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Surgeons in North America

The following is a list of surgeons who are known to work (supportively) with Transgender people in North America. If you are looking for surgeons outside of North America, please see our main Surgeons page.

Please note that all the links are to external websites that are not within our control and so T-Vox cannot be held responsible for their content.

For those in the United States, here are the newly (as of summer 2016) revised and expanded UCSF Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People, developed by the Medical Advisory Board at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health as well as other authors and contributors: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/guidelines

Canada

Dr Peter McDougall
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA
FTM top surgery; not sure if he does bottom surgery as well.

Hugh A. McLean, M.D.
The McLean Clinic
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, Suite 343
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
Canada
1905 273 4888
Fax: 1905 273 5581
Email: mclinic@ionsys.com
Website: http://www.mcleanclinic.com/

Yvon Menard, M.D.
(with Dr Pierre Brassard, M.D.)
1003 Boul. St. Joseph Est.
Montreal, QC H2J 1L2
CANADA
514 288 2097
Fax: 514 288 3547
Email: info@grsmontreal.com
Website: http://www.grsmontreal.com/

Dr Camron Bowman
Fairview Plastic Surgery Center
480 999 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K5 Canada
Website: http://www.fairviewplasticsurgery.com/
Tel: 604-734-1416 ( add 1 if you call outside Vancouver as in 1 604)
If you are in Vancouver he is the go to guy and one of the best in town. The staff is super friendly; all the doctors assistant as well as the doctor have excellent bedside manner. He is in high demand and he may run a little late for your appointment but once he sees you you have a 100% of his attention. His surgergy results are great to excellent. His keyhole surgeries are very good to excellent but I believe he offers the other top surgeries as well.

United States

Eastern States

Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Dr Prabhat Ahluwalia
140 Burwell Street, Suite 1
Little Falls, NY 13365-1725
1315 823 1111
Hysterectomy only.

Dr William Bihrle, III
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre
1 MEDICAL CENTER DR
LEBANON NH 03756
1603 650 6053
Fax: (603) 650-4985
Website: http://dhmc.org/
Orchiectomy. Dr Bihrle is the section chief of Urology for DHMC. His section is across the hall from endocrinologist Dr John Turco.
If you are a regular patient of Turco, you don’t need any letters to get your orchi done; Dr Turco can simply pass along your information to Dr Bihrle.

DHMC is a teaching hospital so you will always be asked if you mind having students stand in during your appointments/procedures.
You are, of course, allowed to say no; it’s fine with them either way.

Dr Laurel Bauer
Associates in OB/GYN
Division of Essex County OB/GYN Assoc., Inc.
Women’s Health and Medical Arts Center
83 Herrick St. Suite 2004
Beverly, MA 01915
1978 927 4800

Dr Kurt Bivens
2690 Cumberland Pkwy.
Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-433-9755
Website: http://totalbodycare.com/

Dr Kym Boyman
Vermont Women’s Choice
23 Mansfield Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Website: http://vtwomenschoice.org
Has performed hysterectomies, oophorectomies, and OB/GYN services for trans men.

The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Dr Paul Costas
Concord Plastic Surgery, Inc.
John Cuming Building, Suite 700
Concord, MA 01742
1978 369 1579
FTM top surgery, using double incision and keyhole. Mixed reviews.

Suman K. Das, MD, FACS, FRCS
Das Plastic Surgery
2629 Courthouse Circle
Flowood, MS 39232
Website: http://www.dasplasticsurgery.com
1601-362-0611
Fax: 1601 362 0192

Nicholas G. Economides, MD
Prism Plastic & Reconstructive
80 Humphreys Center #300
Memphis, TN 38120
901-747-3223
Second location:
2120 South Germantown Rd.
Germantown, TN 38138
1901-747-0446
KnoxBoyz says: “He is a gynomastecia specialist. He does keyhole so he may not be able to handle large breasts; you’ll need to call and find out. Financing available at 1800 JAYHAWK.”

Dr Milton Edgerton & Dr John Kenny
University of Virginia Medical Centre
Gender Identity Clinic
P.O. Box 376
Charlottesville, VA 22908
FTM top and bottom surgery. Pricing structure unknown.

Dr Thomas Fiala
220 East Central Pkwy.
Altamonte Springs, FL
407-339-3222
Website: http://www.drfiala.com/

Dr Beverly A. Fischer, M.D.
Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery
12205-12207 Tullamore Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093
1410 308 4700
Fax: 1410 308 4704
Email: beverly@beverlyfischer.com
Website: http://www.beverlyfischer.com/
FTM top surgery, breast augmentation for MTFs, assorted other plastic surgeries. Will bill Medicare.

