta, M, Guenette, M, Reich, DS, Bharatha, A et al.. Paramagnetic Rim Sign in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome. JAMA Neurol. 2020;77 (5):653-655. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.0124. PubMed PMID:32150224 PubMed Central PMC7063543.
  5. Kim, JA, Bosma, RL, Hemington, KS, Rogachov, A, Osborne, NR, Cheng, JC et al.. Cross-network coupling of neural oscillations in the dynamic pain connectome reflects chronic neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. Neuroimage Clin. 2020;26 :102230. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102230. PubMed PMID:32143136 PubMed Central PMC7056723.
  6. Oh, J, Sati, P. Detection of central vein should be part of MS diagnostic criteria - Commentary. Mult. Scler. 2020;26 (4):409-410. doi: 10.1177/1352458520905759. PubMed PMID:32125229 .
  7. Oh, J, Sicotte, NL. New imaging approaches for precision diagnosis and disease staging of MS?. Mult. Scler. 2020;26 (5):568-575. doi: 10.1177/1352458519871817. PubMed PMID:31965887 .
  8. Tohyama, S, Hung, PS, Cheng, JC, Zhang, JY, Halawani, A, Mikulis, DJ et al.. Trigeminal neuralgia associated with a solitary pontine lesion: clinical and neuroimaging definition of a new syndrome. Pain. 2020;161 (5):916-925. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001777. PubMed PMID:31842151 PubMed Central PMC7170433.
  9. Oh, J, Alikhani, K, Bruno, T, Devonshire, V, Giacomini, PS, Giuliani, F et al.. Diagnosis and management of secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis: time for change. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2019;9 (6):301-317. doi: 10.2217/nmt-2019-0024. PubMed PMID:31769344 .
  10. Tur, C, Kalincik, T, Oh, J, Sormani, MP, Tintoré, M, Butzkueven, H et al.. Head-to-head drug comparisons in multiple sclerosis: Urgent action needed. Neurology. 2019;93 (18):793-809. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008319. PubMed PMID:31591277 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Neurologist, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University