Join Padma Lakshmi, Emmy®-award-winning host of “Top Chef,” as she shares her decades-long struggle with endometriosis and the misdiagnoses and unsuccessful treatments that have led her to champion this cause.
Her visionary surgeon and co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Dr. Tamer Seckin, addresses the disease’s acute and chronic symptoms, treatment options, and a new research project seeking to find its genetic signature.
Padma Lakshmi is an international actress, food expert, entrepreneur, model, and award-winning author. She recently wrapped filming her eleventh season as host of Bravo’s Emmy award-winning “Top Chef.” In 2009, Lakshmi co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America with Dr. Tamer Seckin. The aim was to spread awareness and garner funding for research and teen health education. The New York State Senate recognized her efforts in women’s health. She also helped to launch the first research center in the US for gynopathology at MIT.
Dr. Tamer Seckin is a Board Certified gynecologist and internationally renowned specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He is in private practice in New York City with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Seckin is the co-founder and medical director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. He has dedicated his life to the understanding and treatment of this little-known disease. He is a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The medal pays homage to the immigrant experience and highlights the contributions made to America by those who have immigrated here.