Doug Lindsay got sick at 21 and spent the next 11 years home bound and bed bound until he figured out what was wrong, developed novel treatments to keep his rare autonomic-adrenal condition at bay, and eventually developed the innovative surgery used to fix him.

During Lindsay’s 14-year medical odyssey he worked with 35 senior faculty at 28 institutions, developed new uses for 5 existing prescription drugs, won a national first court case protecting patients’ rights, and developed the concept for the two successful, innovative adrenal surgeries used to treat his case.  Once he recovered his health, Lindsay returned to Rockhurst University and finished his biology degree.

Now, Doug Lindsay is a nationally recognized speaker on role of hope and character in innovation and in life – speaking at TEDx, Stanford Medicine X, Dell Medical School UT-Austin, the Society for Participatory Medicine, the Health Management Academy, the American Healthcare Association, and elsewhere.  As a keynote speaker he is represented by the BrightSight Group out of New Jersey.  

He is a Community Advisory Board member for Washington University’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and Institute for Public Health.

Doug Lindsay also provides an in-depth Personal Medical Consultant service to a small number of rare disease and complex condition patients who’ve found themselves trapped in the medical system. 

  • 2019 Health Datapalooza - Speaker