Dr Stefan Blum

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Stefan is a Staff Specialist in Neurology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and the Mater Centre for Neuroscience, as well as an honourary staff specialist in Neurology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital (RBWH). He finished his training as neurologist in 2012.

He runs dedicated multiple sclerosis (MS) clinics at the PAH and Mater Hospital, leading in modern MS therapies. Moreover, he has been at the forefront of advancing the field of neuroimmunology in Queensland, with establishment of dedicated neuroimmunology outpatient clinics at the RBWH and PAH, combining expertise from neurologists and immunologists in the care of this very complex group of disorders.

In addition to his busy, full-time clinical workload, Stefan has been involved as PI or CI in a range of clinical trials in the fields of MS, botulinum toxin, CIDP and Pompe’s disease. Additionally, he has performed and is involved in ongoing research projects of neuroimmunological disorders such as neuromyelitis optica, myasthenia gravis and autoimmune limbic encephalitis. He has been a member of the New Horizons study to assess prevalence of anti-neuronal antibodies in patients with new onset psychosis.

Prior to this, Stefan finished a PhD in the field of ‘Immunogenetics of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy’ at the University of Queensland in 2014. He also completed a doctoral thesis at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2002 in the field of T cell immunology. During this time, he has developed solid skills in bench-side immunological research.

Currently, he is neurological lead in a diverse group of clinicians and scientists investigating the role of antineuronal antibodies in neurological and psychiatric disease. He supervises a PhD student in the field of advanced imaging in autoimmune encephalitis. He is currently building up a laboratory to test antineuronal antibodies using live cell assays.

Research Interests

  • Neuronal cell surface antibodies in neurological and psychiatric disease
  • Social cognition in Multiple Sclerosis
  • The role of low dose Rituximab in autoimmune neurological disease

Research Impacts

Stefan has been medical advisor and organiser of conferences of the national myasthenia gravis association. He is neurological advisor of the state-wide blood product services regarding use of immunoglobulins in neuroimmunological disorders. He is involved in the organisation of the International Society of Neuroimmunology Conference in Brisbane 2018. He is secretary of Neuroimmunology Australia, a national group of clinicians and researchers in the field of neuroimmunology. He was lead clinician in the development of referral guidelines for state-wide referral guidelines to Queensland Health Neurology services (CPC). He has been involved for many years in the education of medical student and young doctors, winning several teaching awards.

Publications

  • Warren, Nicola, Swayne, Andrew, Siskind, Dan, O'Gorman, Cullen, Prain, Kerri, Gillis, David and Blum, Stefan (2019) Serum and CSF anti-NMDAR antibody testing in psychiatry. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, . doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19030079

  • Merkies, Ingemar S.J., van Schaik, Ivo N., Léger, Jean-Marc, Bril, Vera, van Geloven, Nan, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Lewis, Richard A., Sobue, Gen, Lawo, John-Philip, Durn, Billie L., Cornblath, David R., De Bleecker, Jan L., Sommer, Claudia, Robberecht, Wim, Saarela, Mika, Kamienowski, Jerzy, Stelmasiak, Zbigniew, Tackenberg, Björn, Mielke, Orell, Sabet, A., George, K., Roberts, L., Carne, R., Blum, S., Henderson, R., Van Damme, P., Demeestere, J., Larue, S., D'Amour, C., Kunc, P., Valis, M., Sussova, J., Kalous, T., Talab, R., Bednar, M., Toomsoo, T., Rubanovits, I., Gross-Paju, K., Sorro, U., Saarela, M., Auranen, M., Pouget, J., Attarian, S., Masson, G. Le, Wielanek-Bachelet, A., Desnuelle, C., Delmont, E., Clavelou, P., Aufauvre, D., Schmidt, J., Zschuentzsch, J., Sommer, C., Kramer, D., Hoffmann, O., Goerlitz, C., Haas, J., Chatzopoulos, M., Yoon, R., Gold, R., Berlit, P., Jaspert-Grehl, A., Liebetanz, D., Kutschenko, A., Stangel, M., Trebst, C., Baum, P., Bergh, F., Klehmet, J., Meisel, A., Klostermann, F., Oechtering, J., Lehmann, H., Schroeter, M., Hagenacker, T., Mueller, D., Sperfeld, A., Bethke, F., Drory, V., Algom, A., Yarnitsky, D., Murinson, B., Di Muzio, A., Ciccocioppo, F., Sorbi, S., Mata, S., Schenone, A., Grandis, M., Lauria, G., Cazzato, D., Antonini, G., Morino, S., Cocito, D., Zibetti, M., Yokota, T., Ohkubo, T., Kanda, T., Kawai, M., Kaida, K., Onoue, H., Kuwabara, S., Mori, M., Iijima, M., Ohyama, K., Baba, M., Tomiyama, M., Nishiyama, K., Akutsu, T., Yokoyama, K., Kanai, K., van Schaik, I. N., Eftimov, F., Notermans, N. C., Visser, N., Faber, C., Hoeijmakers, J., Rejdak, K., Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, U., Casanovas Pons, C., Antonia, M., Gamez, J., Salvado, M., Infante, C. Marquez, Benitez, S., Lunn, M., Morrow, J., Gosal, D., Lavin, T., Melamed, I., Testori, A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Menichella, D., Simpson, E., Lai, E. Chi-Ho, Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J., Beydoun, S., Johl, H., Lange, D., Shtilbans, A., Muley, S., Ladha, S., Freimer, M., Kissel, J., Latov, N., Chin, R., Ubogu, E., Mumfrey, S., Rao, T., MacDonald, P., Sharma, K., Gonzalez, G., Allen, J., Walk, D., Hobson-Webb, L., Gable, K., De Bleecker, J. L., Robberecht, W., Saarela, M., Franques, J., Léger, J. M., Morales, R. Juntas, Sommer, C., Nguento, A., Schmidt, J., Schrey, Ch., Kamienowski, J., Stelmasiak, Z. and Zwolińska, G. (2019) Efficacy and safety of IVIG in CIDP: Combined data of the PRIMA and PATH studies. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 24 1: 48-55. doi:10.1111/jns.12302

