Specialties

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neurology (Board certified since 1989)

At a Glance

  • 1989 Started practicing
  • 28 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

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 a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the American Neurological Association.

Dr. Newman was named Teacher of the Year by the Emory Medical School First Year Class in 1992, and again by the Eye Center residents in 1994. She was awarded the American Neurological Association’s (ANA) Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2003 and the Emory University School of Medicine’s Dean’s Teaching Award in 2004.  She was elected President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society on July 1, 2014. She was a recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award.  Among her many named lectureships are the prestigious William F. Hoyt Lecture for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2013) and the H. Houston Merritt Lecture for the American Academy of Neurology (2017).  She is consistently named in Atlanta magazine as a “Top Doctor" and in the “Top Doctors” in the neurology and neuro-ophthalmology categories in U.S. News & World Report, 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 also served as President of the Princeton Alumni Association and Chair of the Alumni Council.. 

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

INTERNSHIP

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

RESIDENCY

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

FELLOWSHIP

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Professional 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

Honors & Awards

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

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic 'B'

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Ste 3600
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-778-2020
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

INTERNSHIP

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

RESIDENCY

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

FELLOWSHIP

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Professional 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

Honors & Awards

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