Senior Multiple Sclerosis Fellow and Clinical Neurosciences DPhil student
Dr. Marco Pisa is a neurologist with a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis. He received his medical and neurology training at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan (Italy), where he acquired comprehensive expertise in the field of MS diagnosis and treatment under the mentorship of world-leading MS physicians, Prof. Comi and Prof. Filippi, while serving as a senior registrar and locum consultant. He then moved to the University of Oxford, supported by the Oxford-Quinnipiac partnership and a prestigious scholarship from the Clarendon Fund, to work as a Senior MS Clinical and Research Fellow and a DPhil student under Prof. De Luca. He is also involved in undergraduate medical education and serves as Specialist Clinical Advisor at Trinity College, Oxford.
His research journey commenced with a focus on biomarkers aimed at tracking MS progression. He has made significant contributions to the field, with notable publications encompassing clinical studies, neurophysiological research (including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Evoked Potentials), and fluid biomarkers. In an attempt to delve into the complexity of the molecular determinants of neurodegeneration, he started a DPhil on the neuropathology of progressive MS, the findings of which have been acknowledged by the recent Early Career Researcher Prize at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford.
A potential protective role of the nuclear receptor-related factor 1 (Nurr1) in multiple sclerosis motor cortex: a neuropathological study
Pansieri J. et al, (2023), Brain Communications, 5
Anterior optic pathway pathology in CNS demyelinating diseases
Pisa M. et al, (2022), Brain, 145, 4308 - 4319
Normative Data and Conversion Equation for Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in an International Healthy Control Cohort
Kenney R. et al, (2022), Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 42, 442 - 453
The Role of Optical Coherence Tomography Criteria and Machine Learning in Multiple Sclerosis and Optic Neuritis Diagnosis
Kenney RC. et al, (2022), Neurology, 99, e1100 - e1112
Longitudinal Retinal Changes in MOGAD
Oertel FC. et al, (2022), Annals of Neurology, 92, 476 - 485