The Neuromuscular Disease 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 is a Tier 2 Clinical Research Chair in Diagnosis and Discovery Pipeline for Patients with Genetic 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

Bourque, PR, Rakhra, KS, Zwicker, J, Pringle, CE, Warman-Chardon, J. Pseudohypertrophy of the extensor digitorum brevis in diabetic polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2021. PMID:34296440

Slayter, J, Hodgkinson, V, Lounsberry, J, Brais, B, Chapman, K, Genge, A et al.. A Canadian Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outcome Measures Toolkit: Results of a National Consensus using a Modified Delphi Method. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2021.8 (4)579-588 PMID:33867362

Masson-Roy, J, Breiner, A, Warman-Chardon, J, Pringle, CE, Allan, D, Bredeson, C et al.. Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021. 1-7 PMID:33631093

McMillan, HJ, Marshall, AE, Venkateswaran, S, Hartley, T, Warman-Chardon, J, Ramani, AK et al.. Whole genome sequencing reveals biallelic PLA2G6 mutations in siblings with cerebellar atrophy and cap myopathy. Clin Genet. 2021.99 (5)746-748 PMID:33576074

Warman-Chardon, J, Jasmin, BJ, Kothary, R, Parks, RJ. Report on the 5th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease & Biology -October 17-19, 2019, Ottawa, Canada. J Neuromuscul Dis. .8 (2)323-334 PMID:33492242

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