Name: Jiwon Oh, MD, PhD, FRCPC, LMCC

Title: Scientist

Centre: Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Clinical Interests:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Advanced MRI Techniques
  • Spinal Cord Research
  • Pregnancy in MS
  • International Patient Registries


Jiwon Oh serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Oh is also a staff neurologist and Interim Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, and specializes in the care of people living with MS. Concurrently, she holds appointments as a scientist at the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Oh’s research focuses on developing advanced MRI techniques in the spinal cord and brain for use in clinical settings. She leads the MRI research program at St. Michael’s Hospital and is the principal investigator (PI) on a number of local and collaborative, multi-center MRI studies. Dr. Oh has led the establishment of a MS clinic registry at St. Michael’s Hospital which has, to date, captured data from 5500 of the 7000 patients followed yearly and will soon contribute to international registries such as MSBase.

Dr. Oh is also the Executive Secretary and one of the founding Steering Committee members of the North American Imaging in MS Cooperative (NAIMS) representing a multi-national collaborative MRI research endeavor in MS. Over the last seven years, NAIMS has grown from seven to 32 independent sites and has multiple active multicenter research projects with many more at various stages of development and implementation. Finally, she is leading the Canadian Prospective Cohort Study to Understand Progression in MS (CanProCo), which is a national prospective cohort study launched in 2019 that has been designed to better understand progression in MS.