Dr William Futrell
University of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA
1412 648 9675

Charles E. Garramone, DO
4725 SW 148TH AVE STE 202
DAVIE FL 33330
1954 PLASTIC (752 7842)
Website: http://drgarramone.com/
FTM top surgery, MTF top surgery, and other plastic surgery procedures. Recommended. (Told one FTM interested in top surgery that he required a letter from a Ph.D. because the patient is severely learning disabled,
even though the patient lives independently as an adult; when the patient agreed to get the extra letter, Garramone changed his mind and said he would not operate on him.
Garramone’s reasoning was that he did not want to be held liable and that the laws are different in Florida.)

Dr David Gilbert
400 W. Brambleton Ave., Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23510 1757 622 9900

Dr Roberto Granato
40-46 75TH ST
ELMHURST NY 11373
1718 335 1437

Dr Azid Hashmat
555 Prospect St
Brooklyn NY 11238

Dr Melissa Johnson
Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, LLC
100 Wason Ave., Suite 360 Springfield, MA 01107
Phone: (413) 731-7877
Website: http://www.pvps.net
Services: FTM chest wall reconstruction; MTF breast augmentation; liposuction/body contouring; skin care
Notes: Formerly Dr Johnson did not write letters for clients. She currently does sign form letters.
The “Photos” section under “Dr Melissa Johnson”
The “Database” section under “Surgery: Details, Results, Complications, Advice”

Dr Murray H. Kimmel
2301 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
1215 563 0847
MTF orchiectomy only.

Dr Laub Jr.
3 Timberland
South Burlington, VT 05403
1802 860 3340
Metoidioplasty and FTM top surgery using double incision.

Dr Sherman Leis
19 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610-667-1888
Email: drshermanleis@drshermanleis.com
Website: http://www.thetransgendercenter.com/
Does FTM top surgery, phalloplasty and metoidioplasty, as well as MTF top and bottom surgery.

Sheldon M. Lincenberg MD, FACS
Georgia Plastic Surgery.P.C.
One Glenlake Parkway
Suite 950
Atlanta GA 30328
1770 730 8222
Website: http://www.gaplasticsurg.com/
FTM top surgery (DI) and various other cosmetic procedures.
melsmarsh says (in spring 2009) : ‘Dr Lincenberg and his staff are some of the nicest people
I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and his results are nothing short of amazing.’

Christine McGinn, DO
Papillon Center 72 N MAIN ST STE 2A
DOYLESTOWN PA 18901
Website: http://drchristinemcginn.com/
215 693 1199
FTM and MTF bottom surgery, FTM top surgery, and various MTF surgeries. Is MTF herself, and very understanding.
User Panther says (in spring 2011) : ‘She refused to do the peri/keyhole procedure that I was a candidate for (VERY small A) and said “Men don’t care about sensation in their chest.” Went to different surgeon, got keyhole, then revision to resize areola, great results. glad I didn’t go to her.’

Ohio State University
Attn: Dr Ronald Bergman
Columbus, OH 43216

Dr Harold Reed
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite 311
Bay Harbour Islands, FL
1305 865 2000
Email: info@srsmiami.com
Website: http://srsmiami.com/

Morton Slutsky, M.D., P.C.
993 Johnson Ferry Road, Building C., Suite 215
Atlanta, GA 30342
1404 256 4760
FTM top surgery only.

Michael Stephanides, MD
Orcutt Plastic Surgery Specialists
310 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
1615 321 1010
Email: info@nashvillespecialists.com
Website: http://www.orcuttplasticsurgery.com
Some of his work is featured on http://transster.com/ – numbers 715, 228, and 180.

Dr Stanley Taub
30 CENTRAL PARK S RM 1CD
NEW YORK NY 10019-1628
1212 758 1128 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
Website: http://www.drstanleytaub.com/
Does top surgery (keyhole only) for FTMs, breast augmentation for MTFs, and assorted other cosmetic surgeries.
Camtransboi says (in spring 2008), ‘Excellent experience. Great staff. Amazing doctor.’
This YouTube video (10 minutes long, in spring 2009) details another guy’s very, very bad experience with Taub for top surgery. User:Panther says (in spring 2011), ‘Absolutely fantastic doctor, listened to me, took me to a play he wrote, incredible results. My chest has no scars, I look like a cis-guy.’

