Christopher Glisson

D.O.
Assistant Professor
Awards: 
Green Apple Award (Honorable Mention) for Outstanding Faculty Achievement Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI (2013)
National Doctor of the Year, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (2012)
Green Apple Award (Honorable Mention) for Outstanding Faculty Achievement Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; East Lansing, MI (2012)
Great Lakes Greatest Doc, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America; Great Lakes Chapter (2011)
AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Award HM513 (First Place, Blended Online Course) (2009)
Best Abstract by a Fellow Award North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 33rd Annual Meeting (2007)
Resident Travel Award North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 32nd Annual Meeting (2006)
NORO Outstanding Resident Presentation; East Lansing, MI (2005)
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award (2003)
Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1997)
Selected Publications: 
Miller AF, Wolinski JS, Kappos I. and the TOPIC Study Group. Oral teriflunomide for patients with a first clinical episode suggestive of multiple sclerosis (TOPIC): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. Lancet Neurology 2014 (in press, e-pub 09/02/2014).
Prasad S, Moss HE, Lee EB, Glisson CC, and Galetta SL. Clinical Reasoning: A 42-year-old man with sequential monocular visual loss. Neurology 2008;71:e43-e49.
Glisson CC and Galetta SL. Drawing the line between NMO and MS. Practical Neurology 2007:32-37.
Glisson CC. Capturing the benefit of vision restoration therapy. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2006;17(6):504-8.
Glisson CC, Eggenberger ER and Miller N. Supranuclear ophthalmoplegia as a complication of coronary angiography. Neuro-Ophthalmology 2006;30(4):101-103.
Glisson CC, Mohler ER3rd and Majid A. An unusual presentation of cerebral sinus thrombosis. Vascular Medicine 2004;9(3):226-226.
Education and Professional Positions: 
D.O., Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2002
M.S., Neurophysiology, Wayne State University 1998
B.S., Hillsdale College 1995
Selected Abstracts: 
Glisson CC, Markowitz CE, Jacobs D, Balcer LJ, Frohman E and Galetta SL. Clinical characteristics associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) Antibody Seropositivity. American Academy of Neurology 59th Annual Meeting (Abstract P01.145).
Book Chapters: 
Glisson CC. Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorders. Up-To-Date 2014.
Glisson CC. Vision Loss: The Optic Chiasm and Retrochiasmal Visual Pathways. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology 2014:20 (4)
Glaser JS and Glisson CC. Topical Diagnosis: The Optic Chiasm. Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology, Volume 2, 2013
Glisson CC, Van Stavern GP, Feldman E. Amaurosis Fugax. MedLink Neurology.
Glisson CC. Bilateral Visual Loss: Approach, Localization and Causes. Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology 2009:15(4).
Glisson CC and Kaufman, DI. Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia. In Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions. Lee AG, Brazis PW, Kline LB, Eds. SLACK Incorporated, New Jersey (2008).
Glisson CC and Galetta SL. Nonconventional Optic Nerve Imaging In Multiple Sclerosis. In Multiple Sclerosis, Part II: Nonconventional MRI Techniques. Filippi, M (Ed). Neuroimag Clin N Am 19(2009): 71-79.
Academic Appointments: 
2014-Present: Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University
2007-Present: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Department of Neurology
2007-Present: Medical Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids MI
2003-2006: Clinical Instructor, Michigan State University Department of Neurology
Postdoctoral Training: 
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania 2007
Chief Neurology Resident, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2005
Neurology Residency, Michigan State University/Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2006
Internship, Sparrow Health Systems; Lansing, MI 2003
Research Interests: 
  • EFC6260 (TOPIC): An international, multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to determine the efficacy and safety of two-year treatment with teriflunomide 7 mg once daily and 14 mg once daily versus placebo in patients with a first clinical episode suggestive of multiple sclerosis. (Sanofi-Aventis)
  • EFC10531 (TOWER): A multi-center, double-masked, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of teriflunomide in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. (Sanofi-Aventis)
  • OCTAGON: A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, multi-center study of the effects of glatiramer acetate on the retinal nerve fiber layer and visual function in patients with a first episode of optic neuritis. (TEVA Neuroscience)
  • A prospective case crossover study to assess whether PDE5 inhibitor exposure in men with erectile dysfunction increases the risk for development of non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). (Bayer)
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study of weight reduction and/or low sodium diet plus acetazolamide vs diet plus placebo in subjects with idiopathic intracranial hypertension with mild visual loss.

 

Memberships: 
Fellow, North American Neuro-Opthalmology Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Osteopathic Association
Selected Presentations: 
Nagia L, Abusmara K, Kaufman DI, Yedavally S, Glisson CC and Eggenberger ER. Conversion rate of ocular myasthenia gravis to generalized myasthenia gravis. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 39th Annual Meeting (Poster).
Antonio-Santos AA, Glisson CC, McNamara RF. Family clues that link migraine, renal insufficiency, myocardial ischemia, and cardiac conduction problems. GRMEP Research Day 2012, Grand Rapids, MI (Poster)
Glisson CC, Prasad S, Lee E and Galetta SL. A Long and Winding Road. Presented at the 2008 Walsh Society Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Volpe NJ, Goodkin M, Brucker A, Kempen J, Fogt F, Glisson CC and Sund N. Snowballs and Curveballs. Presented at the 2008 Walsh Society Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Glisson CC and Liu GT. The necessity of lumbar puncture in children with presumed pseudotumor cerebri: infectious mimickers. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 34th Annual Meeting (Poster).
Glisson CC, Markowitz CE, Jacobs D, Balcer LJ, Frohman E and Galetta SL. Clinical characteristics associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) Antibody Seropositivity. North-American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 33rd Annual Meeting (Platform).
Glisson CC, Vallam KK and Eggenberger ER. Post-Operative Visual Improvement in Chiasmal Cavernoma. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 32nd Annual Meeting (Poster).
Subspecialty: 
Neuro-Ophthalmology and Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

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