The Transgender Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a 12-month fellowship and is one of the few fellowship programs in the country focused on the care of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients. We take a holistic approach that encompasses medical, non-medical, and surgical training. The program is housed within the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery and has several clinic sites in Manhattan. We accept up to two fellows each year.
The mission of the Transgender Medicine Fellowship is to train physicians to be able to oversee gender-affirming health care in community practice or academic settings. Part of our goal is to train transgender medicine/health experts who transcend the subspecialty silos that often cause clinical care gaps and patient frustration. We strive to train our fellows to actively seek ways to understand and meet the specific needs of transgender and gender diverse people. Training a new generation of health care providers who can help break down barriers to care is one of the most powerful weapons we have against the health inequities facing TGD people. Transgender medicine trained fellows will make health care more accessible, sensitive, and effective.