Registration Closes for 2012 Sischy Lecture
Doctor who inspired TV show "House, M.D." to present
July 18, 2012
Lisa Sanders, M.D.
Rochester, N.Y., July 16, 2012 — Registration is now closed for the 2012 Sischy Lecture due to an overwhelming response.
Lisa Sanders, M.D., a board-certified internist, will present the Lecture at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. Dr. Sanders is the inspiration for the television series, “House M.D.,” and the author of the popular New York Times Magazine “Diagnosis” column and book, “Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis.”
Sanders’ monthly “Diagnosis” column explores how a doctor comes to a diagnosis in patients who repeatedly return to the office or emergency department with baffling symptoms. In her book, Dr. Sanders takes the reader inside the process of how doctors reach a diagnosis and challenges they face along the way.
Before becoming a physician, Dr. Sanders was an Emmy-Award winning producer at CBS News. She was educated and trained at Yale School of Medicine where she is now on faculty, teaching medical students and residents. She lives in New Haven, Conn., with her husband and two daughters.
The Ben Sischy, M.D., Lecture in Humane Medicine was established in 1991 as a tribute to the former chief of radiation oncology at Highland Hospital. Sischy’s career was based on his beliefs in the importance of quality patient care, innovative research and dedicated treatment. He pioneered many new approaches to cancer treatment in a community hospital setting.