Ruth H. Whitham, M.D.

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Dr. Whitham has special interests in neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis. The professor of Neurology received her medical degree in 1978 from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Whitham currently serves as the co-director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at OHSU.


Selected Publications

"Dalfampridine improves walking speed, walking endurance, and community participation in veterans with multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal cohort study," Multiple Sclerosis (Vol: 20, Issue: 6, Page 733-738) - 2014

"Eluding anaphylaxis allows peptide-specific prevention of the relapsing stage of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis," Journal of Neuroimmunology - 2014

"Access to multiple sclerosis specialty care," PM and R (Vol: 5, Issue: 12, Page 1044-1050) - 2013

"Autoantibodies and Sjogren's Syndrome in Multiple Sclerosis, a Reappraisal," PLoS ONE (Vol: 8, Issue: 6, ) - 2013

"Targeting T cells responsive to the priming epitope prevent the relapsing phase of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis," Journal of Neuroimmunology (Vol: 260, Issue: 1-2, Page 74-81) - 2013


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Neurology, 1986; Internal Medicine, 1981