Stacey Rosen - Welcome

Stacey Rosen - Welcome

EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning


Stacey Rosen, MD


Good morning everyone and welcome to the third day of EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference. I will let everyone get their coffee and join us for what will be a great morning and then a great afternoon.


I am Dr. Stacey Rosen. I am the vice-president of women’s health at North Shore LIJ’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health. I know I am in a room that for me is a bit unusual. I am a practicing cardiologist and have been for over 25 years but have always been well aware of the fact that women’s health is unique and has been understudied, under diagnosed and under treated for decades.


In 1991 the late Dr. Bernadine Healy, the first female who oversaw the National Institutes of Health along with Dr. Susan Blumenthal, who was then a practicing psychiatrist, started the division of women’s health at the NIH. They determined that in order for any investigator to get NIH funds it was required that women were included in the cohort studied at the percentage in which the disease was prevalent for women. And that…

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