|artwork by Shirley Novak|
It is with great pleasure that the Endometriosis Foundation of America invites you to our Fourth Annual Blossom Ball.
This gala event is hosted in support of our efforts to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. For more information on our recent activities, visit our home page.
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees, Dr. Charles Koh and Dr. Hugh Taylor, help raise endometriosis awareness, and fund our mission.
Padma Lakshmi & Tamer Seckin, MD
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|Professor Hugh S. Taylor, MD is the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale University, as well as Director of the Yale Center for Endometrium & Endometriosis. He is considered among the world's foremost authorities on stem cell research and is an expert in infertility; in vitro fertilization; reproductive surgery; congenital anomalies; diethylstilbesterol (DES) exposure; implantation/endometrial receptivity; endometriosis; menopause; polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS); recurrent pregnancy loss (1st trimester) and fibroids.|
|Charles Koh, MD is an infertility microsurgeon who merged the art of microsurgery to laparoscopic surgery, and performed the world's first laparoscopic microsurgical tubal anastomosis in 1992. He has applied this convergence to the art of radical endometriosis surgery with fertility preservation and organ repair for the past 20 years. He has created many innovations, inventions, and techniques for advances laparoscopic surgery--he lectures and performs demonstration surgeries around the world. In 2009, Dr. Koh was awarded the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He is the former President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2009).|
|Dr. Caroline Gargett, BAppSci, MAppSci, PhD||Dr. David Redwine|
|Linda Griffith, PhD||Dr. Camran Nezhat|
|Dr. Harry Reich|