  • Mielke, Orell, Bril, Vera, Cornblath, David R., Lawo, John-Philip, van Geloven, Nan, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Lewis, Richard A., Merkies, Ingemar S.J., Sobue, Gen, Durn, Billie, Shebl, Amgad, van Schaik, Ivo N., Sabet, A., George, K., Roberts, L., Carne, R., Blum, S., Henderson, R., Van Damme, P., Demeestere, J., Larue, S., D'Amour, C., Kunc, P., Valis, M., Sussova, J., Kalous, T., Talab, R., Bednar, M., Toomsoo, T., Rubanovits, I., Gross-Paju, K., Sorro, U., Saarela, M., Auranen, M., Pouget, J., Attarian, S., Le Masson, G., Wielanek-Bachelet, A., Desnuelle, C., Delmont, E., Clavelou, P., Aufauvre, D., Schmidt, J., Zschuentzsch, J., Sommer, C., Kramer, D., Hoffmann, O., Goerlitz, C., Haas, J., Chatzopoulos, M., Yoon, R., Gold, R., Berlit, P., Jaspert-Grehl, A., Liebetanz, D., Kutschenko, A., Stangel, M., Trebst, C., Baum, P., Bergh, F., Klehmet, J., Meisel, A., Klostermann, F., Oechtering, J., Lehmann, H., Schroeter, M., Hagenacker, T., Mueller, D., Sperfeld, A., Bethke, F., Drory, V., Algom, A., Yarnitsky, D., Murinson, B., Di Muzio, A., Ciccocioppo, F., Sorbi, S., Mata, S., Schenone, A., Grandis, M., Lauria, G., Cazzato, D., Antonini, G., Morino, S., Cocito, D., Zibetti, M., Yokota, T., Ohkubo, T., Kanda, T., Kawai, M., Kaida, K., Onoue, H., Kuwabara, S., Mori, M., Iijima, M., Ohyama, K., Baba, M., Tomiyama, M., Nishiyama, K., Akutsu, T., Yokoyama, K., Kanai, K., van Schaik, I. N., Eftimov, F., Notermans, N. C., Visser, N., Faber, C., Hoeijmakers, J., Rejdak, K., Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, U., Casanovas Pons, C., Antonia, M., Gamez, J., Salvado, M., Infante, C. Marquez, Benitez, S., Lunn, M., Morrow, J., Gosal, D., Lavin, T., Melamed, I., Testori, A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Menichella, D., Simpson, E., Lai, E. Chi-Ho, Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J., Beydoun, S., Johl, H., Lange, D., Shtilbans, A., Muley, S., Ladha, S., Freimer, M., Kissel, J., Latov, N., Chin, R., Ubogu, E., Mumfrey, S., Rao, T., MacDonald, P., Sharma, K., Gonzalez, G., Allen, J., Walk, D., Hobson-Webb, L. and Gable, K. (2019) Restabilization treatment after intravenous immunoglobulin withdrawal in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: Results from the pre-randomization phase of the Polyneuropathy And Treatment with Hizentra study. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 24 1: 72-79. doi:10.1111/jns.12303

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Warren, Nicola, Swayne, Andrew, Siskind, Dan, O'Gorman, Cullen, Prain, Kerri, Gillis, David and Blum, Stefan (2019) Serum and CSF anti-NMDAR antibody testing in psychiatry. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, . doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19030079

