Maryam Oskoui, MD, M.Sc.

Attending Staff Pediatric Neurologist, Montreal Children's Hospital; Medicine, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Associate member, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Associate member, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Other appointments 

Evidence-based methodologist, Guideline Development committee, American Academy of Neurology


Research interests 

My clinical research focuses on neuromotor disorders affecting children.

Research foci 

  • Clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Epidemiology of cerebral palsy and spinal muscular atrophy


Cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, epidemiology, neuromuscular

Selected publications 

Michelson DJ, Ciafaloni E, Ashwal S, Lewis E, Narayanaswami P, Oskoui M, Armstrong MJ. Evidence in Focus: Nusinersen Use in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2018 Nov; 91 (20): 923-933. (PMID: 30315070) IF:8.320

Gloss D, Moxley RT 3rd, Ashwal S, Oskoui M. Practice guideline update summary: corticosteroid treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2016 Feb; 86(5): 465-72. PubMed ID 26833937

Oskoui M, Gazzellone MJ, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Zarrei M, Andersen J, Wei J, Wang Z, Wintle RF, Marshall CR, Cohn RD, Weksberg R, Stavropoulos DJ, Fehlings D, Shevell MI, Scherer SW. Clinically relevant copy number variations in cerebral palsy. Nat Commun. 2015 Aug 3; 6:7949. Pubmed ID: 26236009.

Oskoui M , Coutinho F , Dykeman J , Jetté N , Pringsheim T. An update on the prevalence of cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dev Med Child Neurol. 55(6):509-19, 2013 Jun. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PubMed ID: 23346889

Oskoui M , Levy G , Garland CJ , Gray JM , O'Hagen J , De Vivo DC, Kaufmann P. The changing natural history of spinal muscular atrophy type 1. Neurology 69(20):1931-6, 2007 Nov 13. PubMed ID: 17998484