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 MS research program at St. Michael’s Hospital and 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. Papinutto, N, Bakshi, R, Bischof, A, Calabresi, PA, Caverzasi, E, Constable, RT et al.. Gradient nonlinearity effects on upper cervical spinal cord area measurement from 3D T1 -weighted brain MRI acquisitions. Magn Reson Med. 2017; :. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26776. PubMed PMID:28617996 .
  2. Suthiphosuwan, S, Oh, J, Bharatha, A. Clinical pitfall: false-positive aquaporin-4 IgG leading to misdiagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in patient with spinal arteriovenous fistula. Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2017;3 :17030. doi: 10.1038/scsandc.2017.30. PubMed PMID:28584663 PubMed Central PMC5444319.
  3. Suthiphosuwan, S, Kim, D, Bharatha, A, Oh, J. Imaging Markers for Monitoring Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2017;19 (5):18. doi: 10.1007/s11940-017-0453-6. PubMed PMID:28417345 .
  4. Sati, P, Oh, J, Constable, RT, Evangelou, N, Guttmann, CR, Henry, RG et al.. The central vein sign and its clinical evaluation for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a consensus statement from the North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative. Nat Rev Neurol. 2016;12 (12):714-722. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2016.166. PubMed PMID:27834394 .
  5. Marrie, RA, Miller, A, Sormani, MP, Thompson, A, Waubant, E, Trojano, M et al.. The challenge of comorbidity in clinical trials for multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2016;86 (15):1437-45. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002471. PubMed PMID:26888986 PubMed Central PMC4831041.
  6. Marrie, RA, Miller, A, Sormani, MP, Thompson, A, Waubant, E, Trojano, M et al.. Recommendations for observational studies of comorbidity in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2016;86 (15):1446-53. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002474. PubMed PMID:26865523 PubMed Central PMC4831039.
  7. Harrison, DM, Roy, S, Oh, J, Izbudak, I, Pham, D, Courtney, S et al.. Association of Cortical Lesion Burden on 7-T Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Cognition and Disability in Multiple Sclerosis. JAMA Neurol. 2015;72 (9):1004-12. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1241. PubMed PMID:26192316 PubMed Central PMC4620027.
  8. Oh, J, O'Connor, PW. Established disease-modifying treatments in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Curr. Opin. Neurol. 2015;28 (3):220-9. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000202. PubMed PMID:25923124 .
  9. Traboulsee, A, Létourneau-Guillon, L, Freedman, MS, O'Connor, PW, Bharatha, A, Chakraborty, S et al.. Canadian Expert Panel Recommendations for MRI Use in MS Diagnosis and Monitoring. Can J Neurol Sci. 2015;42 (3):159-67. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.24. PubMed PMID:25896163 PubMed Central PMC4416356.
  10. Oh, J, O'Connor, PW. Novel and imminently emerging treatments in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Curr. Opin. Neurol. 2015;28 (3):230-6. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000203. PubMed PMID:25887773 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • 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