News & Events

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


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


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Dogs of NMO 2020 Calendar

🐕 🐶 SALUTE TO SERVICE DOGS Submit high-resolution photos of your furry helpers for consideration to be featured in our 2020 Dogs Of NMO calendar Email photos of your service dogs accompanied by a brief description of you and your doggo via email ( by October 15th We can’t wait to see your helpful cuties 💕… Read More



August 23, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and Connor B. Judge Foundation (CBJF) are proud to present Demystifying NMO, a podcast series aimed at simplifying scientific jargon associated with NMOSD, facilitating better understanding for patients + their caregivers, and fostering greater connectivity among the community. In May 2019, TSF and CBJF announced their partnership… Read More