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. Suthiphosuwan, S, Sati, P, Absinta, M, Guenette, M, Reich, DS, Bharatha, A et al.. Paramagnetic Rim Sign in Radiologically Isolated Syndrome. JAMA Neurol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.0124. PubMed PMID:32150224 PubMed Central PMC7063543.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. Oh, J, Sicotte, NL. New imaging approaches for precision diagnosis and disease staging of MS?. Mult. Scler. 2020; :1352458519871817. doi: 10.1177/1352458519871817. PubMed PMID:31965887 .
  5. 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. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001777. PubMed PMID:31842151 .
  6. 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; :. doi: 10.2217/nmt-2019-0024. PubMed PMID:31769344 .
  7. 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 .
  8. Almusalam, N, Oh, J, Terzaghi, M, Maurino, J, Bakdache, F, Montoya, A et al.. Comparison of Physician Therapeutic Inertia for Management of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis in Canada, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2 (7):e197093. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.7093. PubMed PMID:31314113 PubMed Central PMC6647550.
  9. Saposnik, G, Oh, J, Terzaghi, MA, Kostyrko, P, Bakdache, F, Montoya, A et al.. Emotional expressions associated with therapeutic inertia in multiple sclerosis care. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019;34 :17-28. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.05.029. PubMed PMID:31226545 .
  10. Miller, AE, Vermersch, P, Kappos, L, Comi, G, Freedman, MS, Oh, J et al.. Long-term outcomes with teriflunomide in patients with clinically isolated syndrome: Results of the TOPIC extension study★★. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019;33 :131-138. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.05.014. PubMed PMID:31195337 .
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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