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

"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

"American ginseng does not improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis: A single center randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover pilot study," Multiple Sclerosis (Vol: 17, Issue: 12, Page 1523-1526) - 2011

"Immunotherapy and multiple sclerosis: The devil is in the details," Neurology (Vol: 74, Issue: 18, Page 1410-1411) - 2010


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Neurology, 1986; Internal Medicine, 1981