Our mission is to increase endometriosis awareness, fund landmark research, provide advocacy and support for patients, and educate the public and medical community.
Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders, MD

Lisa Sanders is an internist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine and teaches at Yale’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She graduated from Yale Medical School and did her residency and chief residency at Yale’s Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program. Sanders created and writes the biweekly column, “Diagnosis: Unsolved Cases,” for The New York Times Magazine. Her column was the inspiration for the hit television series “House MD,” for which she was an advisor. Working with The New York Times and producer Scott Rudin, Sanders helped create a series of documentaries that follows patients in their search for a diagnosis using crowdsourcing. Diagnosis is now available for streaming on Netflix. Her most recent book, Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries, is a collection of her columns and was published last summer. She also wrote The New York Times bestseller, Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. Before medical school, Sanders was an Emmy Award-winning producer for CBS News. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, writer and radio personality, Jack Hitt. Read an article from Sanders' New York Times column about an endometriosis patient whose lung collapsed due to endometriosis here.