It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Elise Elizabeth Travers, noted philanthropist, endometriosis advocate and Board Member of Worldwide EndoMarch and Worldwide Endometriosis Day. She also served as President of the New York chapter of Worldwide EndoMarch. Ms. Travers passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 after an extended illness.
Elise was born November 29, 1967. She was brilliant, kind, beautiful, considerate, strong and a gift to humanity. She fought relentlessly for improved awareness, care and proper diagnosis for patients with endometriosis. Elise heroically faced her illness with strength, dignity and always with the grace that defined her being. Elise was truly a hero to many and for sure a hero to me.
In Elise’s honor, a moment of silence was observed at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ annual meeting on September 7, 2019.
We wish peace and patience for her kind and caring mother, Judy; her dearest brothers, Jeff and Mark (Maansi); her treasured nephews, Matthew and Milan; and to Dr. Farr Nezhat, devoted partner and love of each other’s life. Elise will be missed sorely by all of the many people that were fortunate to have known her and whose lives she touched.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Camran Nezhat, MD, FACS, FACOG
Founder and President
Worldwide EndoMarch and Worldwide Endometriosis Day