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Bjorn E. Oskarsson, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Neuromuscular Disease Specialist

科室

地点

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

语言

English

约诊

Björn Oskarsson, M.D., is a consultant and Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. He directs the ALS Center of Excellence. His clinical focus includes:

  • Diagnosis of ALS and other Motor Neuron Diseases.
  • Treatment of ALS and other Motor Neuron Diseases.
  • Providing personalized medicine to improve patient outcomes

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Oskarsson leads multiple research studies to understand and find a cure for ALS. His cutting-edge research is done in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Neuroscience department and focuses on the basic principles of motor nerve degeneration and trying new treatments to slow, stop or even reverse this process. He has authored more than 100 high-impact scientific journal articles, chapters, abstracts and book chapters.

  • Practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ALS. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Research focuses on trialing new and better treatments for ALS. This has included stem cell therapies, gene modifying therapies and small molecules.
  • Major research accomplishments include:
  • Finding effective treatments for muscle cramps in ALS
  • Contributing to the 1st approved treatment of genetic ALS
  • Improving the understanding of how TDP43 dysfunction leads to ALS
  1. 2007
    Certificate - Clinical Science - Training in epidemiology, evidence-based health care, outcomes research, clinical trials, and translational research topicsUniversity of Colorado Denver
  2. 2006
    Fellow - NeuromuscularUniversity of Colorado Denver
  3. 2004
    Residency - NeurologyUniversity of Colorado Denver
  4. 2001
    Internship - MedicineUniversity of Colorado Denver
  5. 2000
    Residency - NeurologyLund University Hospital
  6. 1999
    Visiting Scholar - Dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials in the evaluation of radiculopathy. Advisors: M. Chang, E. Yuen & D. Farrell, University of Washington Medical Center, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Washington Medical Center
  7. 1999
    MDLund University School of Medicine
  8. 1997
    Research Scholar - Adsorption and desorption of 125I-NGF to and from synthetic filaments. Advisors: M. Kanje, Lund University Department of Animal Physiology, & G. Lundborg, Lund University School of Medicine, Department of Hand Surgery, Lund, SwedenLund University
  9. 1996
    Research Assistant - Bioartificial nerve grafts with NGF. Advisor: G. Lundborg, Lund University School of Medicine, Department of Hand SurgeryLund University School of Medicine
  10. 1995
    Medical SchoolUniversity of Gothenburg School of Medicine

Certifications

  1. 2015
    Clinical PathologyUnited Council of Neurologic Subspecialities
  2. 2008
    Neuromuscular MedicineAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  3. 2008
    Electrodiagnostic MedicineAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  4. 2007
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Dean’s Award for Community EngagementUniversity of California Davis
  2. 2014
    Dean’s Team of Clinical Excellence Award – MDA Clinic Co-DirectorUniversity of California Davis
  3. 2014
    Center of Excellence – ALS Clinic DirectorALS Association
  4. 2014
    Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition – Multidisciplinary ALS ClinicUS Congress
  5. 2012
    K12 Scholar, Mentored Career Development AwardNational Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS), National Institutes of Health
  6. 2011
    Dean’s Team of Clinical Excellence Award – ALS Clinic DirectorUniversity of California Davis
  7. 2006
    IFCN FellowshipInternational Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
  8. 2005
    Travel Grant for attendance of the National MDA Clinic Directors’ ConferenceMuscular Dystrophy Association
  9. 2004
    Junior Member Recognition AwardAmerican Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Member and ReviewerMayo Clinic Florida Neuroscience Clinical Research Committee
  2. 2020
    Grant Reviewer - Clinical ScienceDepartment of Defense
  3. 2020 - present
    Member comitee on Time to diagnosisNational ALS Association
  4. 2020 - 2022
    MemberCenter for Individualized Medicine Tapestry Program Executive Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    ConsultantBiogen Idec
  6. 2017 - present
    ConsultantFlexpharma Inc
  7. 2017 - present
    Lead InvestigatorFlexpharma Inc
  8. 2017
    OrganizerWestern ALS Study Group Meeting
  9. 2017
    OrganizerALSA Hope and Health Symposium
  10. 2017
    Advisory Board MemberBiogen, Spinraza
  11. 2016 - present
    Fellow MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  12. 2016 - 2020
    MemberMedical Advisory Council, ALS Association
  13. 2016
    ChairDiagnosis to Death, and New Hope, ALS Association
  14. 2016
    Organizing MemberThe ALS Research Symposium "Ask The Experts", ALS Association
  15. 2015 - 2016
    SpeakerGrifols
  16. 2015 - present
    MemberBenefit/Risk Working Group, ALS Guidance for Industry Committee, Food and Drug Administration
  17. 2015 - present
    MemberSymptomatic Treatment Trials Group, ALS Clinical Trials GuidelineCommittee, World Federation of Neurology
  18. 2014 - 2016
    Co-ChairNeurology Update for the Primary Care Physician, University of California Davis
  19. 2013 - 2016
    Co-ChairBenchmarking Committee, Neurology Department, University of California Davis
  20. 2012
    MemberWymer proposal, Neuro-NEXT Protocol Working Group, National Institutes of Health
  21. 2011 - 2023
    SecretaryWestern ALS Study Group
  22. 2011 - 2013
    Founder and ChairNeurology Update for the Primary Care Physician, University of California Davis
  23. 2011
    SpeakerAvanir Pharmaceuticals
  24. 2011
    Course DirectorSharing the Journey, Patient conference, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  25. 2010
    MemberNational Advisory Board, Avanir Pharmaceuticals
  26. 2010
    Grant ReviewerMuscular Dystrophy Association
  27. 2010 - present
    MemberGreater Sacramento ALS Association
  28. 2009 - 2013
    Junior Board MemberALS Research Group
  29. 2009 - 2012
    Board MemberCalifornia ALS Clinical Committee
  30. 2008 - 2012
    MemberGroup on Motor Neuron Diseases, World Federation of Neurology Research
  31. 2008 - present
    MemberALS Research Group
  32. 2007
    ReviewerMedical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee, WellPoint
  33. 2007 - present
    MemberNorth Eastern ALS Study Group
  34. 2006 - present
    MemberWestern ALS Study Group
  35. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  36. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.