  • Merkies, Ingemar S.J., van Schaik, Ivo N., Léger, Jean-Marc, Bril, Vera, van Geloven, Nan, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Lewis, Richard A., Sobue, Gen, Lawo, John-Philip, Durn, Billie L., Cornblath, David R., De Bleecker, Jan L., Sommer, Claudia, Robberecht, Wim, Saarela, Mika, Kamienowski, Jerzy, Stelmasiak, Zbigniew, Tackenberg, Björn, Mielke, Orell, Sabet, A., George, K., Roberts, L., Carne, R., Blum, S., Henderson, R., Van Damme, P., Demeestere, J., Larue, S., D'Amour, C., Kunc, P., Valis, M., Sussova, J., Kalous, T., Talab, R., Bednar, M., Toomsoo, T., Rubanovits, I., Gross-Paju, K., Sorro, U., Saarela, M., Auranen, M., Pouget, J., Attarian, S., Masson, G. Le, Wielanek-Bachelet, A., Desnuelle, C., Delmont, E., Clavelou, P., Aufauvre, D., Schmidt, J., Zschuentzsch, J., Sommer, C., Kramer, D., Hoffmann, O., Goerlitz, C., Haas, J., Chatzopoulos, M., Yoon, R., Gold, R., Berlit, P., Jaspert-Grehl, A., Liebetanz, D., Kutschenko, A., Stangel, M., Trebst, C., Baum, P., Bergh, F., Klehmet, J., Meisel, A., Klostermann, F., Oechtering, J., Lehmann, H., Schroeter, M., Hagenacker, T., Mueller, D., Sperfeld, A., Bethke, F., Drory, V., Algom, A., Yarnitsky, D., Murinson, B., Di Muzio, A., Ciccocioppo, F., Sorbi, S., Mata, S., Schenone, A., Grandis, M., Lauria, G., Cazzato, D., Antonini, G., Morino, S., Cocito, D., Zibetti, M., Yokota, T., Ohkubo, T., Kanda, T., Kawai, M., Kaida, K., Onoue, H., Kuwabara, S., Mori, M., Iijima, M., Ohyama, K., Baba, M., Tomiyama, M., Nishiyama, K., Akutsu, T., Yokoyama, K., Kanai, K., van Schaik, I. N., Eftimov, F., Notermans, N. C., Visser, N., Faber, C., Hoeijmakers, J., Rejdak, K., Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, U., Casanovas Pons, C., Antonia, M., Gamez, J., Salvado, M., Infante, C. Marquez, Benitez, S., Lunn, M., Morrow, J., Gosal, D., Lavin, T., Melamed, I., Testori, A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Menichella, D., Simpson, E., Lai, E. Chi-Ho, Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J., Beydoun, S., Johl, H., Lange, D., Shtilbans, A., Muley, S., Ladha, S., Freimer, M., Kissel, J., Latov, N., Chin, R., Ubogu, E., Mumfrey, S., Rao, T., MacDonald, P., Sharma, K., Gonzalez, G., Allen, J., Walk, D., Hobson-Webb, L., Gable, K., De Bleecker, J. L., Robberecht, W., Saarela, M., Franques, J., Léger, J. M., Morales, R. Juntas, Sommer, C., Nguento, A., Schmidt, J., Schrey, Ch., Kamienowski, J., Stelmasiak, Z. and Zwolińska, G. (2019) Efficacy and safety of IVIG in CIDP: Combined data of the PRIMA and PATH studies. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 24 1: 48-55. doi:10.1111/jns.12302

  • Mielke, Orell, Bril, Vera, Cornblath, David R., Lawo, John-Philip, van Geloven, Nan, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Lewis, Richard A., Merkies, Ingemar S.J., Sobue, Gen, Durn, Billie, Shebl, Amgad, van Schaik, Ivo N., Sabet, A., George, K., Roberts, L., Carne, R., Blum, S., Henderson, R., Van Damme, P., Demeestere, J., Larue, S., D'Amour, C., Kunc, P., Valis, M., Sussova, J., Kalous, T., Talab, R., Bednar, M., Toomsoo, T., Rubanovits, I., Gross-Paju, K., Sorro, U., Saarela, M., Auranen, M., Pouget, J., Attarian, S., Le Masson, G., Wielanek-Bachelet, A., Desnuelle, C., Delmont, E., Clavelou, P., Aufauvre, D., Schmidt, J., Zschuentzsch, J., Sommer, C., Kramer, D., Hoffmann, O., Goerlitz, C., Haas, J., Chatzopoulos, M., Yoon, R., Gold, R., Berlit, P., Jaspert-Grehl, A., Liebetanz, D., Kutschenko, A., Stangel, M., Trebst, C., Baum, P., Bergh, F., Klehmet, J., Meisel, A., Klostermann, F., Oechtering, J., Lehmann, H., Schroeter, M., Hagenacker, T., Mueller, D., Sperfeld, A., Bethke, F., Drory, V., Algom, A., Yarnitsky, D., Murinson, B., Di Muzio, A., Ciccocioppo, F., Sorbi, S., Mata, S., Schenone, A., Grandis, M., Lauria, G., Cazzato, D., Antonini, G., Morino, S., Cocito, D., Zibetti, M., Yokota, T., Ohkubo, T., Kanda, T., Kawai, M., Kaida, K., Onoue, H., Kuwabara, S., Mori, M., Iijima, M., Ohyama, K., Baba, M., Tomiyama, M., Nishiyama, K., Akutsu, T., Yokoyama, K., Kanai, K., van Schaik, I. N., Eftimov, F., Notermans, N. C., Visser, N., Faber, C., Hoeijmakers, J., Rejdak, K., Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, U., Casanovas Pons, C., Antonia, M., Gamez, J., Salvado, M., Infante, C. Marquez, Benitez, S., Lunn, M., Morrow, J., Gosal, D., Lavin, T., Melamed, I., Testori, A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Menichella, D., Simpson, E., Lai, E. Chi-Ho, Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J., Beydoun, S., Johl, H., Lange, D., Shtilbans, A., Muley, S., Ladha, S., Freimer, M., Kissel, J., Latov, N., Chin, R., Ubogu, E., Mumfrey, S., Rao, T., MacDonald, P., Sharma, K., Gonzalez, G., Allen, J., Walk, D., Hobson-Webb, L. and Gable, K. (2019) Restabilization treatment after intravenous immunoglobulin withdrawal in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: Results from the pre-randomization phase of the Polyneuropathy And Treatment with Hizentra study. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 24 1: 72-79. doi:10.1111/jns.12303

