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