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Scott Douglas Newsome, D.O.

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Director, Neurology Outpatient Services

Associate Professor of Neurology


Expertise: 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

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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


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


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



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


  • Albany Medical Center / Neurology (2008)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Multiple sclerosis, Acute optic neuritis

Activities & Honors


  • Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship, AAN, 2008
  • Co-Chair; Consensus Conference Committee, Consortium of MS Centers, 2013
  • Scholarship Program, Consortium of MS Centers, 2007
  • Clinical Advisory Committee, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2012
  • Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2008 - 2010
  • Honors Graduate, University at Albany, 1999
  • MASTER MS Fellowship Program, 2006
  • Golden Apple Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2005
  • Inducted, NYCOM Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, 2004
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, 2001 - 2004
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, 1998
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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

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