Benjamin McCormick, MD, is a urologic surgeon at the University of Utah specializing in gender-affirming surgery, complex GU reconstruction, and trauma.... Read MoreSurgery
The Transgender Health Program at University of Utah is a multidisciplinary team committed to providing patients with compassionate, coordinated care in all aspects of a patient’s journey. Our core leadership team meets on a monthly basis to ensure the success of our program. This is supplemented with a bi-annual meeting where all Transgender Health Program providers and staff participate to share thought leadership ideas and improvements.
Vision (Where We Are Going)
A patient-centric, multi-disciplinary gender health program for all gender journeys across the lifespan.
Mission (What We Do)
The Transgender Health Program is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based care for gender diverse individuals in a supportive, affirming environment.
Objectives or Values
- Intersectionality: We will recognize the unique social and political identities that exist within gender diverse individuals and advocate to remove inequalities within healthcare.
- Coordinated Care: We will provide coordinated care through patient navigation and provider communication on all aspects of care.
- Research: We will engage in research to advance knowledge and well-being for the care of gender diverse individuals.
- Education: We seek to educate providers, trainees, and the public on the needs and health of gender diverse individuals.
- Masculinizing procedures
- Top Surgery
- Feminizing procedures
- Tracheal shave
- Breast augmentation
- Facial feminization
- Vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty
- Primary care
- Hormone therapy
- HIV PrEP
- Behavorial health
- Voice therapy
- Laser hair reduction
- Adolescent Gender Management and Support Clinic
- Physical Therapy
Utah Business and Living Color Utah hosted their third-annual Living Color Gala—a night to honor those individuals who have made it their mission to attract and foster diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the state of Utah. Among the list of honorees was Ariel Malan (she/her) Program Coordinator of the University of Utah Health Transgender Health Program.... Read MoreSurgery
Masculinizing gender-affirming surgery for trans-males and non-binary individuals: what you should know
Authors: Darshan P. Patel, M.D., Isak A. Goodwin, M.D., Omer Acar, M.D., Ervin Kocjancic, M.D., James M. Hotaling, M.D., M.S. In this review, we describe the common procedures comprising masculinizing GAS to improve delivery of specialized care for this patient population.... Read MoreSurgery
Welcome to M.ED: Medical Education for the practicing clinician. This is the first in a two-part episode series on transgender health. I was fortunate to have a really interesting conversation with Dr. Adam Dell, a pediatrician who works in adolescent medicine at the University of Utah Adolescent Medicine Clinic with GeMS (Gender Management and Support). This is a comprehensive clinic for transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender diverse youth, as well as for youth questioning their gender. The clinic provides care for their patient's physical, mental, and emotional health. Dr. Dell gives a great overview of the state of current transgender medicine, including various treatment options as well as information that every clinician should know when caring for transgender patients. ... Read MoreSurgery
2021 Publishing Award Recipient Conducted First Survey of Transgender Healthcare Curricula in PA Education
Joanne Rolls, MEHP, MPAS, PA-C, is the recipient of the 2021 Publishing Award as the lead author of “Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health in Physician Assistant Education,” published in the journal Academic Medicine. “This research is the first and most detailed of its kind,” Rolls says. “As PAs, we can lead the way in assessing and shaping curricula to improve the health access and healthcare of transgender and gender-diverse people.”... Read MoreSurgery
Jessica Robnett, PsyD in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health discusses the challenges transgender adolescents and young adults face on a daily basis. The primary goal at her clinic is to help people be themselves, live their lives, and be who they are. ... Read MoreSurgery
Two PAs Share Expertise on Providing Gender-Inclusive Care... Read MoreSurgery
Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives. But for a person who is transgender, gender diverse, or part of the LGBTQ+ community (or both), navigating the health care experience can be fraught with challenges because of their outward expression and internal sense of gender. To create safer, more affirming spaces, we asked patients themselves for their guidance.... Read MoreSurgery
During this difficult year, we wanted to share some of the small wins and accomplishments our Program has seen with our patients, their families, and community and campus partners. Despite the challenges, we have continued to see growth and are excited about the direction of the Program in the months and years ahead. As always, we are grateful for your feedback and support so that we can continue to move forward to provide the best possible care.... Read MoreSurgery