NANOS Heroes - Dr. Peter Quiros

VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES

Meet our January 2020 hero, Dr. Peter Quiros! 

DR. PETER QUIROS, NANOS AMBASSADOR, WALSH COMMITTEE CHAIR AND NANOS SECRETARY

Peter Quiros, MD, Chair, Walsh Committee and NANOS Secretary

Ophthalmology or Neurology? Ophthalmology

What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship?
Always review the MRI images. Countless “normal" MRIs are not.

What are the top 3 things you’ve learned over the last 5 years?
1. Listen to the patient. Their answers to your questions nearly always reveal the diagnosis.
2. Avoid making therapeutic decisions based on one errant lab value or visual field, repeat the test.
3. Foster the relationships with your colleagues and trainees. It not only helps you avoid cognitive bias and see other points of view; but also makes you a better physician and mentor.

Tell us about your involvement with NANOS! 
I wanted to be involved with NANOS from day 1. To a new Neuro-ophthalmologist what could be more exciting than an entire organization dedicated to Neuro-ophthalmology filled with brilliant, energetic people. My involvement with NANOS has been some of the most rewarding work of my entire career. I would not feel as fulfilled without it.

What would you say to members who want to be more involved in NANOS?
Speak up, tell a board member or officer you want to be involved and we will make it happen. One of my mentors always said, “the world is run by those that show up.” Just do it. 

What do you know at this stage in your career that you wish you knew when you first joined NANOS? NANOS is for everyone. Its easy to feel intimidated early on because there are so many intelligent and well-known professionals. But guess what, you are one of them as well. We are all here because of our love of Neuro-ophthalmology. NANOS is Neuro-ophthalmology.

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