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Dr. Nancy J. Newman

Dr. Nancy J. Newman, MD


Dr. Nancy J. Newman is the LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology and Instructor in Neurological Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology. She attended Princeton University, the University of London on a Marshall Scholarship, and Harvard Medical School. She trained in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she was Chief Resident in Neurology, and in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She was President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society from 2014 to 2016 and Chair of the Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018. She served on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Seminars in Neurology, Journal of the Neurological Sciences and the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. She has over 450 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 5th and 6th Editions. She has lectured widely throughout the world and is known for her innovative teaching style. Her main research interests include disorders of the optic nerve and mitochondrial diseases. She is a Trustee Emerita of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and recently served as President of the Princeton University Alumni Association.


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Psychiatry/Neurology


  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors & Awards

Multiple named professorships/lectures. 1999

Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award 2003

American Neurological Association Distinguished Neurology Teacher of the Year 2004

Emory University School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award 2007

American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award 2013

William F. Hoyt Lecturer, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society/American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017

2017 H. Houston Merritt Lecturer, American Academy of Neurology 2017

2017 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award, Emory University School of Medicine 2002-present

Listed in “Top Doctors in Atlanta” 2010-present

Listed in “Top Doctors” (top 1%) in U.S. News & World Report


Over 450 publications since 1986: search Newman NJ