Courtney Casserly, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital Room?
Phone: 519-663-3133
Fax: 519-663-3107
Administrative Assistant: Arlen Bermudez

Bio Sketch

Dr. Courtney Sarah Casserly obtained her medical degree from Queen’s University, followed by residency training in Neurology at Western University. She then completed a 2-year Clinical fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and related white matter disorders at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. She worked for 3 years as a Clinical Adjunct in the department of Clinical Neurological Sciences.  In 2019, she became an Assistant Professor of Neurology, and is currently working as a Clinician Teacher. She is passionate about teaching, and was the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Angelika Hahn Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.  She developed an Undergraduate Neurology Clinical Skills Training Program (2019 to present). She has spearheaded an Annual CNS Resident Research Boot Camp, with the aim of inspiring Neurology and Neurosurgery Residents to become involved in Clinical and Basic Science Research. She is the director of the Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and MOG-associated disease (MOGAD) clinic (NEMO), and has created NEMO educational curriculum for Residents, Fellows, and Staff, including didactic teaching, journal clubs, and Neuroradiology Rounds. She is also the co-founder of the MS School of London, a London based Provincial MS teaching initiative. She is a patient-care advocate, with advocacy training through the American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Leadership Forum in 2019.



She is currently the principal investigator in a small pilot study of 4-aminopyridine in the treatment of optic neuropathy in Multiple Sclerosis (FAMPON).  She actively collaborates with others on clinical trials, clinical research with Dr. Sarah Morrow and a new MS registry (MUSICAL) with Dr. Juan Racosta in the MS Clinic. She is currently a co-investigator on a Stroke Continuing Medical Education Project, with funding through anInnovation and Research Grant from Western University.

Medical Interests

Her clinical interests like the diagnosis and treatment of NMOSD and MOGAD, as well as the diagnosis, management and treatment safety in Multiple Sclerosis. She is the director of the first-of-its-kind-in-Canada NEMO clinic in London, a fellow-driven clinic dedicated to the care of NMOSD and MOGAD, running monthly on Friday afternoons

Honours and Awards

  • Dr. Angelika Hahn Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University 2020   

  • CPD Innovation and Research Grant. Stroke Facts & Clot Busting: An interactive Online Stroke Learning Platform for Ontario. Co-Investigator. Value $10,000. 2020

  • Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum.  American Academy of Neurology.  Approximate value $4000.July 2019. 

  • Recipient endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT). Supervisor. Dr. Luc Valliere, L’Universit de Qubec, Quebec City, Quebec.  2015-2016


PubMed Publications Listing


Mirian A, Yu J, Casserly CS, Budhram, A. FLAIR-hyerintense Lesion in Anti-MOG-associated Encephalitis with Seizures (FLAMES). Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1-2, 2021 Jun. 

Morrow SA, Riccio P, Vording N, Rosehart H, Casserly CS, MacDougall A. A mindfulness group intervention in newly diagnosed persons with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Jul;52:103016. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103016. Epub 2021 May 8. PMID: 34020388.

Shosha E, Casserly C, Tomkinson C, Morrow SA. Blood pressure changes during alemtuzumab infusion for multiple sclerosis patients. Eur J Neurol. 2021 Apr;28(4):1396-1400. doi: 10.1111/ene.14633. Epub 2020 Dec 5. PMID: 33175474.

Alshamrani F, Alnajashi H, Shosha E, Casserly CS, Morrow SA.  Case Series: Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein-immunoglobulin G-Related Disease. Frontiers in Neurology 2020. 11:89. 2020. 

Casserly CS*, Seyman E*, Alcaide-Leon P, Guenette M, Lyons C, Sankar S, Svendrovski A, Baral S, Oh J (*authors contributed equally), Spinal Cord Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Neuroradiology 2018; 28:556-586.  

Alcaide-Leon P; Cybulsky K; Sankar S; Casserly CS; Leung G; Hohol M; Selchen D; Montalban X; Bharatha A; Oh J. Quantitative spinal Cord MRI in radiologically isolated syndrome. Neurology neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation 2018 5(2):e436. 

Budhram A, Climans SA, Le C, Casserly CS, Mayich M, Lownie SP, Sposato LA.  Aseptic meningitis due to reperfusion injury after carotid artery stenting.  Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2017. 381: 269-271. 

Casserly CS*, Nantes, JC*, Whittaker Hawkins RF, Vallieres L. (*both first authors).  Neutrophil perversion in demyelinating autoimmune disease: Mechanisms to medicine. Autoimm Rev. 2017. 16: 294-307.  

Gomez-Ibanez A, Casserly CS, Khanapure K, Steven DA, Burneo D, Mirsattari SM. 2016. Peri-rolandic seizures manifesting as reflex-induced paroxysmal involuntary movements. Can J. Neurol Sci.  2016. 43(3):448-51. 

Florendo-Cummermack A, Selchen A, Scharma M, Steven D, Lee D, Casserly CS, Burneo J, Kremenchutzky M, Morrow S, Hammond R. Clinical Neuropathological Conference: Everything old is new again.  Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2016. 43:213-218. 

Casserly CS, Lim RK, Prasad AN. Vertebral Artery Dissection Causing Stroke After Trampoline Use. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Nov;31(11):771-3. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000388. PMID: 25875987.

Casserly CS, Salmon A, Ramsay DA, Pelz DM, Lownie, SP, Strong MJ. Clinical Neuropathological Conference: Multiple Cerebral Infarcts in Patient with Moyamoya Disease. Can J Neurol Sci. 2012; 39(3): 378-382.

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. PMID: 22130597.


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