Editor Profile

Robert T. Naismith, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Neurology Board

Robert T. Naismith, MD, serves as Neurology Clerkship Director at Washington University in St. Louis and has interests in medical education and teaching evidence-based manuscript review. He specializes in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. His clinical investigations use quantitative magnetic resonance imaging sequences to better correlate imaging with clinical disease and to predict long-term outcome. He is also interested in clinical trials and clinical outcomes measures.


Consultant / Advisory board

Acorda Therapeutics; Biogen Idec; EMD Serono; Genzyme; Questcor

Speaker's bureau

Acorda Therapeutics; Bayer Healthcare; Biogen Idec; Genzyme

Grant / Research support

NIH; Acorda Therapeutics; National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Leadership positions in professional societies

Consortium of MS Centers (Speaker); National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Local Chair of Clinical Advisory Committee; Program Services Committee, Research Advocate, and Research Champion)

Summaries by Robert Naismith