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.

Click here for more information on Dr. Dreizin's funeral service.


With the passing of our dear friend and long-standing member, contributor and supporter of NANOS, Dr. Ivy Dreizin, the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology will be featuring an obituary as part of NANOS News. This will be printed in the September issue and available online prior to that time. We would also like to include a series of short professional vignettes from the membership to celebrate her life and honor her memory. Some members have already been providing the following types of reflections on NANOSnet but we would appreciate if you take a moment and fill out this short form.  

Please kindly submit by April 15. 

Many thanks,
Laura Balcer, Meagan Seay and Kathleen Digre

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