London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
Phone: (519) 663 - 3597
Motor Neuron Diseases
Clinical trial design
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
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 the University of Western Ontario 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 the University of Western Ontario. Her fellowship was sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. During the same time interval, Dr. Shoesmith has also been working on a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Western Ontario.
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.
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.