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Scott Douglas Newsome, DO

Director, Neurology Outpatient Services
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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  • Director, Neurology Outpatient Services
  • Director, Optical Coherence Tomography Clinic
  • Director, Neurology Outpatient Infusion Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

  • Multiple Sclerosis Center
  • Transverse Myelitis Center


CNS Autoimmune/Inflammatory Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromyelitis Optica, Optic Neuritis, Stiff Person Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis

Research Interests

New quantitative clinical outcome measures and imaging techniques in multiple sclerosis


Dr. Scott Newsome specializes in the care of patients with neuroimmunological and neuroinflammatory disorders of the central nervous system. He has special interest in evaluating and treating patients with multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, and stiff person syndrome. His research focuses on the use of new quantitative clinical outcome measures and imaging techniques in multiple sclerosis. These tools may improve the precision of disability measurements in multiple sclerosis and other central nervous system disorders. Dr. Newsome is also interested in developing a research program to better understand the pathobiology of stiff person syndrome which may help identify better treatments for this very rare condition. Currently, Dr. Newsome is involved in several clinical trials for multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and neuromyelitis optica.

Dr. Newsome received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and graduated with honors. He then completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Albany Medical Center. During Dr. Newsomes neurology residency, he was awarded the Golden Apple Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and later was chosen to be chief resident. He subsequently went on to complete a fellowship in neuroimmunology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with the support of a Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Newsome sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Mondays and Wednesdays.


  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Acute optic neuritis

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology (Old Westbury NY ) (2004)


    • Albany Medical College / Neurology (Albany NY ) (2008)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2009)


    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2008)
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  • Activities & Honors +


    2013-Present: Consensus Conference Committee, Co-Chair; Consortium of MS Centers

    2012-Present: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Advisory Committee

    2008-2010 Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    2008 AAN Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship

    2007 Consortium of MS Centers Scholarship Program

    2006 MASTER MS Fellowship Program

    2005-06 Golden Apple Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

    2004 Inducted in the NYCOM Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society equivalent)

    2001-04 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship

    1999 Honors Graduate: University at Albany

    1998 Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522
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