Gender-Affirming Care

Our specialists provide a full range of gender-affirming primary care and transition-related health care services for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse patients.

Gender-Affirming Care

Our specialists provide a full range of gender-affirming primary care and transition-related health care services for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse patients.

Named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Health Care

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A Compassionate, Personalized Approach

If you are transgender, non-binary or gender diverse, we understand the importance of getting quality health care in a safe and welcoming environment. The USC Gender-Affirming Care Program’s providers deliver expert, compassionate and equitable care for all.

We focus on understanding your unique medical needs and delivering the right health services when you need them, including:

  • Affirming primary care and chronic disease management
  • Gender-affirming surgical care
  • Gynecologic care
  • Hormone therapy
  • Mental health care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Sexual health
  • STI testing/treatment, HIV care, PrEP, PEP
  • Telemedicine
  • Urologic services
  • Voice therapy

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists for gender-related care, please email us at KeckGenderCare@med.usc.edu. Please include your chosen name and pronouns, name on insurance, DOB, insurance plan name and the best phone number to reach you. Please let us know what services you need (for example, primary care, top surgery, etc.) and/or which specialty/provider (if known) you would like to see.

Contact Us

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists for gender-related care, our patient navigator can help you connect with our care team. You can reach us by phone at (323) 442-5843 or via email at keckgendercare@med.usc.edu.

Please include your chosen name and pronouns, name on insurance, DOB, insurance plan name and the best phone number to reach you. Please let us know what services you need (for example, primary care, top surgery, etc.) and/or which specialty/provider (if known) you would like to see.

Our Patient Navigator

Matthew Hernandez (He/Him/His)
Patient Navigator
USC Gender-Affirming Care Program
Phone: (323) 442-5843
Email: keckgendercare@med.usc.edu

Named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Health Care

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Badge 2024 Learn more

Comprehensive Gender-Affirming and Transgender Health Care

We provide quality health care to transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse individuals in a safe and supportive environment.

Our primary care providers see patients of all ages for preventive care and chronic disease management, and we coordinate your care with our team of specialists.

Our surgeons are experienced in gender-affirming surgery (also referred to as transgender surgery by some patients), including chest procedures (top surgery), genital procedures (bottom surgery), facial procedures (including facial feminization/masculinization) and hysterectomies.

We collaborate with our clinical affiliates at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC Student Health and Los Angeles General.

We work closely with Keck Pride, a committee at Keck Medicine of USC that designs and implements strategies to foster a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients, families and employees.

In addition to providing care to our patients, our team provides education to our staff, medical trainees and the community on best practices in transgender health care.

World-class Leadership

Our internationally renowned physicians and clinicians are dedicated to delivering high-quality, compassionate gender-affirming care. We are leaders in cutting-edge treatments, breakthrough research and exceptional outcomes.

Laura B. Taylor, MD

Medical Director, USC Gender-Affirming Care

Roberto Travieso, MD

Surgical Director, USC Gender-Affirming Care

Our Team

Iris Z. Ahronowitz, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Specialties
Dermatology, Gender-Affirming Care
Division Chief, Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Gyne ...
Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gender-Affirming Care, Primary Care  View more

Regina Y. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer  View more

Braden G. Barnett, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Endocrinology, Gender-Affirming Care, Internal Medicine

Leo R. Doumanian, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology, Urologic Oncology  View more
Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care, Gender-Affirming Care

Andrew Jose Garcia, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician E ...
Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gender-Affirming Care, Primary Care  View more
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Cli ...
Specialties
Gender-Affirming Care, Gynecology, Women's Health
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, HIV and AIDS Specialist  View more

Michael M. Johns, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Laryngology, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Specialties
Clinical Psychology, Gender-Affirming Care

Alexander Markarian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care
Specialties
Family Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, Primary Care
Specialties
Gender-Affirming Care, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery  View more

Karla O'dell, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Laryngology, Gender-Affirming Care  View more

Maria Ochoa, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Specialties
Dermatology, Gender-Affirming Care
Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specialties
Gender-Affirming Care, Gynecology, Women's Health

Laura B. Taylor, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Family Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, Primary Care

Roberto Travieso, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care

Scott D. Worswick, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
Specialties
Dermatology, Gender-Affirming Care

Haig A. Yenikomshian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gender-Affirming Care  View more
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Gender-Affirming Care, Voice and Swallowing Disorders  View more

Laura A. Huettner, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Family Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, Primary Care
Specialties
Speech-Language Pathology, Gender-Affirming Care, Voice and Swallowing Disorders

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