  • Chan, Fiona, Swayne, Andrew, Gillis, David, Walsh, Michael, Henderson, Robert D, McCombe, Pamela A, Wong, Richard C and Blum, Stefan (2018) Long-term follow-up of patients with myasthenia gravis treated with low-dose rituximab. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 1-2. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2018-319410

  • Pender, Michael P., Csurhes, Peter A., Smith, Corey, Douglas, Nanette L., Neller, Michelle A., Matthews, Katherine K., Beagley, Leone, Rehan, Sweera, Crooks, Pauline, Hopkins, Tracey J., Blum, Stefan, Green, Kerryn A., Ioannides, Zara A., Swayne, Andrew, Aftab, Blake T., Hooper, Kaye D., Burrows, Scott R., Thompson, Kate M., Coulthard, Alan and Khanna, Rajiv (2018) Epstein-Barr virus–specific T cell therapy for progressive multiple sclerosis. JCI Insight, 3 22: . doi:10.1172/jci.insight.124714

  • Devlin, Michael, Swayne, Andrew, Newman, Martin, O'Gorman, Cullen, Brown, Helen, Ong, Benjamin, Robertson, Thomas, Airey, Caroline and Blum, Stefan (2018) A case of immune-mediated encephalitis related to daclizumab therapy. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, . doi:10.1177/1352458518792403

  • Blum, Stefan, Ji, Ying, Pennisi, David, Li, Zhixiu, Leo, Paul, McCombe, Pamela and Brown, Matthew A. (2018) Genome-wide association study in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 323 109-114. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2018.07.016

  • Scott, James G., Gillis, David, Swayne, Andrew and Blum, Stefan (2018) Testing for antibodies to N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor and other neuronal cell surface antigens in patients with early psychosis. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 8: 4867418782421-729. doi:10.1177/0004867418782421

  • Swayne, Andrew, Tjoa, Linda, Broadley, Simon, Dionisio, Sasha, Gillis, David, Jacobson, Leslie, Woodhall, Mark R, McNabb, Andrew, Schweitzer, Daniel, Tsang, Ben, Vincent, Angela, Irani, Sarosh R, Wong, Richard, Waters, Patrick and Blum, Stefan (2018) Anti-glycine receptor antibody related disease: a case series and literature review. European Journal of Neurology, 25 10: 1290-1298. doi:10.1111/ene.13721

  • van Schaik, Ivo N, Mielke, Orell, Sabet, Arman, George, Koshy, Roberts, Leslie, Carne, Ross, Blum, Stefan, Henderson, Robert, Van Damme, Philip, Demeestere, Jelle, Larue, Sandrine, Pinard D'Amour, Catherine-Andree, Bril, Vera, Breiner, Ari, Kunc, Pavel, Valis, Martin, Sussova, Jana, Kalous, Tomas, Talab, Radomir, Bednar, Michal, Toomsoo, Toomas, Rubanovits, Inna, Gross-Paju, Katrin, Sorro, Ulvi, Saarela, Mika, Auranen, Mari, Pouget, Jean, Attarian, Shahram, Le Masson, Gwendal, Wielanek-Bachelet, Anne-Cécile, Desnuelle, Claude, Delmont, Emilien, Clavelou, Pierre, Aufauvre, Dominique, Schmidt, Jens, Zschuentssch, Jana, Sommer, Claudia, Kramer, Daniela, Hoffmann, Olaf, Goerlitz, Carsten, Haas, Judith, Chatzopoulos, Marko, Yoon, Min-Suk, Gold, Ralf, Berlit, Peter, Jaspert-Grehl, Andrea, Liebetanz, David, Kutschenko, Anna, Stangel, Martin, Trebst, Corinna, Baum, Petra, Then Bergh, Florian, Klehmet, Juliane, Meisel, Andreas, Klostermann, Fabian, Oechtering, Johanna, Lehmann, Helmar, Schroeter, Michael, Hagenacker, Tim, Mueller, Daniel, Sperfeld, Anne-Dorte, Bethke, Florian, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Drory, Vivian, Algom, Avi, Yarnitsky, David, Murinson, Beth Brianna, Di Muzio, Antonio, Ciccocioppo, Fausta, Sorbi, Sandro, Mata, Sabrina, Schenone, Angelo, Grandis, Marina, Lauria, Giuseppe, Cazzato, Daniele, Antonini, Giovanni, Morino, Stefania, Cocito, Dario, Zibetti, Maurizio, Yokota, Takanori, Ohkubo, Takuya, Kanda, Takashi, Kawai, Motoharu, Kaida, Kenichi, Onoue, Hiroyuki, Kuwabara, Satoshi, Mori, Masahiro, Iijima, Masahiro, Ohyama, Ken, Sobue, Gen, Baba, Masayuki, Tomiyama, Masahiko, Nishiyama, Kazutoshi, Akutsu, Tsugio, Yokoyama, Kazumasa, Kanai, Kazuaki, van Schaik, Ivo N., Eftimov, Filip, Notermans, Nicolette. C., Visser, Nora. A., Faber, Catharina, Hoeijmakers, Janneke. G.J., Merkies, Ingemar S.J., van Geloven, Nan, Rejdak, Konrad, Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, Urszula, Casanovas Pons, Carlos, Alberti Aguiló, María Antonia, Gamez, Josep, Figueras, María, Marquez Infante, Celedonio, Benitez Rivero, Sonia, Lunn, Michael, Morrow, Jasper, Gosal, David, Lavin, Timothy Myles, Melamed, Isaac, Testori, Alessandro, Ajroud-Driss, Senda, Menichella, Daniela, Simpson, Ericka, Chi-Ho Lai, Eugene, Dimachkie, Mazen, Barohn, Richard J., Beydoun, Said, Johl, Harpreet, Lange, Dale, Shtilbans, Alexander, Muley, Suraj, Ladha, Shafeeq, Freimer, Miriam, Kissel, John, Latov, Norman, Chin, Russell, Ubogu, Eroboghene, Mumfrey, Sandi, Rao, T. Hermanth P., MacDonald, Paul, Sharma, Khema, Gonzalez, Ginna, Allen, Jeffrey, Walk, David, Hobson-Webb, Lisa, Gable, Karissa, Lewis, Richard A., Cornblath, David R., Lawo, John-Phillip, Praus, Michaela, Durn, Billie L. and Mielke, Orell (2018) Intravenous versus subcutaneous immunoglobulin – Authors' reply. The Lancet Neurology, 17 5: 393-394. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30109-1

  • Scott, James, G., Gillis, David, Ryan, Alex, E., Hargovan, Hethal, Gundarpi, Nagaraj, McKeon, Gemma, Hatherill, Sean, Newman, Martin P., Parry, Peter, Prain, Kerri, Patterson, Sue, Wong, Richard, C. W., Wilson, Robert, J. and Blum, Stefan (2018) The prevalence and treatment outcomes of antineuronal antibody-positive patients admitted with first episode of psychosis. BJ Psych Open, 4 2: 69-74. doi:10.1192/bjo.2018.8

  • van Schaik, Ivo N, Bril, Vera, van Geloven, Nan, Hartung, Hans-Peter, Lewis, Richard A, Sobue, Gen, Lawo, John-Philip, Praus, Michaela, Mielke, Orell, Durn, Billie L, Cornblath, David R, Merkies, Ingemar S J, Sabet, A., George, K., Roberts, L., Carne, R., Blum, S., Henderson, R., Van Damme, P., Demeestere, J., Larue, S., D'Amour, C., Bril, V., Breiner, A., Kunc, P., Valis, M., Sussova, J., Kalous, T., Talab, R., Bednar, M., Toomsoo, T., Rubanovits, I., Gross-Paju, K., Sorro, U., Saarela, M., Auranen, M., Pouget, J., Attarian, S., Le Masson, G., Wielanek-Bachelet, A., Desnuelle, C., Delmont, E., Clavelou, P., Aufauvre, D., Schmidt, J., Zschuentssch, J., Sommer, C., Kramer, D., Hoffmann, O., Goerlitz, C., Haas, J., Chatzopoulos, M., Yoon, R., Gold, R., Berlit, P., Jaspert-Grehl, A., Liebetanz, D., Kutschenko, A., Stangel, M., Trebst, C., Baum, P., Bergh, F., Klehmet, J., Meisel, A., Klostermann, F., Oechtering, J., Lehmann, H., Schroeter, M., Hagenacker, T., Mueller, D., Sperfeld, A., Bethke, F., Drory, V., Algom, A., Yarnitsky, D., Murinson, B., Di Muzio, A., Ciccocioppo, F., Sorbi, S., Mata, S., Schenone, A., Grandis, M., Lauria, G., Cazzato, D., Antonini, G., Morino, S., Cocito, D., Zibetti, M., Yokota, T., Ohkubo, T., Kanda, T., Kawai, M., Kaida, K., Onoue, H., Kuwabara, S., Mori, M., Iijima, M., Ohyama, K., Baba, M., Tomiyama, M., Nishiyama, K., Akutsu, T., Yokoyama, K., Kanai, K., van Schaik, I. N., Eftimov, F., Notermans, N. C., Visser, N., Faber, C., Hoeijmakers, J., Rejdak, K., Chyrchel-Paszkiewicz, U., Casanovas Pons, C., Alberti Aguiló, M., Gamez, J., Figueras, M., Marquez Infante, C., Benitez Rivero, S., Lunn, M., Morrow, J., Gosal, D., Lavin, T., Melamed, I., Testori, A., Ajroud-Driss, S., Menichella, D., Simpson, E., Chi-Ho Lai, E., Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J., Beydoun, S., Johl, H., Lange, D., Shtilbans, A., Muley, S., Ladha, S., Freimer, M., Kissel, J., Latov, N., Chin, R., Ubogu, E., Mumfrey, S., Rao, T., MacDonald, P., Sharma, K., Gonzalez, G., Allen, J., Walk, D., Hobson-Webb, L. and Gable, K. (2018) Subcutaneous immunoglobulin for maintenance treatment in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (PATH): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. The Lancet Neurology, 17 1: 35-46. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30378-2

