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Scott Douglas Newsome, D.O.

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  • Director, Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center at Green Spring Station
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
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Expertise

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

Research Interests

Identifying and testing novel therapies and therapeutic strategies in multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders

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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-614-1522
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II, Suite 115
Lutherville, MD 21093 map

Background

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. Dr. Newsome works within the division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He joined the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis centers after completing fellowship and he is currently the director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center and Stiff Person Syndrome Center and Co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program. 

Dr. Newsome received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with honors.  He then completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Albany Medical Center.  During Dr. Newsome’s 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’s main research focuses on helping identify and test novel therapies and therapeutic strategies in multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders. In addition, other research endeavors include validating the use of new quantitative clinical outcome measures and imaging techniques in multiple sclerosis and identifying risk factors of disease onset and severity, response to treatment and long-term outcomes in neuroimmunological disorders. Currently, Dr. Newsome is involved in several clinical trials for multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and neuromyelitis optica. He is also serving as treasurer of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, is an advisor for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Advisory Committee, and a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. 

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Titles

  • Director, Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center at Green Spring Station
  • Director, Stiff Person Syndrome Center
  • Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program
  • Director, Optical Coherence Tomography Clinic
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

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

Residencies

  • Albany Medical Center / Neurology (2008)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology / Neurology (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Newsome’s main research focuses on helping identify and test novel therapies and therapeutic strategies in multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders. Other research endeavors include validating the use of new quantitative clinical outcome measures and imaging techniques in multiple sclerosis and identifying risk factors of disease onset and severity, response to treatment and long-term outcomes in neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Newsome is involved in several clinical trials for multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and neuromyelitis optica.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Multiple sclerosis, Acute optic neuritis

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, 1998
  • Honors Graduate, University at Albany, 1999
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, 2001 - 2004
  • Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, NYCOM, 2004
  • Golden Apple Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2005
  • MASTER Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fellowship Program, 2006
  • Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Treatment Training Program, 2006 - 2006
  • NeuroRehab Residency Practicum Program, 2006 - 2006
  • Scholarship Program, Consortium of MS Centers, 2007
  • Chief Neurology Resident, Albany Medical Center, 2007 - 2008
  • Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 2008 - 2008
  • Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2008 - 2010
  • Nominee: Excellence in Service and Professionalism, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2015 - 2015
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016
  • Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS), Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, 2016
  • Fellow (FAAN), American Academy of Neurology, 2016
  • Osler Preceptor in Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2017

Professional Activities

  • President, National Undergraduate Fellows Association, 2002
  • Clinical Advisory Committee, National MS Society, Maryland/D.C. Chapter, 2012
  • Co-Chair, Concensus Conference Committee of the Consortium of MS Centers, 2013
  • Committee Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), Efficacy of Sustained Release Oral Dalfampridine in Transverse Myelitis, 2013
  • Chair, Consensus Conference Committee of the Consortium of MS Centers, 2014
  • Committee Member, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers' task force, 2014
  • Chair, DSMB, Bevacizumab in Neuromyelitis Optica, 2014
  • Panel Member, MS Clinical Specialist Certification Item Review, CMSC, 2014
  • Chair, Framework of Care in MS, CMSC, 2014
  • Committee Member, Benefit-Risk Study Workgroup, National MS Society, 2015
  • Committee Member: Depression in MS Workgroup, National MS Society, 2015
  • Committee Member: Clinical Training Fellowship Grant Review Committee, National MS Society, 2015
  • Abstract Review Committee Member, CMSC Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Coordinating Investigator, ATTAIN Phase 3b Clinical Trial, 2016
  • Poster and Platform Presentation Judge, CMSC Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Abstract Review Committee Member: MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease, AAN Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Biospecimen Allocation Sub-Committee Member, Multiple Sclerosis Partners Advancing Technology and Healthcare Solutions (MS PATHS), 2017
  • Treasurer, Consortium of MS Centers, 2017
  • Treasurer, Foundation of the Consortium of MS Centers, 2017
  • Clinical Adjudication Committee Member, Effect of MD1003 in progressive multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blinded placebo controlled study, 2018

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Prescription for Healthcare Lean
    Workshop, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (01/01/2014)
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Scared Stiff: Emotional Trauma May Have Triggered Md. Woman's 'Human Statue' Disease. WJLA/News 7 (May 22nd 2018)

New Center for Stiff Person Syndrome NeuroLogic  (Winter 2018)

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