Kristen Krysko


Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Kristen Krysko is a neurologist and multiple sclerosis specialist at the BARLO MS Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Toronto, followed by a clinical research fellowship in multiple sclerosis and Master’s of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research at the University of California San Francisco.

Her clinical care and research focuses on women’s health in multiple sclerosis and related disorders, with a focus on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Recent Publications

  1. Lugaresi, A, Jokubaitis, VG, Krysko, KM. Editorial: Aging in multiple sclerosis: from childhood to old age, in women and men. Front Neurol. 2024;15 :1368420. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2024.1368420. PubMed PMID:38385035 PubMed Central PMC10879584.
  2. Freedman, DE, Krysko, KM, Feinstein, A. Intimate partner violence and multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2024;30 (3):295-298. doi: 10.1177/13524585231197926. PubMed PMID:37732567 PubMed Central PMC10935614.
  3. Anderson, A, Rowles, W, Poole, S, Balan, A, Bevan, C, Brandstadter, R et al.. Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy in postpartum women with neurological conditions. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2023;10 (11):2053-2064. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51893. PubMed PMID:37675826 PubMed Central PMC10647007.
  4. Krysko, KM. Discontinuing disease-modifying multiple sclerosis therapies. Lancet Neurol. 2023;22 (7):543-545. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00200-4. PubMed PMID:37353269 .
  5. Krysko, KM, Dobson, R, Alroughani, R, Amato, MP, Bove, R, Ciplea, AI et al.. Family planning considerations in people with multiple sclerosis. Lancet Neurol. 2023;22 (4):350-366. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(22)00426-4. PubMed PMID:36931808 .
  6. Lee, S, Muccilli, A, Schneider, R, Selchen, D, Krysko, KM. Acute central nervous system inflammation following COVID-19 vaccination: An observational cohort study. Mult Scler. 2023;29 (4-5):595-605. doi: 10.1177/13524585231154780. PubMed PMID:36840605 PubMed Central PMC9969223.
  7. Seyman, E, Kim, D, Bharatha, A, Casserly, C, Krysko, K, Chantal, RH et al.. Quantitative spinal cord MRI and sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2022;8 (4):20552173221132170. doi: 10.1177/20552173221132170. PubMed PMID:36277232 PubMed Central PMC9585573.
  8. Graves, JS, Krysko, KM, Hua, LH, Absinta, M, Franklin, RJM, Segal, BM et al.. Ageing and multiple sclerosis. Lancet Neurol. 2023;22 (1):66-77. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(22)00184-3. PubMed PMID:36216015 .
  9. Bove, R, Anderson, A, Rowles, W, Rankin, KA, Hills, NK, Carleton, M et al.. A hormonal therapy for menopausal women with MS: A phase Ib/IIa randomized controlled trial. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2022;61 :103747. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.103747. PubMed PMID:35397292 .
  10. Solomon, JM, Jones, A, Hohol, M, Krysko, KM, Muccilli, A, Roll, A et al.. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of multiple sclerosis patients with COVID-19 in Toronto, Canada. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2022;58 :103509. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.103509. PubMed PMID:35030366 PubMed Central PMC8741626.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Neurologist, BARLO MS Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital