Thank you for donating to NANOS

NANOS does not have any formal restrictions on any awards/donations unless the donated amount is $10,000 or above. For additional information on restrictions, please contact



HOW? Donating to NANOS is not only rewarding but it is extremely EASY:

1.  DONATE ONLINE by clicking here (login or account set up is required) OR 

2.  MAIL/FAX DONATION by downloading the donation form here (Attn: Donations)


  • NANOS accepts gifts of stocks and bonds.
  • Consider including NANOS in your estate plan. If you have done it, let us know!

4. CREATE A FUNDRAISER on the NANOS Facebook page. Click here for detailed instructions.


WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE someone who has inspired you? Make a donation in their honor or memory.


NANOS would like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations:

2023 DONORS are listed below

Donors who have made their contributions in 2023 will be recognized at our 2024 Annual Meeting.

Glaser Society $5,000 - $9,999
  • Preston Calvert, MD (In honor of Neil R. Miller, MD; NOVEL), August 2023
Lowenfeld council $2,500 - $4,999

It could be you!

Wirtschafter Club  $1,000 - $2,499
  • Susan C. Benes, MD (Dr. Ivy Dreizin Leadership Development Grant), January 2023
  • Kathleen Digre, MD (NOVEL, In memoriam of H. Stanley Thompson, MD), February 2023
  • Larry Frohman, MD (General Fund, in honor of Mark Kupersmith, MD), January 2023
  • Steven Hamilton, MD (General Fund, in honor of Joseph Rizzo, MD), October 2023
  • Melissa Ko, MD (General Fund), August 2023
  • Howard Krauss, MD (General Fund, In memoriam of John S. Kennerdell, MD), March 2023
  • NEW! Leah Levi, MBBS (Dr. Ivy Dreizin Leadership Development Grant, In Memoriam of Dr. Ivy Dreizin), November 2023
  • Nancy Newman, MD and Valerie Biousse, MD (In memoriam of Simmons Lessell, MD, General Fund), October 2023
Averbuch-Heller Guild  $500 - $999
  • John Chen, MD, PhD (General Fund), August 2023
  • Nafiseh Hashemi, MD (General Fund, NOVEL, Carlow Young Investigator Award, Dr. Ivy Deizin Leadership Development Grant, and the James A. Sharpe Best Abstract by a Fellow Award), October 2023
  • Heather Moss, MD, PhD (General Fund, Dr. Ivy Dreizin Leadership Development Grant), October 2023
  • Peter Quiros, MD (General Fund), April 2023
  • NEW! Mark Moster, MD (General Fund), November 2023
Hedges Club  $250 - $499
  • Valerie Elmalem, MD (General Fund), October 2023
  • NEW! Julie Falardeau, MD (General Fund), November 2023
  • Zoe Williams, MD (General Fund), January 2023
Zaret Society  $100 - $249
  • David Bellows, MD (General Fund), August 2023
  • Edward A. Margolin, MD, FRCSC (General Fund), February 2023
  • Roger Turbin, MD (General, NOVEL & Carlow Young Investigator Fund), March 2023
  • NEW! Richard Selbst, MD (General Fund), November 2023
  • Hyunjin Shin, MD (General Fund), August 2023
  • Thomas Zweifel (General Fund), September 2023
Contributors  $1- $99
  • Julio A. Rodriguez-Padilla, MD (General Fund), January 2023
  • Agatha Gornisiewicz (General Fund), August 2023
2023 Annual Meeting Donors
  • Anthony Arnold
  • Harry Aung
  • Poonam Bansal
  • Rachel Calix
  • John Chen
  • Michael Dattilo
  • Tatiana Deveney
  • Oana Dumitrascu
  • Julie Falardeau
  • Janel Kuebker
  • Ed FitzGibbon
  • Deborah Friedman
  • Ben Frishberg
  • Aubrey Gilbert
  • Christopher Glisson
  • Todd Goodglick
  • Karl Golnik
  • Sharon Heyka
  • Arthur Jordan
  • Casey Judge
  • Andrew Lee
  • Collin McClelland
  • Patty McNussen
  • Leonard Messner
  • Neil Miller
  • Kannan Narayana
  • Anil Patel
  • Claudia Maria Prospero Ponce
  • Sonali Singh
  • Seema Sundaram
  • Floyd Warren
  • Mitchell J. Wolin
  • Barbara Yates



  • Every year NANOS offers a Pilot Research Grant program to stimulate investigator-initiated research in Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • NANOS advocates for you and the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology through our collaboration with AAO and AAN, as well as having our own voting delegate to the AMA
  • NANOS makes educational materials on NOVEL accessible for members
  • With the help of NANOS volunteers, NANOS puts on an exceptional program at our Annual Meeting and makes it affordable for students, residents, and fellows-in-training, which is fundamental for development of our field
  • NANOS funds the Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award to encourage basic or clinical research in Neuro-Ophthalmology among young researchers
  • The funds raised for the Dr. Ivy Dreizin Leadership Development Grant will support leadership development of those in early and mid-careers within NANOS. This grant recognizes the need to stimulate leadership development in diverse members of its community
  • NANOS supports the Best Abstract Awards that recognize the best poster or platform presentation by a resident, fellow-in-training, and student
  • and much more
    THANK YOU for making all this happen!

NANOS GIVES IN RETURN! Unless indicated as “anonymous,” all donations will be acknowledged as follows:

  • Posted on NANOS website
  • Posted in NANOS program and syllabus 
  • Onsite signage at Annual Meeting
  • Acknowledged during the Annual Meeting

If you value what NANOS represents and would like to support our initiatives and growth, please consider making a donation to NANOS today. 


  • Continue to flourish
  • Attract young neuro-ophthalmologists to our specialty
  • Foster research in neuro-ophthalmology 
  • Continue our high quality educational programs, and much more

NANOS would like to recognize our 2022 donors.
NANOS would like to recognize our 2021 donors.
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NANOS would like to recognize our 2012 donors.
NANOS would like to recognize our 2011 donors.

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Attention future neuro-ophthalmologists! Applications for 2024-25 neuro-ophthalmology fellowship positions will be coordinated through the SF-Match Ophthalmology Fellowship match.

NANOS members have successfully presented a poster on Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowships and Careers at the AAN Faculty and Trainee Reception at the AAN 2018 Annual Meeting.

Are you in search of a Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship? Please visit our Fellowship page for openings.