Daily Mail - "Medical School Launches First Ever Transgender Surgery Training Program" - Abigail Miller

New York, NY
 – August 14, 2017  –– 

The surge in demand for transgender surgeries in the United States has triggered a New York City hospital to launch a program to train doctors to perform gender reassignment procedures. Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery opened early last year and has since operated on roughly 350 patients. Jess Ting, MD, director of surgery at the center, said the team operates on nearly four patients a week. The center has created two year-long fellowships to train new surgeons and psychiatrists to be able to work with these transgender individuals.

- Jess Ting, MD, Surgical Director, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

- Hansel Arroyo, MD, Psychiatry Director, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

- Bella Avanessian, MD, Surgery Fellow, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

- Matthew Dominguez, MD, Psychiatry Fellow, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

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