Dr Roger C. Toffle
1 STADIUM DR
MORGANTOWN WV
or
1322 PINEVIEW DR STE 2
MORGANTOWN WV 26505
(304) 598-3100
Website: http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-roger-toffle-x7vht
Endocrinologist and surgeon. Performs hysterectomies as well as prescribing hormones.

Transgender Surgical & Medical Centre
J. William Futrell, M.D.
Sheila Kirk, M.D.
Ernest K. Manders, M.D.
PO BOX 38366
Blawnox PA 15238
1412 781 1092
Fax: 1412 781 1096
Email: tsmc@aol.com
GRS, Breast augmentation, Top surgery, facial masculinisation/feminisation, body contouring, baldness correction, and rib removal.

Dr Paul Weiss
1049 5th Ave
New York NY 10028
1212 861 8000
Website: http://www.talksurgery.com/drweiss/

Central States

Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Dr Traci Beck
3000 N Halsted St, suite 405
Chicago, IL
1773 296 7300
Scheduling: https://www.advocatehealth.com/body_full.cfm?id=13&action=detail&ref=1167017
Dr Beck works within the Masonic Advocate hospital system, and is a referral from Howard Brown in Chicago who will perform an orchiectomy. She will code the orchi as “testicular atrophy” and she has not had an issue with insurance rejecting the coding so far. You will need to schedule your initial consult through the web interface.

Collier Cole, Ph.D.
Rosenberg Clinic
1130 Rosenberg
Galveston, TX 77550
1409 763 0016

David William Foerster, M.D.
Cosmetic Surgeon
6305 Waterford Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
1405 848-3459
Performs an excellent metoidioplasty. He has performed many on FTMs and has excellent references and photos.

Dr Gottlieb
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1312 962 6302
FTM bottom surgery.

John G. Gregory, M.D., FACS
Deaconess Institute of Sexual Medicine
6125 Clayton Ave., #141
St Louis, MO 63139
1314 768 3073

Dr Ted T. Huang
Galveston, TX 77550
1800 327 7655
Works through Collier Cole, Ph.D. exclusively; Dr Cole (address above) has a gender program.

Dr Alan
675 Old Ballas Rd
St Louis, MO
1314 569 0130
Fax: 1314 569 3551

Daniel A. Medalie, M.D.
Division of Plastic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth Medical Centre
CLEVELAND OH 44109
1216 778 4450
Fax: 1216 778 8830
Email: dmedalie@metrohealth.org
FTM top surgery.

Mona Motz, D.O.
5712 S WESTERN
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73112
1405 631 6680
or:
5712 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
1405 631 6680
FTM-friendly OB/GYN surgeon who performs hysterectomy and top surgery in tandum with a fellow surgeon in one surgery. A very caring, empathic doctor.

Oklahoma Memorial Hospital
Gender Reassignment Program
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
FTM top and bottom surgery. Not sure if they do MTF surgeries too. Price structure is unknown. (Not sure if this data is correct – please edit here if you know.)

Dr Peter Raphael
3801 West 15th St. #150
Plano, TX 75075
Main phone: 1972 543 2477
Consultants:
Janie Block – 1972 543 2467
Catherine Walker – 1972 543 2469
Email: catherine@drraphael.com
Website: http://www.ai4ps.com/
The consultants will schedule all consultations and answer questions. Procedures: Breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, sclerotherapy, hair removal, face lift, and surgery of eyes, ears, and nose.
Does top and bottom surgery for FTMs and recently (fall 2002) developed a “new and improved” metaoidioplasty. Prices lower than most. Will do personal consultations only – no online or phone consults.
Dr Raphael’s license has been suspended before and there have been complaints against him. Everyone I have heard from who had FTM top surgery with him was very pleased both with him as a surgeon and their results. Your mileage may vary.

Eugene A. Schrang, M.D., S.C.
Theda Clark Regional Medical Centre
125 E FOREST AVE
NEENAH WI 54956
1414 725 6661 (office)
Fax: 1414 725 1925
1414 729 3100 (Theda Clark Hospital main number)
Email: eschrang@aol.com
Website: http://www.drschrang.com/

Dr Paul Steinwald
Lake Forest Plastic Surgery
700A N WESTMORELAND RD
LAKE FOREST IL 60045
1847 234 9464
Fax: 1847 234 6085
Also has an office at:
Lake Forest Plastic Surgery
60 E DELAWARE PL STE 1410
CHICAGO IL 60611
1312 988 9330
Website: http://www.lfplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery/chest-masculinization.cfm
FTM top surgery and MTF breast augmentation. Call or contact via the website.

