Dr. Lisa Sanders, a Yale School of Medicine internist and technical medical advisor on Fox's hit show "House," will speak at UNC on Wednesday.
"House," which debuted in 2004 and stars Hugh Laurie, was inspired by Sanders' monthly New York Times Magazine column "Diagnosis," which Sanders had been writing since 2002. Sanders met with show creator and writer David Shore to develop the storyline for the pilot, and still consults with the show's writers and producers at the beginning of each season.
Sanders is also the author of a new book, "Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of
Diagnosis," in which she examines the complex process of solving diagnostic dilemmas. [Listen to a Fresh Air interview and read an excerpt at NPR.org]
Sanders will speak at noon in room 2204 of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building on Mason Farm Road. The event is free and open to the public.