Maryam Oskoui, MD, M.Sc.

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

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

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

Other appointments 

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


Research interests 

My clinical research in child neurology focuses on neuromuscular disorders and cerebral palsy. Understanding factors that impact the natural history of these diseases is important in the prevention, prognostication and management of affected children.Consequently, I co-direct the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry, collaborating across Canada in epidemiogical research in this field. I am also involved in clinical trials for children with neuromuscular disorders, specifically children with spinal muscular atrophy. 

Research foci 
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders;
  • Epidemiology of cerebral palsy;
  • Clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders

Cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, epidemiology, biostatistics, neuromuscular

Selected publications 

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 , Joseph L , Dagenais L , Shevell M. Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy in Quebec: Alternative Approaches. Neuroepidemiology 40(4):264-8, 2013. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PubMed ID: 23363886

Oskoui M , Majnemer A , Dagenais L , Shevell MI. The Relationship Between Gross Motor Function and Manual Ability in Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Child Neurol. 28(12):1646-52, 2013 Dec. Epub 2012 Oct 30. PubMed ID: 23112248

Oskoui M , Kaufmann P. Spinal muscular atrophy. Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, 5(4):499-506, 2008 Oct. PubMed ID: 19019300

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