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About Dr. Tamer Seckin - EFA Co-Founder

Dr. Seckin is the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA). Dr. Seckin is one of America's Top Surgeons & Gynecologists, and among a very limited number of accredited gynecologic surgeons in the United States who possess advanced training for the deep laparoscopic excision of endometriosis. Basic laparoscopic surgery has been performed by others, but few have the experience needed to execute the techniques needed to dissect and remove all of the endometriosis. Over the course of more than two decades of treating thousands of women and girls, the majority of his patients have experienced long-term relief as well as no recurrence of the disease.
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About Padma Lakshmi - EFA Co-Founder

Emmy nominated Padma Lakshmi is known internationally as an actress, food expert, model and award-winning author.  Lakshmi recently wrapped her eleventh season as host of Bravo’s Emmy award winning “Top Chef”.  Lakshmi was born in India and grew up in America. She graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors degree in Theater Arts and American Literature. Known as India’s first supermodel, she began her career as a fashion model, working in Europe and the US.  She established herself as a food expert early on in her career, having hosted two successful cooking shows and writing a best-selling cookbook Easy Exotic, for…
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