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


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