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Robert T. Naismith, MD

Professor, Neurology

Specialty Areas

Neurology - Adult
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Demyelination

Board Certifications

Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

General neurology, multiple sclerosis

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Videos

Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
McMillan Building

517 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite:
Floor:
Office Phone: (314) 362-3293
Fax: (314) 747-1345

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 362-7241

Education

Education

Fellowship: Multiple Sclerosis, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2004
Residency: Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
Residency: Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 2000
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 1998
B.S.: Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1994

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Diroximel fumarate (DRF) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Interim safety and efficacy results from the phase 3 EVOLVE-MS-1 study.
Naismith RT, Wolinsky JS, Wundes A, LaGanke C, Arnold DL, Obradovic D, Freedman MS, Gudesblatt M, Ziemssen T, Kandinov B, Bidollari I, Lopez-Bresnahan M, Nangia N, Rezendes D, Yang L, Chen H, Liu S, Hanna J, Miller C, Leigh-Pemberton R
Mult Scler. 2019 Nov 4; 1352458519881761. doi: 10.1177/1352458519881761.

PMID:
    31680631
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Measuring disability in multiple sclerosis: Walking plus much more.
Sormani MP, Naismith RT
Neurology. 2019 Oct 22; pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008515. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008515.

PMID:
    31641015
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diffusion basis spectrum imaging for identifying pathologies in MS subtypes.
Shirani A, Sun P, Trinkaus K, Perantie DC, George A, Naismith RT, Schmidt RE, Song SK, Cross AH
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 Nov; 6(11)2323-2327. doi: 10.1002/acn3.50903.

PMID:
    31588688
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development of a brief clinician-reported outcome measure of multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms: The Clinician Rating of Multiple Sclerosis (CRoMS).
Matza LS, Stewart KD, Phillips G, Delio P, Naismith RT
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Oct; 35253-261. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.06.024.

PMID:
    31437740
    [PubMed - in process]
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Use of gadolinium for MRI diagnostic or surveillance studies in patients with MS.
Haider L, Naismith RT, Rovira A
Neurology. 2019 Aug 6; 93(6)239-240. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007891.

PMID:
    31285397
    [PubMed - in process]
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Incorporating non-linear alignment and multi-compartmental modeling for improved human optic nerve diffusion imaging.
Kim JW, Andersson JL, Seifert AC, Sun P, Song SK, Dula C, Naismith RT, Xu J
Neuroimage. 2019 Aug 1; 196102-113. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.03.058.

PMID:
    30930313
    [PubMed - in process]
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The association between handedness and clinicodemographic characteristics in people with multiple sclerosis: a brief report.
Shirani A, Cross AH, Naismith RT, Multiple Sclerosis Partners Advancing Technology and Health Solutions Investigators#.
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2019 Jan-Mar; 5(1)2055217319832031. doi: 10.1177/2055217319832031.

PMID:
    30834138
    [PubMed]
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Patients transitioning from non-pegylated to pegylated interferon beta-1a have a low risk of new flu-like symptoms: ALLOW phase 3b trial results.
Naismith RT, Hendin B, Wray S, Huang D, Gaudenzi F, Dong Q, Sperling B, Mann M, Werneburg B
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2019 Jan-Mar; 5(1)2055217318822148. doi: 10.1177/2055217318822148.

PMID:
    30729026
    [PubMed]
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Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing optic neuritis: Are we there yet?
Saidha S, Naismith RT
Neurology. 2019 Feb 5; 92(6)253-254. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006866.

PMID:
    30674597
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis: Impact of the 2017 McDonald criteria on clinical practice.
Solomon AJ, Naismith RT, Cross AH
Neurology. 2019 Jan 1; 92(1)26-33. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006583.

PMID:
    30381369
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of fingolimod on clinical and magnetic resonance imaging outcomes in routine clinical practice: A retrospective analysis of the multiple sclerosis, clinical and MRI outcomes in the USA (MS-MRIUS) study.
Zivadinov R, Medin J, Khan N, Korn JR, Chitnis T, Naismith RT, Alvarez E, Dwyer MG, Bergsland N, Carl E, Silva D, Weinstock-Guttman B, MS-MRIUS Study Group.
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Jan; 2765-73. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2018.09.037.