  • Boyle, S., Olive, G., Townell, N., Henderson, A., Bowler, S. and Blum, S. (2017) Legionella longbeachae pneumonia as a complication of alemtuzumab therapy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 46 67-69. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2017.08.051

  • Gillinder, Lisa, Tjoa, Linda, Mantzioris, Basil, Blum, Stefan and Dionisio, Sasha (2017) Refractory chronic epilepsy associated with neuronal auto-antibodies: could perisylvian semiology be a clue?. Epileptic Disorders, 19 4: 439-449. doi:10.1684/epd.2017.0946

  • Bukhari, Wajih, Prain, Kerri M., Waters, Patrick, Woodhall, Mark, O'Gorman, Cullen M., Clarke, Laura, Silvestrini, Roger A., Bundell, Christine S., Abernethy, David, Bhuta, Sandeep, Blum, Stefan, Boggild, Mike, Boundy, Karyn, Brew, Bruce J., Brown, Matthew, Brownlee, Wallace J., Butzkueven, Helmut, Carroll, William M., Chen, Celia, Coulthard, Alan, Dale, Russell C., Das, Chandi, Dear, Keith, Fabis-Pedrini, Marzena J., Fulcher, David, Gillis, David, Hawke, Simon, Heard, Robert, Henderson, Andrew P. D., Heshmat, Saman, Hodgkinson, Suzanne, Jimenez-Sanchez, Sofia, Killpatrick, Trevor, King, John, Kneebone, Christopher, Kornberg, Andrew J., Lechner-Scott, Jeannette, Lin, Ming-Wei, Lynch, Christpher, Macdonell, Richard, Mason, Deborah F., McCombe, Pamela A., Pender, Michael P., Pereira, Jennifer A., Pollard, John D., Reddel, Stephen W., Shaw, Cameron, Spies, Judith, Stankovich, James, Sutton, Ian, Vucic, Steve, Walsh, Michael, Wong, Richard C., Yiu, Eppie M., Barnett, Michael H., Kermode, Allan G., Marriott, Mark P., Parratt, John D. E., Slee, Mark, Taylor, Bruce V., Willoughby, Ernest, Wilson, Robert J., Vincent, Angela and Broadley, Simon A. (2017) Incidence and prevalence of NMOSD in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 88 8: 632-638. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2016-314839

  • McKeon, Gemma L., Robinson, Gail A., Ryan, Alexander E., Blum, Stefan, Gillis, David, Finke, Carsten and Scott, James G. (2017) Cognitive outcomes following anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40 3: 1-19. doi:10.1080/13803395.2017.1329408

  • Singh, Gaurav, Swayne, Andrew, Blum, Stefan, Lehn, Alex, Brown, Helen and O’Gorman, Cullen (2017) A rare case of csf xanthochromia due to severe disc protrusion resulting in froin’s syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 88 5: e1.75-e1. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2017-316074.74

  • Swayne, Andrew, Brown, Helen, Singh, Gaurav and Blum, Stefan (2017) Anti-nmda receptor encephalitis complicating hsv encephalitis with demonstrated seroconversion. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 88 5: e1.84-e1. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2017-316074.82

  • Swayne, Andrew, Tjoa, Linda, Wong, Richard, Gillis, David, Schweitzer, Daniel, Tsang, Benjamin, McNabb, Andrew, Broadley, Simon and Blum, Stefan (2017) The many faces of anti-glycine receptor related disease: a case series and literature review. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 88 5: e1.10-e1. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2017-316074.15

  • Warren, Nicola, Theodoros, Theo and Blum, Stefan (2017) Atypical N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis and a hippocampal tumour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51 4: 414-415. doi:10.1177/0004867416670017

  • McKeon, Gemma L., Scott, James G., Spooner, Donna M., Ryan, Alexander E., Blum, Stefan, Gillis, David, Langguth, Daman and Robinson, Gail A. (2016) Cognitive and social functioning deficits after anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: an exploratory case series. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22 8: 828-838. doi:10.1017/S1355617716000679

  • Campbell, Thomas Gordon, Lehn, Alexander, Blum, Stefan, Airey, Caroline and Brown, Helen (2016) iPad colour vision apps for dyschromatopsia screening. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 29 92-94. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2015.10.042

