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Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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Announcing EndoFound’s Scientific & Medical Board

We’re thrilled to announce the formation of our Scientific and Medical Board with 26 international charter members serving an initial three-year term with no term limits. Chairing the committee is Dr. Dan Martin, Scientific & Medical Director at EndoFound. EndoFound co-founder Tamer Seckin, MD will also sit on the Board.

The Board will help guide the scientific strategy of EndoFound including its scientific research.  Specifically, they will help define the grants objectives, review grant applications, review medical and scientific material for the website and other communications, as well as review the revamped EndoEducation program to be rolled out at schools across the country.

“The Endometriosis Foundation of America has worked for over ten years to fund landmark endometriosis research and push the medical and scientific communities to focus on this disease that impacts so many, but continues to be largely ignored. Our newly announced Scientific Advisory Board brings together some of the greatest minds in the world to guide our scientific strategy into our next decade as a foundation and thus work to improve the lives of 200 million women living with endometriosis.” said Tamer Seckin, MD, co-founder of EndoFound. 

“I am proud to Chair the Scientific Advisory Board for the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Our ultimate mission at EndoFound is funding research to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments, and ultimately find a cure for endometriosis. This group of celebrated experts will work with us to bring more awareness and education to the masses about this disease to help achieve our goal”, added Dan Martin, MD, Chair of the EndoFound Scientific Advisory Board and EndoFound Scientific and Medical Director.

Charter members of the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Scientific and Medical Board:

  • Ayse Ayhan, MD PhD - Consultant Pathologist, Hamamatsu & Hiroshima University School of Medicine & Seirei Mikatahara Hospital, Japan

  • Piraye Beim, PhD - Founder and CEO, Celmatix, USA

  • Serdar Bulun, MD - John J. Sciarra Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

  • Katie Burns, PhD - Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA

  • Noemie Elhadad, PhD - Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics, USA

  • Asgi Fazleabas, PhD - University Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of Research, Michigan State University Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, USA

  • Caroline Gargett, MD - NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Theme Leader, Women's Health, The Ritchie Centre; Head, Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, Hudson Institute of Medical Research; Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Australia

  • Victor Gomel, MD - Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Peter Gregersen, MD - Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research; Professor, Molecular Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA

  • Linda Griffith, PhD - Director, Center for Gynepathology Research; Member, Center for Environmental Health Sciences; Member, Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrate Cellular Systems; Member, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, USA

  • Sun-Wei Guo, PhD - Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, China

  • Keith Isaacson, MD - Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Infertility, Newton Wellesley Hospital; Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard School of Medicine, USA

  • Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Director, Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Program; Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Elective, USA

  • Philippe Koninckx, MD, PhD - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gruppo Italo Belga, Research Director, Latifa Hospital, Italy / Belgium

  • Mario Malzoni, MD - Director of the National Center for Endometriosis (Malzoni Group); Chief of the Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery; Honorary-Professor Emeritus at the University and Research Centre in Moscow (RUSSIA); Scientific Director of the Malzoni Group, Italy

  • Dan Martin, MD - Scientific & Medical Director, EndoFound, USA

  • Liselotte Mettler, MD, PhD - Emeritus Professor, University Clinics of Schleswig-Holstein, Consultant, German Medical Center (GMC), Germany

  • Christine Metz, PhD - Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research; Associate Dean, Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine; Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Molecular Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Director, Faculty Affairs, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, USA

  • Resad Pasic, MD, PhD - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health, USA

  • Marc Possover, MD, PhD - Director at Possover International Medical Center; Prof. of Neuropelveology at Univ. of Aarhus; Associate Prof. at Univ. of Cologne; Honorary and Founding President at International Society of Neuropelveology, Switzerland

  • Harry Reich, MD - Honorary Medical Director Emeritus and Senior Medical Advisor to EndoFound, USA

  • Tamer Seckin, MD - President and Founder, EndoFound; Director, Seckin Endometriosis Center; Clinical Associate Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, USA

  • Ie-Ming Shih, MD, PhD - Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor; Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, USA

  • Hugh Taylor, MD - Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine; Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, USA

  • Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean, University at Buffalo, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, USA

  • Arnaud Wattiez, MD - Head of GYN Department at Latifa Hospital; Head of Gynecological Endoscopy Courses at IRCAD; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Strasbourg, UAE