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, Gagné-Brosseau, MS, Guenette, M, Larochelle, C, Lemieux, F, Menon, S et al.. Toward a Shared-Care Model of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Role of the Primary Care Practitioner. Can J Neurol Sci. 2018;45 (3):304-312. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2018.7. PubMed PMID:29756588 .
  2. Alcaide-Leon, P, Cybulsky, K, Sankar, S, Casserly, C, Leung, G, Hohol, M et al.. Quantitative spinal cord MRI in radiologically isolated syndrome. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018;5 (2):e436. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000000436. PubMed PMID:29359174 PubMed Central PMC5773843.
  3. Muccilli, A, Seyman, E, Oh, J. Spinal Cord MRI in Multiple Sclerosis. Neurol Clin. 2018;36 (1):35-57. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.08.009. PubMed PMID:29157403 .
  4. Oh, J, Bakshi, R, Calabresi, PA, Crainiceanu, C, Henry, RG, Nair, G et al.. The NAIMS cooperative pilot project: Design, implementation and future directions. Mult. Scler. 2017; :1352458517739990. doi: 10.1177/1352458517739990. PubMed PMID:29106329 PubMed Central PMC5878974.
  5. Suthiphosuwan, S, Oh, J, Bharatha, A. Response to 'Foix-Alajouanine is another differential diagnosis in longitudinal myelitis thought to be a case of multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica'. Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2017;3 :17059. doi: 10.1038/scsandc.2017.59. PubMed PMID:28868157 PubMed Central PMC5577709.
  6. 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 T -weighted brain MRI acquisitions. Magn Reson Med. 2018;79 (3):1595-1601. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26776. PubMed PMID:28617996 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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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