News & Events

Welcome Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Tamara Kaplan!

June 5, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Michael Levy, MD, PhD, and Tamara B. Kaplan, MD, to its medical advisory board. Michael Levy, MD, PhD Michael Levy, MD, PhD, is a neurologist with 10 years of clinical and research expertise in rare neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Levy has recently been… Read More


2019 Grant Recipients

June 3, 2019 – We are proud to announce two new grants to support research for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: SPARK Grant Severe NMO/MOG/Idiopathic Optic Neuritis Treatment Analysis Kristin Galetta, MD | Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) Dr. Kristin Galetta, neurology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, aims to address how to best treat patients with… Read More


NMO Wellness Day

The Sumaira Foundation for NMO presents NMO Wellness Day sponsored by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and B.GOOD. Join us on June 22, 2019 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for a day of education and conversation surrounding wellness for the NMO community led by the interdisciplinary experts at Spaulding. This event is open to NMO/MOG/Transverse Myelitis/CRION patients, family members,… Read More



The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and the Connor B. Judge Foundation (CBJF) announced their partnership on May 10, 2019 in their mutual quest to raise awareness for neuromyelitis optica (NMO). TSF focuses on generating global awareness for NMO, raising funds to enhance NMO research, and has been successful in supporting patients and their caregivers…. Read More



On March 23, 2019, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO hosted its 4th annual NMO Awareness Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston Thank you to our 250 guests & the entire community who transformed our magic enchanted forest into a reality, making this our biggest and most successful gala yet! We raised almost $60,000.00 that we… Read More