Dr Alan N. Wilson
Detroit Medical Centre
573 Fisher Theater Building
Detroit, MI 48202

Dr Neal Wilson
Detroit, MI
1313 874 4197

Dr Yosowitz
Green Park
7515 S MAIN ST STE 730
HOUSTON TX 77030
1713 797 1488
FTM top surgery only.

Dr Mark Zukowski
3612 W Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
1847 853 8869
Much experience with MTF surgery, particularly facial feminisation.

Western States

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Patrick Z. Abuzeni, M.D., D.D.S.
1617 WESTCLIFFDR STE 100
NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
1714 631 3376
MTF maxillofacial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, fat transfer body sculpture, breast augmentation

Dr Gary Alter
435 N BEDFORD DR STE 300
BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210
1310 275 5566
Website: http://www.altermd.com/
FTM top surgery, MTF SRS surgery, breast augmentations, facial and body surgery, and revisions of phalloplasty surgery.

Dr Barham
5050 NE Hoyt, Suite 514
Portland, OR
1503 215 2399
Performs orchidectomy (MTF castration).

Dr Marci Bowers
Mailing address:
134 W MAIN ST STE 11
TRINIDAD CO 81082
1877 439 2244
Fax 1877 439 9922
Clinic address:
66 BOVET RD STE 101
SAN MATEO CA 94402
Seattle clinic (consults and GYN only):
1229 MADISON ST STE 840
SEATTLE WA 98104-3539
1206 328 3200
Fax: 1206 328 4636
Email: info@marcibowers.com
Website: http://marcibowers.com/
GRS – primarily MTF.

Dr Bowers
The Polyclinic
1145 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
1206 329 1760
Hysterectomy only.

Michael L. Brownstein, M..D., FACS
Brownstein Crane Surgical Services
1001 MARIPOSA ST STE 101
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107-2519
1415 625 3230 or toll-free: 1877 255 2081
Email: admin@brownsteincrane.com
Website: http://brownsteincrane.com/
Dr Brownstein retired at the end of December 2012. He trained his successor through January 2013. Dr Brownstein has chosen Dr Curtis Crane to take over his practice. Dr Crane is a plastic surgeon and a board-certified urologist, and so he offers FTM bottom surgery in addition to top surgeries. As of May 2012, it is not known whether Crane will be taking any other insurance than Brownstein did (only Anthem Blue Cross for people in some CA plans). See http://brownsteincrane.com/ and this three-minute YouTube video for more information directly from Dr Brownstein and Dr Crane.

Paul J. Bubak, M.D., P.S.
Harold Heath Building
801 Broadway, Suite 824
Seattle, WA 98122
1206 624 2661
Fax: 1206 624 8693

Dr Peggy Ching
2000 VAN NESS AVE STE 603
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109-3016
1415 292 5678
FTM top surgery only.

Dr Curtis Crane
Brownstein Crane Surgical Services
1001 MARIPOSA ST STE 101
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107-2519
1415 625 3230 or toll-free: 1877 255 2081
Email: admin@brownsteincrane.com
Website: http://brownsteincrane.com/
Dr Crane is a plastic surgeon and a board-certified urologist, and so he offers FTM bottom surgery in addition to top surgeries. See his website for more information.
FTM top surgery (both keyhole and double incision). FTM bottom surgery (both metoidioplasty and phalloplasty). MTF breast augmentation and reconstruction, facial feminisation surgery (FFS), and MTF genital surgery. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for FTM top surgery.
Trained in FTM top surgery by Dr Michael Brownstein, who is by all accounts one of the best FTM top surgeons in North America.
Very good choice if you need to get a double incision or have a larger chest.