  • McCombe, Pamela, Raj, Meenakshi, Henderson, Robert and Blum, Stefan (2016) A case series of patients with autoimmune myasthenia gravis in association with invasive thymoma. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, 17 3: 129-134. doi:10.1097/CND.0000000000000101

  • Newman, M. P., Blum, S., Wong, R.C.W., Scott, J.G., Prain, K., Wilson, R.J. and Gillis, D. (2016) Autoimmune encephalitis. Internal Medicine Journal, 46 2: 148-157. doi:10.1111/imj.12974

  • Blum, Stefan, Csurhes, Peter and McCombe, Pamela (2015) The frequencies of Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors and their HLA ligands in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy are similar to those in Guillian Barre syndrome but differ from those of controls, suggesting a role for NK cells in. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 285 53-56. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2015.05.017

  • Blum, Stefan, Lee, David, Gillis, David, McEniery, David F., Reddel, Stephen and McCombe, Pamela (2015) Clinical features and impact of myasthenia gravis disease in Australian patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 22 7: 1164-1169. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2015.01.022

  • Lehn, Alexander C., Dionisio, Sasha, Airey, Caroline A., Brown, Helen, Blum, Stefan and Henderson, Robert (2014) The tibialis anterior response revisited. Journal of Neurology, 261 7: 1340-1343. doi:10.1007/s00415-014-7329-4

  • Blum, Stefan and McCombe, Pamela A. (2014) Genetics of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP): current knowledge and future directions. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 19 2: 88-103. doi:10.1111/jns5.12074

  • Blum, Stefan, Wilson, Bob, Prain, Kerri, Wong, Richard, Gills, David, Sato, Douglas K, Takahashi, Toshiyuki and Fujihara, Kazuo (2014) Aquaporin-4 antibody-positive cases beyond current diagnostic criteria for NMO spectrum disorders. Neurology, 82 4: . doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000000005

  • Blum, Stefan, Csurhes, Peter, Reddel, Stephen, Spies, Judy and McCombe, Pamela (2014) Killer immunoglobulin-like receptor and their HLA ligands in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 267 1-2: 92-96. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2013.12.007

  • Blum, Stefan, Reddel, Stephen, Spies, Judy and McCombe, Pamela (2013) Clinical features of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome at seven hospitals on the east coast of Australia. Journal of The Peripheral Nervous System, 18 4: 316-320. doi:10.1111/jns5.12045

  • Ioannides, Z. A., Airey, C., Fagermo, N., Blum, S., McCombe, P. A. and Henderson, R. J. (2013) Erratum: Susac syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy first manifesting in pregnancy (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2013) 53 (314-317)). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53 4: . doi:10.1111/ajo.12121

  • Dionisio, S., Brown, H., Boyle, R. and Blum, S. (2013) Managing the generalised tonic-clonic seizure and preventing progress to status epilepticus: a stepwise approach. Internal Medicine Journal, 43 7: 739-746. doi:10.1111/imj.12168

  • Dionisio, Sasha, Brown, Helen, Lander, Cecilie, Airey, Caroline, Lehn, Alexander, Nooruddin, Hozefa and Blum, Stefan (2013) Immunoglobulin-responsive refractory epilepsy-3 cases with a similar EEG pattern. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy, 22 5: 403-408. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2013.02.013

  • Ioannides, Zara A., Airey, Caroline, Fagermo, Narelle, Blum, Stefan, McCombe, Pamela A. and Henderson, Robert J. (2013) Susac syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy first manifesting in pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53 3: 314-317. doi:10.1111/ajo.12069

  • Newman, Jeremy R. B., Sutherland, Greg T., Boyle, Richard S., Limberg, Nicole, Blum, Stefan, O'Sullivan, John D., Silburn, Peter A. and Mellick, George D. (2012) Common polymorphisms in dystonia-linked genes and susceptibility to the sporadic primary dystonias. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 18 4: 351-357. doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.11.024

  • Hardy, Todd A., Blum, Stefan, McCombe, Pamela A. and Reddel, Stephen W. (2011) Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Modern theories of etiology. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 11 3: 197-204. doi:10.1007/s11882-011-0190-y

  • Blum, Stefan, Gillis, David, Brown, Helen, Boyle, Richard, Henderson, Robert, Heyworth-Smith, David, Hogan, Patrick, Kubler, Paul, Lander, Cecilie, Limberg, Nicole, Pillans, Peter, Prain, Kerri, Staples, Christopher, Walsh, Michael, McCombe, Pamela and Wong, Richard (2011) Use and monitoring of low dose rituximab in myasthenia gravis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82 6: 659-663. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2010.220475

  • Blum, S., Robertson, T., Klingberg, S., Henderson, R.D. and McCombe, P. (2011) Atypical clinical presentations of the A3243G mutation, usually associated with MELAS. Internal Medicine Journal, 41 2: 200-202. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02379.x

  • Blum, Stefan , Hug, Friederike , Hansch, Gertrud M. and Wagner, Christof (2005) Fibronectin on activated T lymphocytes is bound to gangliosides and is present in detergent insoluble microdomains. Immunology and Cell Biology, 83 2: 167-174. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1711.2005.01318.x

  • Wagner, C., Burger, A., Radsak, M., Blum, S., Hug, F. and Hansch, G. M. (2000) Fibronectin synthesis by activated T lymphocytes: up-regulation of a surface-associated isoform with signalling function. Immunology, 99 4: 532-539. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2567.2000.00995.x

Conference Publication

  • Devlin, M., Swayne, A., O'Gorman, C., Newman, M., Brown, H., Robertson, T., Airey, C. and Blum, S. (2018). A case of immune-mediated encephalitis related to daclizumab therapy. In: 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), Berlin, Germany, (945-945). 10-12 October 2018.

