Young Neuro-Ophthalmologist Committee (YONO)

Welcome to the YONO Portal


The NANOS Young Neuro-ophthalmologist Committee (we call ourselves YONOs for short!), wants to welcome you to our portal and let you in on all that the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS), the premier professional, educational and research organization for neuro-ophthalmology, has to offer for those interested in pursuing a career in our sub-specialty.

YONO was established in 2012 in an effort to meet the needs of trainees and neuro-ophthalmologists in their first five years in practice.  Take a look around our portal-- it has been specifically designed to help you navigate your way into a career in neuro-ophthalmology.  Below are audio links from YONOs, providing you some their advice and tips along the way.

If you are not already a member, we encourage you to consider becoming a member of NANOS, at exclusive discounted rates for trainees.  View the ‘Join NANOS’ page which highlights the benefits and details for applying for NANOS membership!

During the NANOS Annual Meeting, along with outstanding educational and scientific content, we have created programming that is tailored to the needs of trainees and YONOs including:

  • YONO and Student/Resident/Fellow Welcome Reception & Program
  • YONO Career Pathway Forum where you can get your neuro-ophthalmology career questions answered
  • Opportunities for networking and job contacts

Please do not hesitate to contact the NANOS Executive Office at with any questions about YONO and NANOS.


We would like to invite you to join the newly created NANOS trainee listserv, TRAINEEnet. If you would like to join this listserv, please contact the NANOS Executive Office at

WHO SHOULD JOIN? This listserv is targeted towards medical students, residents and fellows who have an interest in neuro-ophthalmology.

WHY JOIN? It is a low-pressure way to find out more about our amazing field, ask questions about applying for fellowship, becoming a neuro-ophthalmologist, different work environments, etc. We can try to help find research or mentorship opportunities as well. We will occasionally send out content about the field, but also want you to feel free to post questions to the group.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Courtney Francis at

Job Tool Kits

Heather Moss, MD, PhD & Stacy Pineles, MD: Finding a Job
John Pula, MD: Work-Life Balance
Melissa Ko, MD: Women in Neuro-Ophthalmology/Work-Life Balance
Barbara Yates, MD: Negotiating First Contract (Private Practice) 
Courtney Francis, MD: Negotiating First Contract (Academic Setting)
Seema Sundaram, MD, FRCS: Starting Out in Private Practice

Info for new Neuro-Ophthalmologists

Kevin Lai, MD: Building your reference Library
Mark Robinson, MD: Neuro Bonus Percentage Discussion

Career Path Options Tool Kits 

Sashank Prasad, MD: Adult Neurology/Neuro-Ophtho/Educator/Academic  
Stacy Pineles, MD: Pediatric Ophtho/Pediatric Neuro-Ophtho/Academic
Elizabeth Palkovacs, MD, FRCSC: Oculoplastics/Neuro-Ophtho/Private Practice  
Beau Bruce, MD: Neurology/Neuro-Ophtho/Clinical Research
Consortium for Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmologists (CPNO): Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Social media corner

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Click on the videos below and see why you should become a Neuro-Ophthalmologist:

Madhu Agarwal, MD Valerie Biousse, MD Swaraj Bose, MD Beau Bruce, MD Tom Carlow, MD
Jim Corbett, MD Kathleen Digre, MD Deb Friedman, MD, MPH Larry Frohman, MD Randy Kardon, MD, PhD
Shalom Kelman, MD Howard Krauss, MD Grant Liu, MD Tim McCulley, MD Nancy Newman, MD
Vivek Patel, MD Barry Skarf, MD, PhD Richard Sogg, MD Judith Warner, MD Jackie Winterkorn, MD, PhD
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