Naismith Lab

Robert T. Naismith, MD

Robert T. Naismith, MD, is interested in improving the use of imaging modalities to better prognosticate and care for those with multiple sclerosis. The current focus is on MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a pathologic surrogate for axonal loss. This includes studies in the optic nerves, brain and spinal. The studies include measurements and outcomes that are important to patients and have relevance for implementing in clinical practice.

Principal investigator

Robert Naismith, MD

Professor, Neurology

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Recent publications

  • Dimethyl Fumarate Delays Multiple Sclerosis in Radiologically Isolated SyndromeOkuda, D. T., Kantarci, O., Lebrun-Frénay, C., Sormani, M. P., Azevedo, C. J., Bovis, F., Hua, L. H., Amezcua, L., Mowry, E. M., Hotermans, C., Mendoza, J., Walsh, J. S., von Hehn, C., Vargas, W. S., Donlon, S., Naismith, R. T., Okai, A., Pardo, G., Repovic, P., Stüve, O., & 2 othersSiva, A. & Pelletier, D., Mar 2023, In: Annals of neurology. 93, 3, p. 604-614 11 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Associations of sNfL with clinico-radiological measures in a large MS populationSotirchos, E. S., Fitzgerald, K. C., Singh, C. M., Smith, M. D., Reyes-Mantilla, M., Hersh, C. M., Hyland, M. H., Canissario, R., Simmons, S. B., Arrambide, G., Montalban, X., Comabella, M., Naismith, R. T., Qiao, M., Krupp, L. B., Nicholas, J. A., Akgün, K., Ziemssen, T., Rudick, R., Fisher, E., & 3 othersBermel, R. A., Mowry, E. M. & Calabresi, P. A., Jan 2023, In: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 10, 1, p. 84-97 14 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Benefits of early treatment with natalizumab: a real-world studyOntaneda, D., Mowry, E. M., Newsome, S. D., Naismith, R. T., Nicholas, J., Fisher, E., de Moor, C., Bohn, J., Ho, P. R., Sandrock, A., Rudick, R. & Williams, J. R., Dec 2022, In: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 68, 104216.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Further support for rituximab in relapsing multiple sclerosisNaismith, R. T. & Cross, A., Aug 2022, In: The Lancet Neurology. 21, 8, p. 672-673 2 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
  • Multiple sclerosis diagnosis: Knowledge gaps and opportunities for educational intervention in neurologists in the United StatesSolomon, A. J., Kaisey, M., Krieger, S. C., Chahin, S., Naismith, R. T., Weinstein, S. M., Shinohara, R. T. & Weinshenker, B. G., Jul 2022, In: Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 28, 8, p. 1248-1256 9 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review