Dr Andrew Epstein
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 EL CAMINO REAL
PALO ALTO CA 94301
1650-853-2988
Website: http://www.pamf.org/dr-andrew-epstein.html
Urologist. Performs orchiectomy.
Review from August 2013, shared with permission:

“I just had a bilateral orchiectomy with Dr Epstein. If you want someone extraverted with great bedside manner, he is probably not your choice. However, he is cordial and very professional. He also does care, but has a weird way of showing it. He did call at 9.45 PM to make sure I was okay after surgery. I don’t know many doctors who still think about their patients that late.
“The surgery was done with local anaesthetic only with some mild sedatives to save costs. His nurses were very attentive though to every pain or discomfort I had. Anything I needed they provided. I swear I almost broke this one male nurse’s hand when some local anaesthetics were being injected, but all he did was smile and comfort me.
“Total cost for surgery was $1,400. They also listed on a sheet that was mailed to me that there is a $316 consult fee and $100 lab fee, but they have not billed me for those yet.
“Overall I would give him 4 3/4 stars out of 5.
“A note about PAMF: They are a non-profit hospital system in the Bay area. Their main priority is your health, not $$$. If you need any type of care I highly suggest you see if they offer the services you need first.”

Dr Leonard Glass, M.E.
8008 FROST ST STE 311
SAN DIEGO CA 92123
1619 292 5175
FTM top surgery.

Donald R. Laub
Stanford University Medical School
Plastic Surgery Center
1515 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
1415 327 7163
FTM top and bottom surgery.

Dr Lebovic
Palo Alto, CA
FTM top and bottom surgeries.

Toby R. Meltzer, M.D.
7025 N SCOTTSDALE RD STE 302
SCOTTSDALE AZ 85253
Toll-free Arizona number: 1866 876 6329 (1866 TRM MDAZ)
Direct line: 1480 657 7006
Fax: 1480 657 7020
Email: tmeltzer@tmeltzer.com
Website: http://www.tmeltzer.com/
All surgery, preops and consults will now be performed in Scottsdale. Scheduling is now also done at the Scottsdale office. Nursing functions will be done in both Scottsdale and Portland.
For scheduling and most other inquires, call the above toll-free or direct line. They will either take care of you directly or patch you through to the appropriate person – even if that person is in Portland.
Contact: lindat@tmeltzer.com (Linda Takata, Clinic Manager)
Surgery done at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn – Greenbaum Surgery Center
3535 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5608
1480 882 4588
Portland office: 1800 525 2426.

Linda Mihalov, M.D.
Women’s Medical Specialist PC
1229 MADISON AVE STE 1450
SEATTLE WA 98104
1206 467 1450
Hysterectomy only.

Jeffery Morehouse, MD
Lovelace-Cosmetic Surgery
5006 Gibson SE
Albuquerque NM
1505 262 7777

Steven E. Nathanson, M.D.
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates of Alaska
4001 Laurel Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99508
Dr Nathanson does not do vaginoplasty, but he is a master craniofacial surgeon with skills at feminising the MTF patient. He is also skilled at augmentation mammoplasty.

Kate O’Hanlan, M.D.
Gynecology (Laproscopic Total Hysterectomy)
4370 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028-7927
1650 851 6669
Website: http://ohanlan.com/
Dr O’Hanlan has an extremely queer- and Trans-friendly practice. For Trans men, she performs mostly laproscopic total hysterectomies, i.e., total removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus (with cervix). A detailed description of the services she provides for Trans men can be found at [1] (it is also linked from the main page).

Dr Douglas K. Ousterhout
Davies Medical Centre
San Francisco, CA
Email: ousterht@cris.com
Plastic surgeon who specialises in facial feminisation.

Mary Lee Peters, M.D.
1221 E. Madison
Arnold Pavilion, 15th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
1206 292 6226
Fax: 1206 623 8825
FTM top surgery.

Dr Stephen Pincus
4644 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 409
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
1310 306 2160
RN: Carol
Email: plastikdok@aol.com or spincus@earthlink.net
MTF “voice alteration” using cricothyroid approximation, vocal cord shortening procedures and/or vocal mass ablative procedures, facial plastic procedures)

Joy Diane Shaffer, M.D.
Seahorse Medical Clinic
1570 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126-2305
1408 292 1078
Fax: 1408 292 5560
Email: seahorse@2xtreme.net
Though they do not perform genetial conversion or breast augmentation, the Seahorse Medical Clinic offers primary care for Trans folks plus a wide range of services in her facilities, such as electrolysis, hair transplants, fat injections and tracheal shaves.

P. James Voloshin, M.D., FRCS
360 San Miguel, Suite 406
Newport Beach, CA 92660
1714 759 0627
Email: jimvol@ix.netcom.com
Website: http://www.newportsurgery.com/voloshin.html
FTM top surgery only.

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