Posted: September 9, 2015

Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health with Scott Leibowitz, MD


In this video, Andrew Hollenbach, PhD, an Associate Professor of Genetics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and co-editor of the AAMC publication, Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD, interviews Scott Leibowitz, MD, the Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Gender and Sex Development Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In this engaging conversation, Drs. Leibowitz and Hollenbach discuss gender identity development, creating a supportive and welcoming clinical environment for transgender patients, the key concepts health professionals should know about transgender health, and where and how to best include these topics in the medical education curriculum.


Health Equity Research, LGBT, Transgender, GNC, AXIS, DSD, Sensitivity, Gender Identity, Gender Nonconforming, Pansexual, Spectrum of Gender Identity, WPATH, Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Development, Disorders of Sexual Development, Gender Continuum, Gender Expression, Gender Variance


Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine

Jennifer E. Potter, MD, Harvard Medical School

Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine