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Celebrating Mothers With Style

Dr. Lisa Masterson & surprise guests from TV and film will host an evening of Fashion, Music & Gourmet Food to raise funds for Maternal Fetal Care International.

Celebrating Mothers With StyleFriday, May 6th
At Tiato Restaurant
2700 Colorado Blvd.Santa Monica, CA. 90404
(Red Carpet begins at 6:30pm)

The Fashion Show will feature celebrities and their children in creations by couture designers including Birgit C. Muller, who will be producing the show in collaboration with Daniella Peters.

The legendary An Family of Tiato Restaurant will cater the event, which will include a live auction.

For tickets, please contact The Todd Group at

You can also call 310-649-6040 or visit

‘Paper Dollhouse: A Memoir’ is Now Available

Dr. Lisa Masterson’s poignant and powerful memoir is now available in bookstores, and through

“Moving debut memoir from obstetrician Masterson, who co-hosts the Emmy Award– winning TV show The Doctors… An inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded.”
-The Kirkus Reviews

“In her memoir, Paper Dollhouse, The Doctors’ Lisa Masterson reveals the truth about her itinerant, impoverished childhood ruled by a mercurial mother. (If you loved The Glass Castle, grab this.)”
-Redbook Magazine


MOTHERHOOD: An Evening of Stories

On April 26th, 2009, L.A. actress-moms and friends performed original monologues and celebrated stories about the experience of motherhood at a one night only benefit for Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI) at Café des Artistes in Hollywood, California.

The evening was hosted by Megan and Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Dr. Lisa Masterson (The Doctors). Actresses who performed included Angela Bassett (Notorious, Akeelah and the Bee), Maria Bello (A History of Violence, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer), Lynn Ferguson (Chicken Run), Peri Gilpin (Frasier), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace, City of Ember), Amy Brennneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy), Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck), Kathy Baker (Medium, Last Chance Harvey), Lisa Gay Hamilton (Men Of A Certain Age, The Soloist) and Meri Danquah (Author: Shaking the Tree).

Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a buffet supper and the star studded readings.

  • Top row: Peri Gilpin, Meri Danquah, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Roma Maffia, Stephen Masterson, Lynn Ferguson, Craig Ferguson, Richard G. Murphy.  Bottom row: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Megan Ferguson, Maria Bello, Cedering Fox, Angela Bassett.

  • Linda Cunningham, Megan & Craig Ferguson at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Amy Brenneman rehearsing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Kathy Baker performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Lisa Gay Hamilton performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Maria Bello performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Angela Bassett, Dr. Lisa Masterson at MFCI Fundraiser.

Photo credit: Eric Raptosh Photography

Red Tie Affair Honors TV’s THE DOCTORS

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica’s annual “Red Tie Affair” fundraiser held at the Fairmont-Miramar Hotel, in Santa Monica, Saturday, March 28, 2009 saluted the medical profession and emergency medicine.

Award winning KTTV Fox 11 News anchor, Christine Devine was Master of Ceremonies for the gala where Red Tie honorees included the cast and crew of the top-rated, CBS network, daytime television show, “The Doctors.” Jay McGraw, the show’s executive producer, accepted the American Red Cross Crystal Cross Award for the show’s contribution to the everyday understanding of medicine and health issues. Co-hosts Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Andrew Ordon, and Dr. James Sears were also honored.

  • Dr. Travis Stork, Jay McGraw, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Andrew Ordon celebrate the American Red Cross Crystal Cross Award presented to producer Jay McGraw on behalf of THE DOCTORS.

  • Dr. Jim Sears, Andrew Scher, Jay McGraw, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Travis Stork celebrate at the Red Tie Ball honoring THE DOCTORS.

  • Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, Jay McGraw, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Andrew Scher, Dr. Lisa Masterson celebrate the American Red Cross Crystal Cross Award presented to producer Jay McGraw on behalf of THE DOCTORS.

  • Dr. Lisa Masterson poses with members of the Santa Monica Fire Department at the Red Tie Ball honoring THE DOCTORS.

  • Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, and Dr. Andrew Ordon on the set of The Doctors. Photo Credit: Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution.

Annual Lullaby Ball Benefits MFCI

Alfre Woodard, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dr. Lisa Masterson, and Cookie Johnson

The Beverly Hills Hotel ballroom glittered Tuesday evening, May 8th, 2007, as black tie attired celebrities and guests celebrated MFCI’s second annual Lullaby Ball, which raises money to help the fight against maternal and infant mortality. Mistress of ceremonies, actress Alfre Woodard of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” was on board to honor Oscar-nominee, Marianne Jean-Baptiste of CBS’ “Without A Trace,” with the MFCI Humanitarian Award, while Cookie Johnson was the evening’s recipient of the Lullaby Ball Award.

MFCI’s founder, Dr. Lisa Masterson, was also joined by her co-hosts on “The Doctors,” Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, and Dr. Andrew Ordon. Following a live auction, the event ended with donors dancing the night away.

Photo credit: Ray Mickshaw

Dr. Masterson Honored at Red Tie Ball

Dr. Lisa Masterson, a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility and family planning, and the co-host of the hit daytime medical talk show, “The Doctors,” was honored by The American Red Cross of Santa Monica on March 24, 2007 for her life-saving work with Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI), and her contribution to the medical fiel

A crowd of 350 festively attired supporters celebrated the local organization’s 90th anniversary under the sparkling chandeliers of the Fairmont Miramar, where they mingled with the stars and vied with one another in silent and live auctions that raised an estimated $50,000 for the charity.

Lullaby Ball Raises Funds for MFCI

The first annual Lullaby Ball held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 9th, 2006, was a fundraising affair to remember as black tie donors gathered to celebrate and support Maternal Fetal Care International founded by Stephen and Dr. Lisa Masterson to support safe motherhood around the world.

MFCI Board Member, Elaine Baylor, was presented with the MFCI Humanitarian Award. The guest list included Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste and her co-star, Poppy Montgomery, from CBS’ “Without A Trace,” Alfre Woodard from ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” Cookie Johnson and Tava Smiley. The event included a fabulous auction, music, and dancing.