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
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
Why do pronouns matter? Pronouns are an important part of our identities—they are the basics on how we want to be referred.... Read MoreSurgery
U of U Health recently received the LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation—but this achievement didn’t happen overnight. Plastic surgeon and Transgender Health Program Director Cori Agarwal, and Program Coordinator Ariel Malan, share the grit, determination and patient collaboration that transformed our health care system.... Read MoreSurgery
Transgender and gender diverse patients face systemic discrimination in our broader society and inequitable access to needed care. Ariel Malan, program coordinator and Andy Rivera, volunteer for Utah’s Transgender Health Program, share how to create an inclusive care environment for this vulnerable population focused on trust and respect.... Read MoreSurgery
University of Utah Health announces their “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). ... Read MoreSurgery
The Transgender Health Program and University of Utah is hosting the first annual Mountain West conference. This conference is offered to all Mountain West providers and students in all fields of healthcare. ... Read MoreSurgery
The University of Utah Health’s Transgender Health Program and Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion stand united and strong with our trans community.... Read MoreSurgery
Dr. James Hotaling receives special 3i COVID 19 seed grant funding to study the economic and resource impact of cancelling elective surgical procedures.... Read MoreSurgery
According to the Williams Institute, 1.4 million U.S. adults identify as transgender. Many experience health care disparities. Professional organizations call for medical education to improve transgender care, but what curricula are being delivered is unknown. The goal of this study was to conduct the first comprehensive, national survey of transgender health care curricula in physician assistant (PA) education.... Read MoreSurgery