Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 6:30pm, “Nutritive Cuisine, Eyesight and the Central Nervous System: An Evening with Drs. Dean Cestari, Marcelo Matiello and The Sumaira Foundation”


Nutritive Cuisine, Eyesight and the Central Nervous System: An Evening with Drs. Dean Cestari, Marcelo Matiello and The Sumaira Foundation

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Part of “The Chef and The Doctor” at Bouley Botanical

$150/guest + Tax & gratuity


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What does food have to do with your central nervous system? How about your vision?

Join us at Bouley Botanical for a neuro-ophthalmology-focused version of “The Chef and the Doctor” this January to find out!

This experience, curated to help generate awareness for NMOSD and The Sumaira Foundation, will delve into diet’s bearing on neurology and eyesight. This evening’s exploration will feature a presentation by two world-renowned neuro-ophthalmologists – Drs. Dean Cestari and Marcelo Matiello – followed by a multi-course, health-giving wine dinner by Chef David Bouley and the Bouley Culinary Team, built to support your central and peripheral nervous systems. 

Dr. Dean Cestari

Dr. Dean Cestari is a neuro-ophthalmologist at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI). Dr. Cestari earned his MD from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. After a one-year fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear, he returned to Weill Cornell Medical College’s New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he completed a residency in ophthalmology and served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Cestari is one of the few ophthalmologists worldwide who is board-certified in both neurology and ophthalmology. He provides care for patients suffering from various neuro-ophthalmic disorders, strabismus, and diplopia. Additionally, Dr. Cestari acts as a supervisor and mentor to medical students, residents, and fellows. He is actively involved in research that is geared towards shedding light on the underlying mechanisms of optic nerve disease. Since 2007, he has served on the Digital Media Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and on the Curriculum Development Committee of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. At MEEI, he chairs the Clinical Fellowships Committee and leads the Clinical Fellowship Program, spanning over 9 sub-specialties.

Dr. Marcelo Matiello

Dr. Marcelo Matiello completed his Doctorate of Medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he also completed his initial residency training in Neurology and Internal Medicine. He joined the Mayo Clinic in 2006, completed two research fellowships in genetics and molecular mechanisms of neuromyelitis optica (Brian Weinshenker’s lab), and became a Research Associate of the Department of Neurology. At the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine he obtained his Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research. In 2012, he went to Yale University, where he spent one year on residency training and then completed three years of neurology residency at Mass General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s hospital. He is now a member of the Mass General Hospital and of the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Matiello is an expert in neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases of the nervous system. Dr. Matiello has authored over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts, many in high-impact journals. Dr. Matiello is a fellow for the Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation and the of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society for Apheresis, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and of Scientific consortium of the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation for NMO. Dr. Matiello is a world-renowned educator in central nervous system diseases, as well as in therapeutic plasma exchange. He has presented his work in 19 countries. He has been awarded with the prestigious Mayo Clinic Neurology Research Award (2010), the European Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis best research award (Lyon, France 2012), Yale Hospital Outstanding House Staff Physician Award (2013) and as the Harvard Neurology Medical Education Scholar (2015). Dr. Matiello speaks four languages and has created the first NMO clinic at Mass General.

About Bouley Botanical:

Chef David Bouley has created a versatile new venue, Bouley Botanical, a living events space designed to excite all five senses, dedicated to the celebration of Private, Social and Business Events. Think of Botanical as a blank canvas that can be themed through color LED lighting, media wall, state-of-the-art sound, video and decoration to fit the mood of your event. Located in TriBeCa at 281 Church Street (corner of White), Botanical envelopes your guests in an environ of pure ingredients, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens, supported by the largest bio-dynamic green house in New England.

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