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, Ontaneda, D, Azevedo, C, Klawiter, EC, Absinta, M, Arnold, DL et al.. Imaging outcome measures of neuroprotection and repair in MS: A consensus statement from NAIMS. Neurology. 2019;92 (11):519-533. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007099. PubMed PMID:30787160 .
  2. Schwartz, DL, Tagge, I, Powers, K, Ahn, S, Bakshi, R, Calabresi, PA et al.. Multisite reliability and repeatability of an advanced brain MRI protocol. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019; :. doi: 10.1002/jmri.26652. PubMed PMID:30652391 .
  3. Saposnik, G, Montalban, X, Selchen, D, Terzaghi, MA, Bakdache, F, Montoya, A et al.. Therapeutic Inertia in Multiple Sclerosis Care: A Study of Canadian Neurologists. Front Neurol. 2018;9 :781. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00781. PubMed PMID:30319523 PubMed Central PMC6165907.
  4. Caldito, NG, Saidha, S, Sotirchos, ES, Dewey, BE, Cowley, NJ, Glaister, J et al.. Brain and retinal atrophy in African-Americans versus Caucasian-Americans with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal study. Brain. 2018;141 (11):3115-3129. doi: 10.1093/brain/awy245. PubMed PMID:30312381 PubMed Central PMC6202573.
  5. Oh, J, Vidal-Jordana, A, Montalban, X. Multiple sclerosis: clinical aspects. Curr. Opin. Neurol. 2018;31 (6):752-759. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000622. PubMed PMID:30300239 .
  6. Kim, JA, Bosma, RL, Hemington, KS, Rogachov, A, Osborne, NR, Cheng, JC et al.. Neuropathic pain and pain interference are linked to alpha-band slowing and reduced beta-band magnetoencephalography activity within the dynamic pain connectome in patients with multiple sclerosis. Pain. 2019;160 (1):187-197. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001391. PubMed PMID:30188456 .
  7. Casserly, C, Seyman, EE, Alcaide-Leon, P, Guenette, M, Lyons, C, Sankar, S et al.. Spinal Cord Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Neuroimaging. 2018;28 (6):556-586. doi: 10.1111/jon.12553. PubMed PMID:30102003 .
  8. Saposnik, G, Tobler, PN, Caceres, F, Terzaghi, MA, Ruff, C, Maurino, J et al.. Usability of an Educational Intervention to Overcome Therapeutic Inertia in Multiple Sclerosis Care. Front Neurol. 2018;9 :522. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00522. PubMed PMID:30042720 PubMed Central PMC6048250.
  9. Bosma, RL, Kim, JA, Cheng, JC, Rogachov, A, Hemington, KS, Osborne, NR et al.. Dynamic pain connectome functional connectivity and oscillations reflect multiple sclerosis pain. Pain. 2018;159 (11):2267-2276. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001332. PubMed PMID:29994989 .
  10. 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 .
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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