Western University, Canada - London Ontario

| Monday August 21, 2017
7:44 PM

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Western University

Bio Sketch

Dr. Shoesmith earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Winnipeg in 1996 and her MD from the University of Manitoba in 2000. She completed her neurology residency at Western University in 2005.

From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Shoesmith completed a neuromuscular clinical fellowship with a specific focus on treatment and care of ALS patients at Western University. Her fellowship was sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

In 2007, Dr. Shoesmith joined Dr. Michael Strong in the London Motor Neuron Diseases Clinic, where she focuses on conducting clinical trials in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's disease). She also has a general neuromuscular clinic and an EMG clinic.

In 2010, Dr. Shoesmith became the Motor Neuron Diseases Clinic Director.


Dr. Shoesmith's main research interests are in the field of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). She is particularly interested in clinical trials evaluating treatments to improve prognosis in ALS and treatments that ameliorate symptoms in ALS. In addition, she is interested in evaluating prognostic factors in ALS and risk factors for developing ALS.

Christen Shoesmith

Medical Interests

  • Clinical Trials
  • Motor Neuron Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Epidemiology (Health of populations)

Office Contact Information

  • Phone:519 - 663 - 3597
  • Fax:519 - 663 - 3609
  • Address:

London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
N6A 5A5