Neuroscience Research Program

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Jiwon Oh

MD (Queen’s University), PhD (Johns Hopkins University), FRCPC (University of Toronto)



Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Scientist, Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital,

Neurologist, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital

Research Interests

multiple sclerosis, MRI, spinal cord, clinical trials

Contact Information


1) Oh J, Saidha S, Chen M, Smith S, Prince J, Jones C, van Zijl P, Reich D, Calabresi P. Spinal Cord Quantitative MRI Discriminates Between Disability Levels in Multiple Sclerosis. Neurology 2013 5;80(6):540-547.
2) Oh J, Zackowski K, Chen M, Newsome S, Saidha S, Smith S, Diener-West M, Prince J, Jones C, van Zijl P, Calabresi P, Reich D. Multiparametric MRI Correlates of Sensorimotor Function in the Spinal Cord in Multiple Sclerosis. Multi Scler 2013;19(4):427-35.
3) Oh J, Sotirchos E, Saidha S, Ibrahim M, Sepah Y, Nguyen Q, Calabresi PA. In vivo demonstration of homonymous hemimacular loss of retinal ganglion cells due to a thalamic lesion with optical coherence tomography. JAMA Neurology, 2013: 70(3):410-1.
4) Oh J and Calabresi P. Rapid Review: Emerging Injectable Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis. Lancet Neuro. 2013;12(11):1115-26.
5) Oh J and O’Connor P. Teriflunomide. Neurol Clin Pract. 2013; 3:254-260

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 subtypes of MS.

Summer students interested in MRI and clinical research in multiple sclerosis are encouraged to apply
Clinical and research fellowship positions are available, and interested applicants are encouraged to apply.