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Robert T. Naismith, MD

Associate 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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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. 2017 Jul 1; 1352458517721357. doi: 10.1177/1352458517721357.

PMID:
    28766993
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Active CMV infection in two patients with multiple sclerosis treated with alemtuzumab.
Clerico M, De Mercanti S, Artusi CA, Durelli L, Naismith RT
Mult Scler. 2017 May; 23(6)874-876. doi: 10.1177/1352458516688350.

PMID:
    28290755
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Subcutaneous peginterferon β-1a injection-site reaction experience and mitigation: Delphi analysis of the ALLOW study.
Hendin B, Huang D, Wray S, Naismith RT, Rosenblatt S, Zambrano J, Werneburg B
Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2017 Feb; 7(1)39-47. doi: 10.2217/nmt-2016-0032.

PMID:
    28071330
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantitative visual tests after poorly recovered optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis.
Longbrake EE, Lancia S, Tutlam N, Trinkaus K, Naismith RT
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2016 Nov; 10198-203. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2016.10.009.

PMID:
    27919490
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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High-Frequency Learning Goals: Using Self-Regulated Learning to Influence Day-to-Day Practice in Clinical Education.
Larsen DP, Naismith RT, Margolis M
Teach Learn Med. 2017 Jan-Mar; 29(1)93-100. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2016.1230501.

PMID:
    27813672
    [PubMed - in process]
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The contemporary spectrum of multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis: A multicenter study.
Solomon AJ, Bourdette DN, Cross AH, Applebee A, Skidd PM, Howard DB, Spain RI, Cameron MH, Kim E, Mass MK, Yadav V, Whitham RH, Longbrake EE, Naismith RT, Wu GF, Parks BJ, Wingerchuk DM, Rabin BL, Toledano M, Tobin WO, Kantarci OH, Carter JL, Keegan BM, Weinshenker BG
Neurology. 2016 Sep 27; 87(13)1393-9. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003152.

PMID:
    27581217
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multiple sclerosis should be treated using a step-down strategy rather than a step-up strategy-NO.
Naismith RT
Mult Scler. 2016 Oct; 22(11)1400-1402.

PMID:
    27279590
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting optimal response to B-cell depletion with rituximab in multiple sclerosis using CXCL13 index, magnetic resonance imaging and clinical measures.
Alvarez E, Piccio L, Mikesell RJ, Trinkaus K, Parks BJ, Naismith RT, Cross AH
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2015 Jan-Dec; 12055217315623800. doi: 10.1177/2055217315623800.

PMID:
    28607711
    [PubMed]
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Dimethyl fumarate-associated lymphopenia: Risk factors and clinical significance.
Longbrake EE, Naismith RT, Parks BJ, Wu GF, Cross AH
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2015 Jan-Dec; 1pii: 2055217315596994.

PMID:
    26550483
    [PubMed]
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Enhancing our understanding of white matter changes in early multiple sclerosis.
Naismith RT, Cross AH
Brain. 2015 Sep; 138(Pt 9)2465-6. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv196.

PMID:
    26304148
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cortical Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Relevance for a Hidden Disease Burden.
Naismith RT
JAMA Neurol. 2015 Sep; 72(9)979-80. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1422.

PMID:
    26191784
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Using MRI to make informed clinical decisions in multiple sclerosis care.
Bermel RA, Naismith RT
Curr Opin Neurol. 2015 Jun; 28(3)244-9. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000204.

PMID:
    25887772
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differentiation and quantification of inflammation, demyelination and axon injury or loss in multiple sclerosis.
Wang Y, Sun P, Wang Q, Trinkaus K, Schmidt RE, Naismith RT, Cross AH, Song SK
Brain. 2015 May; 138(Pt 5)1223-38. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv046.

PMID:
    25724201
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multiple sclerosis, immunomodulation, and immunizations: balancing the benefits.
Goldman MD, Naismith RT
Neurology. 2015 Mar 3; 84(9)864-5. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001319.

PMID:
    25636716
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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