Courtney Casserly, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Neurology at Western University
Office: University Hospital A10-303
Phone: 519-685-8500 x33133
Secretary: Sarah Luth



Bio Sketch

Dr. Casserly primarily within the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic and sees General Neurology patients at Victoria Hospital, primarily as referred by other members of the Department. She joined the Department in 2016. Her clinical interests lie in the diagnosis and management of MS, Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder and other related acquired and genetic white matter conditions including the overlap with Rheumatological and Infectious Diseases.  She enjoys working within such a rich and diverse clinical department, including the excellent Neurology subspecialists, Neurogenetics, Pediatric Neurology, our Neuroradiologists and Neuropathologists, and other allied health professionals including our MS Nurse Practitioner, as well as collaborating with experts in other fields such as ID, Pharmacogenetics.

She is participating in an ongoing research project with Dr. Jiwon Oh, her fellowship supervisor at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, looking at advanced MRI measures of the spinal cord in Multiple Sclerosis. They have just submitted a manuscript for review to the Journal of Neurology, and have another project where recruitment is ongoing. In the summer of 2016 she completed a one year SPRINT (scholarship program for researchers in training) Program through the endMS arm of the MS Society (grant valued at $9000) and in February 2017 she published her joint project in Autoimmunity Reviews. She is working as the sub-Investigator on several clinical trials (Phase III and Phase IV) looking at alemtuzumab, ocrelizumab and ofatumumab.  Dr. Sarah Morrow is the principal investigator.  She has also started her (distance learning) Master’s Degree in Public Health from the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London UK.  This program will allow her to strengthen her skills in clinical epidemiology and critical thinking, as well as to learn from and collaborate with experts from around the world in this field.  She would like to bring these skills and new ideas to the  Department and the MS Clinic.



Advanced MRI measures of the spinal cord in Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Interests

Multiple Sclerosis

Honours and Awards

  • 2015, Scholar Research in Training Award, End MS/ MS Society
  • 2015, 2nd Place Best Presentation, CNS Grand Rounds, Western University
  • 2006, Runner-up Peter Cruze Prize for Outstanding Presentation at RCPSC Annual Conference, Royal colleg eof Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • 2006, Best Research Award, University of Calgary


PubMed Publications Listing


Budhram A, Climans SA, Le C, Casserly CS, Mayich M, Lownie SP, Sposato LA. Aseptic meningitis due to reperfusion injury after carotid artery stenting. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Oct 15;381:269-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.08.3255. Epub 2017 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 28991696.

Gomez-Ibañez A, Casserly CS, Khanapure K, Steven DA, Mirsattari SM. Peri-rolandic Seizures Manifesting as Reflex-induced Paroxysmal Involuntary Movements. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 May;43(3):448-51. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.326. Epub 2016 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 26777703.

Florendo-Cumbermack A, Selchen D, Morrow SA, Sharma M, Steven D, Ang LC, Casserly C, Burneo J, Kremenchutzky M, Hammond R. Everything Old is New Again. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Jan;43(1):213-8. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.309. PubMed PMID: 27182570.

Casserly CS, Salmon A, Ramsay DA, Pelz DM, Lownie SP, Strong MJ. Multiple cerebral infarcts in patient with Moyamoya disease. Can J Neurol Sci. 2012 May;39(3):378-82. PubMed PMID: 22547520.

Casserly C, Ebers GC. Relapses do not matter in relation to long-term disability: yes. Mult Scler. 2011 Dec;17(12):1412-4. doi: 10.1177/1352458511427514. PubMed PMID: 22130597.