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Giulia Longoni

Title: Staff Neurologist, Division of Neurology
Designations: MD
Alternate Contact Name: Daniela Trecapelli
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7037
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Research Positions

Scientist Track Investigator, Neuroscience & Mental Health


Dr. Giulia Longoni joined SickKids in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics (Neurology) and a Scientist-Track Investigator with the SickKids Research Institute, Neurosciences & Mental Health Program. Her clinical focus is in the care of children living with multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory brain disorders.


Longoni`s research focuses on combining innovative image acquisition and analysis approaches with clinical and biological markers, to investigate mechanisms underlying disease onset and progression in paediatric patients with central nervous system autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders.

Education and experience

  • 2000: High School Degree (Classical Studies), summa cum laude. Leone XIII Institute, Milan, Italy 
  • 2002: Graduate Degree (Ancient Languages and Literature, Sumerian Language and Civilization), summa cum laude. Centro Studi del Vicino Oriente, Milan, Italy 
  • 2008: Medical degree (MD), summa cum laude with special mention. Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy 
  • 2014: Board Certification, Neurology, summa cum laude with special mention. Department of Neurology, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • 2015–2018: Fellowship, Neuroinflammatory Disorders program, Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2019–present: Staff Physician, Division of Neurology , The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario 
  • 2019–present: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics (Neurology),  
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 
  • 2019–present: Clinician Scientist, Department of Paediatrics (Neurology),  University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 
  • 2019–present: Scientist-track Investigator, Program in Neurosciences and Mental Health , The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario


  1. Albassam F, Longoni G, Grover SA, Yea C, Wilbur C, Yeh EA. Rituximab Use in Youth with Persistently Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Positive Relapsing Neuroinflammation. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 Aug 30. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14336.
  2. Longoni G, Aubert-Broche B, Brown RA, Grover S, Branson H, Hopkins D, Bar-Or A, Marrie RA, Motl RW, Arnold DL, Banwell B, Narayanan S, Collins DL, Yeh EA, on behalf of The Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network.  Physical Activity and Dentate Gyrus Volume in Pediatric Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes. Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 2018 September 6 6; 5 (6): e499.
  3. Longoni G, Banwell B. Neuroimaging in Pediatric Autoimmune Diseases. Journal of Pediatric Neurology: 3(16). 2017; doi: 10.1055/s-00029030.
  4. Longoni G, Brown RA, Momayyezsiahkal P, Elliot C, Filippi M, Yeh EA, Narayanan S, Bar Or A, Marrie RA, Banwell B, Arnold DL, on behalf of The Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network. White Matter Changes in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Monophasic Demyelinating Disorders. Brain. 2017 May 1;140(5):1300-1315. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx041.
  5. Longoni G, Levy DM, Yeh EA. The Changing Landscape of Childhood Inflammatory CNS Disorders. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec;179:24-32.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.054.


  • 2020–2022: Principlal Investigator. Quantitative Perfusion Imaging for Autoimmmune . Encephalitis Diagnosis and Monitoring. Funded by Feiga Bresver Catalyst Grant from Health Outcomes Canada. $98, 694.72 (CDN).  Longoni, G. Co-PIs: Uludag K, Brown R, Branson H, Yeh EA.
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