PMID:
    30342416
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phase 2 Trial of Ibudilast in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
Fox RJ, Coffey CS, Conwit R, Cudkowicz ME, Gleason T, Goodman A, Klawiter EC, Matsuda K, McGovern M, Naismith RT, Ashokkumar A, Barnes J, Ecklund D, Klingner E, Koepp M, Long JD, Natarajan S, Thornell B, Yankey J, Bermel RA, Debbins JP, Huang X, Jagodnik P, Lowe MJ, Nakamura K, Narayanan S, Sakaie KE, Thoomukuntla B, Zhou X, Krieger S, Alvarez E, Apperson M, Bashir K, Cohen BA, Coyle PK, Delgado S, Dewitt LD, Flores A, Giesser BS, Goldman MD, Jubelt B, Lava N, Lynch SG, Moses H, Ontaneda D, Perumal JS, Racke M, Repovic P, Riley CS, Severson C, Shinnar S, Suski V, Weinstock-Guttman B, Yadav V, Zabeti A, NN102/SPRINT-MS Trial Investigators.
N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 30; 379(9)846-855. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803583.

PMID:
    30157388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment satisfaction significantly improves in patients with multiple sclerosis switching from interferon beta therapy to peginterferon beta-1a every 2 weeks.
Hendin B, Naismith RT, Wray SE, Huang D, Dong Q, Livingston T, Jones DL, Watson C, Jhaveri M
Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018; 121289-1297. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S157317.

PMID:
    30050291
    [PubMed]
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Histopathological correlation of diffusion basis spectrum imaging metrics of a biopsy-proven inflammatory demyelinating brain lesion: A brief report.
Shirani A, Sun P, Schmidt RE, Trinkaus K, Naismith RT, Song SK, Cross AH
Mult Scler. 2018 Jul 1; 1352458518786072. doi: 10.1177/1352458518786072.

PMID:
    29992856
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Turning is an important marker of balance confidence and walking limitation in persons with multiple sclerosis.
Adusumilli G, Lancia S, Levasseur VA, Amblee V, Orchard M, Wagner JM, Naismith RT
PLoS One. 2018; 13(6)e0198178. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198178.

PMID:
    29879144
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fingolimod's Impact on MRI Brain Volume Measures in Multiple Sclerosis: Results from MS-MRIUS.
Zivadinov R, Medin J, Khan N, Korn JR, Bergsland N, Dwyer MG, Chitnis T, Naismith RT, Alvarez E, Kinkel P, Cohan S, Hunter SF, Silva D, Weinstock-Guttman B, MS-MRIUS investigators.
J Neuroimaging. 2018 Jul; 28(4)399-405. doi: 10.1111/jon.12518.

PMID:
    29749661
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Refining the use of MRI to predict multiple sclerosis.
Cross AH, Naismith RT
Lancet Neurol. 2018 Feb; 17(2)105-106. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30459-3.

PMID:
    29275978
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intensity ratio to improve black hole assessment in multiple sclerosis.
Adusumilli G, Trinkaus K, Sun P, Lancia S, Viox JD, Wen J, Naismith RT, Cross AH
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 Jan; 19140-147. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2017.11.020.

PMID:
    29223871
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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OCT as a window to the MS brain: The view becomes slightly clearer.
Toosy AT, Naismith RT, Villoslada P
Neurology. 2017 Dec 12; 89(24)2404-2405. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004755.

PMID:
    29142085
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Streamlined EDSS for use in multiple sclerosis clinical practice: Development and cross-sectional comparison to EDSS.
Baldassari LE, Salter AR, Longbrake EE, Cross AH, Naismith RT
Mult Scler. 2018 Sep; 24(10)1347-1355. doi: 10.1177/1352458517721357.

PMID:
    28766993
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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