Celebrating Dr. Ivy Dreizin’s Life


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend, colleague and NANOS member, Dr. Ivy Dreizin.

Dr. Dreizen consistently gave her time and efforts unselfishly to our organization. She was President of the Women in Neuro-Ophthalmology, and served on the CME committee, Ethics committee, Audit Committee and Scientific Planning Program Committee. She also served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Dreizen’s greatest contribution was to maintain the organization’s continuing medical education accreditation status. She attended multiple meetings held by the ACCME in Chicago to develop an awareness of CME guidelines and protocols. She was committed to supporting high quality education and healthcare practices for our members.

Dr. Dreizen attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a neurology residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. She did a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Michael Reese Medical Center with Dr. James Goodwin. Dr. Dreizin settled at the University of Wisconsin where she practiced neurology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Dreizen worked quietly behind the scenes and was noted by most to “go above and beyond”. She enjoyed traveling and had an intriguing interest for the arts.

Ivy will be remembered by her husband, Dr. Fred Edelman, her children, grandchildren and the entire NANOS family. If you wish to remember Ivy, Fred has requested that you do so by supporting the NANOS mission of teaching and education for it is what Ivy loved to do: teaching neuro-ophthalmology and being part of NANOS.

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