Research Programs


Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis (MS), MRI biomarkers with clinical utility in prognostication and disease monitoring, cohort studies

Research Activities

Jiwon Oh is a staff neurologist, scientist, and Medical Director of the Barlo Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. Dr. Oh’s research focuses on developing advanced MRI techniques in the spinal cord and brain for use in clinical settings. She leads the MRI research program at St. Michael’s Hospital, and is the principal investigator on numerous local and multi-center collaborative studies, including the Canadian Prospective Cohort Study to Understand Progression in MS (CanProCo), which is a national prospective cohort study designed to better understand progression in MS.

Recent Publications

  1. Lincoln, MR, Schneider, R, Oh, J. Vitamin D as Disease-Modifying Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis?. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1080/1744666X.2021.1915772. PubMed PMID:33836645 .
  2. Ontaneda, D, Raza, PC, Mahajan, KR, Arnold, DL, Dwyer, MG, Gauthier, SA et al.. Deep grey matter injury in multiple sclerosis: A NAIMS consensus statement. Brain. 2021; :. doi: 10.1093/brain/awab132. PubMed PMID:33757115 .
  3. Oh, J, Suthiphosuwan, S, Sati, P, Absinta, M, Dewey, B, Guenette, M et al.. Cognitive impairment, the central vein sign, and paramagnetic rim lesions in RIS. Mult Scler. 2021; :13524585211002097. doi: 10.1177/13524585211002097. PubMed PMID:33754887 .
  4. Péloquin, S, Schmierer, K, Leist, TP, Oh, J, Murray, S, Lazure, P et al.. Challenges in multiple sclerosis care: Results from an international mixed-methods study. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021;50 :102854. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.102854. PubMed PMID:33690086 .
  5. Levin, SN, Venkatesh, S, Nelson, KE, Li, Y, Aguerre, I, Zhu, W et al.. Manifestations and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in neuroinflammatory diseases. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51314. PubMed PMID:33616290 PubMed Central PMC8013889.
  6. Saposnik, G, Grueschow, M, Oh, J, Terzaghi, MA, Kostyrko, P, Vaidyanathan, S et al.. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Therapeutic Inertia in Neurologists With Expertise in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3 (12):e2022227. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22227. PubMed PMID:33326024 PubMed Central PMC7745101.
  7. Saslow, L, Li, DKB, Halper, J, Banwell, B, Barkhof, F, Barlow, L et al.. An International Standardized Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocol for Diagnosis and Follow-up of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Advocacy, Dissemination, and Implementation Strategies. Int J MS Care. ;22 (5):226-232. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2020-094. PubMed PMID:33177959 PubMed Central PMC7643842.
  8. Sasikumar, S, Micieli, JA, Oh, J. Mystery Case: Migraine, hearing loss, and blurred vision in a young woman. Neurology. 2020;95 (21):e2945-e2950. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011034. PubMed PMID:33046618 .
  9. Seyman, E, Jones, A, Guenette, M, Vosoughi, R, Selchen, D, Amezcua, L et al.. Clinical and MRI characteristics of multiple sclerosis in patients of Middle Eastern and North African ancestry residing in Ontario, Canada. Mult Scler. 2020; :1352458520948212. doi: 10.1177/1352458520948212. PubMed PMID:32779522 .
  10. 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. 2021;27 (4):549-558. doi: 10.1177/1352458520923970. PubMed PMID:32476593 PubMed Central PMC7704828.
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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