  • Scott, James, Gillis, David, Ryan, Alex, Hargovan, Hethal and Blum, Stefan (2018). Prevalence of anti-neuronal antibodies in patients admitted with first episode of psychosis and their clinical outcomes. In: 6th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Florence, Italy, (61-61). Apr 04 - 08, 2018. doi:10.1093/schbul/sby014.157

  • Scott, James, Gillis, David, Ryan, Alex, Hargovan, Hethal and Blum, Stefan (2018). Prevalence of anti-neuronal antibodies in patients admitted with first episode of psychosis and their clinical outcomes. In: 6th Biennial Conference of the Schizophrenia-International-Research-Society (SIRS), Florence, Italy, (S61-S61). 04-08 April 2018. doi:10.1093/schbul/sby014

  • Warren, N., Swayne, A. and Blum, S. (2018). Psychiatric presentations of autoimmune encephalitis. In: RANZCP 2018: Book of Abstracts. RANZCP 2018 Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, (121-122). 13 – 17 May 2018.

  • Pender, M. P., Csurhes, P. A., Smith, C., Douglas, N. L., Neller, M. A., Beagley, L., Rehan, S., Hopkins, T. J., Thompson, K. M., Blum, S., Green, K. A., Ioannides, Z. A., Coulthard, A., Hooper, K. D., Burrows, S. R. and Khanna, R. (2017). Safety and clinical improvement in a phase I trial of autologous Epstein-Barr virus-specific T-cell therapy in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis. In: 7th Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), Paris, France, (401-401). 25-28 October 2017.

  • Pender, Michael, Csurhes, Peter, Smith, Corey, Douglas, Nanette, Neller, Michelle, Beagley, Leone, Rehan, Sweera, Hopkins, Tracey, Thompson, Kate, Blum, Stefan, Green, Kerryn, Ioannides, Zara, Coulthard, Alan, Hooper, Kaye, Burrows, Scott and Khanna, Rajiv (2017). Symptomatic and objective clinical improvement in progressive multiple sclerosis patients treated with autologous Epstein-Barr virus-specific T cell therapy: interim results of a phase I trial. In: 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Boston, Massachusetts, (E103-E103). 22-28 April 2017.

  • Scott, J. G., Gillis, D., Hargovan, H., Gundarpi, N., Ryan, A., Prain, K., Newman, M., Wong R, R., Parry, P. and Blum, S. (2016). The Prevalence of Autoimmune Encephalitis in Patients Presenting with First-Episode Psychosis. In: RANZCP Abstract book 2016. RANZCP 2016 Congress, Hong Kong, (128-128). 8-12 May 2016.

  • Sheikh, Nabeel, McCombe, Pamela and Blum, Stefan (2014). Cardiac effects of high-dose fingolimod ingestion. In: ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts 2014. ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (2058-2058). May 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2014.06.094

  • Blum, Stefan, Prain, Kerri, Swayne, Andrew, Chong, Victor, Wong, Richard, Gillis, David and Wilson, Bob (2014). Characteristics of aquaporin 4 antibodies associated with lesions of the area postrema. In: ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts 2014 . ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (2036-2036). May 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2014.06.023

  • Blum, Stefan, Csurhes, Peter, Reddel, Stephen, Spies, Judy and McCombe, Pamela (2014). Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors and their HLA ligands in Guillain-Barré syndrome. In: ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts 2014. ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (2038-2039). May 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2014.06.032

  • Sheikh, N., Wong, A., O'Sullivan, J., Blum, S., Airey, C., Dionisio, S., Mitchell, K., Coulthard, A., Cloustan, J., Groundwater, A., Rajah, T., Jhamb, A. and Henderson, R. (2012). CT perfusion and bilateral paramedian thalamic stroke due to Artery of Percheron occlusion. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of STROKE 2012 CONFERENCE - A combined event of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference. Annual Scientific Meeting and the 8th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, (56-57). 29-31 August 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1747-4930.2012.00907.x

  • Blum, Stefan, Wong, Richard, Gillis, David, Wilson, Bob, Prain, Kerryn and McCombe, Pamela (2010). Clinical characteristics of Aquaporin 4 auto-antibody positive patients – A case series. In: ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts 2014. ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, (1629-1630). May 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2010.07.067

  • Blum, Stefan, Robertson, Thomas, Klingberg, Sandra, Henderson, Robert and McCombe, Pamela (2010). Unusual clinical presentations associated with the A3243G mutation. In: ANZAN Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, -, (1629-1629). 2010. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2010.07.066

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision