Nancy J Newman, MD

Emory Clinic

Director, Section of Neuro-ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center

Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology with tenure, Emory University School of Medicine

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Neurology (Board certified since 1989)
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Clinic 'B'
1365 Clifton Road, NE Ste 3600
Atlanta, GA 30322
404 778-2020
Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory University Hospital
About Dr. Newman

Nancy J. Newman, MD, was appointed LeoDelle Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology by Emory University School of Medicine in February 2002. She also holds the positions of professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and instructor in Neurological Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a faculty lecturer in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, director, Section of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center.

Dr. Newman has more than 350 publications: scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook in neuro-ophthalmology, Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 5th and 6th editions. She is co-author, with Valérie Biousse, of the textbook, Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme), published in 2009. She serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of the Neurological Sciences and the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Dr. Newman has lectured widely throughout the world and is known for her innovative teaching style. She sees both adults and children with neuro-ophthalmologic problems, such as optic nerve disorders, visual field defects and disorders of ocular motility.

Her main research interests include disorders of the optic nerve and mitochondrial diseases.

Dr. Newman is consistently named in Atlanta magazine's “Top Doctors”, and was listed in the “Top Doctors” category within U.S. News & World Report rankings in 2012, where she ranks in the top 1% of doctors so listed.

Dr. Newman served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University for 14 years and is currently a trustee emerita.  She currently serves as vice president of the Princeton University Alumni Association and vice chair of its Alumni Council (2011–13). From 2013–15, she will serve as president of the Princeton Alumni Association and chair of the Alumni Council. She is president-elect of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and will serve as its president from 2014-2016 and its chair of the board from 2016-2018. 

Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1989
Organizational Memberships:
July 1, 2014, President, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Southeast Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Honorary Member, Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia
Honorary Guest, British Isles Neuro-Ophthalmology Club
American Neurological Association
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
1978, Summa Cum Laude
Princeton University

1978, M. 97=1978, Phi Beta Kappa
Princeton University

1978, Marshall Scholarship Winner

1992, Teacher of the Year
Emory Medical School First Year Class

1992, Clinical Teaching Award
Ophthalmology Residents, Emory University

1996, Honor Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology

1998, Elected to Fellow status
American Academy of Neurology

1999, Excellence in Lecturing Award
Emory Medical School Second Year Class

Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award
1999, Research to Prevent Blindness

2003, Chair, XXXIII Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium

Distinguished Neurology Teacher of the Year
2003, American Neurological Association

2004, Elected as Faculty Member
Alpha Omega Alpha

Dean’s Teaching Award
2004, Emory University School of Medicine

Senior Achievement Award
2007, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2013, specialty: neuro-ophthalmology and neurology

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society’s William F. Hoyt Lecturer Award
117th Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in November, 2013
Medical School
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA