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Scott Douglas Newsome, D.O.

Director, Neurology Outpatient Services
Assistant Professor of Neurology


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


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. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology / DO (2004)


    • Albany Medical College / Neurology (2008)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Acute optic neuritis

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, 1998
    • Honors Graduate, University at Albany , 1999
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, 2001 - 2004
    • Inducted, NYCOM Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, 2004
    • Golden Apple Outstanding Resident Teaching Award , 2005
    • MASTER MS Fellowship Program, 2006
    • Scholarship Program, Consortium of MS Centers, 2007
    • Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship, AAN, 2008
    • Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2008 - 2010
    • Clinical Advisory Committee, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2012
    • Co-Chair; Consensus Conference Committee, Consortium of MS Centers, 2013
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