News & Events


November 13, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and The MOG Project announced their partnership on November 13, 2019 in their shared mission to raise awareness for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOG-AD). Since its nascence, TSF has focused on raising awareness and funds for neuromyelitis optica. In mid 2019, the organization shared… Read More


ANNOUNCEMENT | The NMO Clinic & Research Laboratory at MGH (Boston)

The NMO Clinic and Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital November 7, 2019 – Three board members of The Sumaira Foundation for NMO, Dr. Michael Levy, Dr. Marcelo Matiello, and Gabriela Romanow, are formally announcing the creation of  The NMO Clinic and Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Clinic is founded on three… Read More


Welcome Dr. Bart Chwalisz!

October 30, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Bart Chwalisz, MD to its medical advisory board. Bart Chwalisz, MD Dr. Chwalisz grew up in Poznan, Poland and later in Berlin, Germany before moving to the United States. After college, he taught and researched Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford,… Read More


5th Annual NMO Awareness Gala

SAVE THE DATE | MARCH 28, 2020 Early-bird tickets will be available for purchase beginning December 13, 2019. For sponsorship inquiries, email


Event Recap | Autoimmune Neurology CME

On behalf of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Marcelo Matiello, neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital and course directors, hosted the inaugural continuing medical education program, “Autoimmune Neurology”, on Friday, October 4, 2019. The CME welcomed guest of honor, Dr. Vanda Lennon of the Mayo Clinic and 40+ physicians from the New England… Read More