The neuromuscular network for Canada


Jodi Warman Chardon


Clinician-Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital; Associate Scientist, OHRI; Scientist, CHEORI

Director, NeuroMuscular Centre, The Ottawa Hospital; Co-Director, uOBMRI Centre for Neuromuscular Disease

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Dr Jodi Warman Chardon is a Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in Neurosciences and Clinical Epidemiology and Department of Genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario/CHEO RI. She holds a Clinical Research Chair in Novel Gene Discovery in Neuromuscular Disease and Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Ottawa. She led the strategic development and is now Director of the Ottawa Hospital Neuromuscular Centre, a diagnostic clinical research centre for patients with NMD. She is also co-director (with Dr Robin Parks) of the uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, which unites over 60 clinical and basic NMD researchers.

Dr Warman received her MD/Neurology residency at the University of Ottawa and MSc from Queen’s University.  She completed research and clinical fellowships in neuromuscular disorders from McGill University and neurogenetics at the University of Ottawa and is certified by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (EMG).

Dr Warman’s clinical research focuses on improved genomic and imaging studies for patients with inherited myopathies and neuromuscular disorders. She represents adult NMDs as a member of the NMD4C Steering Committee and will ensure that the next generation of NMD scientists and clinicians is engaged in all activities of the work plan. She participates in genomics education for the network, leading on engaging trainees and early-career researchers.

Recent publications

Pellerin, D, Aykanat, A, Ellezam, B, Troiano, EC, Karamchandani, J, Dicaire, MJ et al.. Novel Recessive TNNT1 Congenital Core-Rod Myopathy in French Canadians. Ann. Neurol. 2020. PMID:31970803

Bourque, PR, Sampaio, ML, Warman-Chardon, J, Samaan, S, Torres, C. Neurolymphomatosis of the lumbosacral plexus and its branches: case series and literature review. BMC Cancer. 2019.19 (1)1149 PMID:31775683

Bourque, PR, Mobach, T, Warman-Chardon, J, Breiner, A. Distal Cervical Spondylotic Amyotrophy: Case Reports Demonstrating Clinical/Imaging Segmental Discrepancy. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2019.21 (2)107-111 PMID:31743254

Bourque, PR, Brooks, J, Warman-Chardon, J, Breiner, A. Cerebrospinal fluid total protein in Guillain-Barré syndrome variants: correlations with clinical category, severity, and electrophysiology. J. Neurol. 2020.267 (3)746-751 PMID:31734909

Warman Chardon, J, Díaz-Manera, J, Tasca, G, Bönnemann, CG, Gómez-Andrés, D, Heerschap, A et al.. MYO-MRI diagnostic protocols in genetic myopathies. Neuromuscul. Disord. 2019.29 (11)827-841 PMID:31727541

Breiner, A, Basndwah, A, Warman-Chardon, J, Bourque, PR, Mestre, TA. Intermittent undulating tongue as an involuntary movement in early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2019.67 1-2 PMID:31621597

Mobach, T, Brooks, J, Breiner, A, Warman-Chardon, J, Papp, S, Gammon, B et al.. Impact of disuse muscular atrophy on the compound muscle action potential. Muscle Nerve. 2020.61 (1)58-62 PMID:31588576

Lamacie, MM, Warman-Chardon, J, Crean, AM, Florian, A, Wahbi, K. The Added Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Muscular Dystrophies. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2019.6 (4)389-399 PMID:31561382

Deguise, MO, Baranello, G, Mastella, C, Beauvais, A, Michaud, J, Leone, A et al.. Abnormal fatty acid metabolism is a core component of spinal muscular atrophy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019.6 (8)1519-1532 PMID:31402618

Bourque, PR, Brooks, J, McCudden, CR, Warman-Chardon, J, Breiner, A. Age matters: Impact of data-driven CSF protein upper reference limits in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019.6 (4)e576 PMID:31355312

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