Mount Sinai Transgender Surgical Fellowship Program

The Mount Sinai Hospital established the first transgender surgical fellowship within the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in 2017, under the leadership of Marci Bowers, MD, and Jess Ting, MD. Our center is one of the largest and highest volume gender-affirmation surgery centers in the United States. The goal of the program is to provide excellent surgical and clinical transgender health training and broad opportunities for research.

Open to fully trained plastic surgeons, the surgical fellowship is a 12-month program designed to encompass the full depth and breadth of gender-affirmation surgical procedures, including chest wall feminization and masculinization, facial feminization surgery, vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty and robotic-assisted peritoneal-pullthrough-vaginoplasty. The fellow also gains experience with transgender health, nonsurgical treatments, practice management, and perioperative care, with a focus on a multidisciplinary approach to surgical planning and management. Additionally, the fellow is trained and participates in a range of clinical and research activities, including comprehensive conferences and group practice meetings. The Mount Sinai transgender surgical fellowship is committed to helping shape the future of well-trained gender-affirmation surgeons.

Training Director

  • Jess Ting, MD

Attending Faculty

  • Jess Ting, MD
  • Marci Bowers, MD
  • Bella Avanessian, MD
  • Ann Tran, MD
  • Elan Horesh, MD
  • Yasmina Zoghbi, MD

Additional Visiting Faculty

  • Miroslav Djordjevic, MD, PhD
  • Marcelo DiMaggio, MD

We provide a competitive salary, malpractice insurance, health insurance, and other benefits.

Applicant Residency Requirements

  • Domestic and international applicants (we welcome foreign applicants with ECFMG certification. Applicants must have taken USMLE Step1, Step2 CS, and Step2CK)

Eligible Applicant Status

  • In plastic surgery residency/training program or fellowship


  • As part of the interview process, we strongly encourage participating in a one- to two-week visiting rotation. 

  • Send your curriculum vita, personal statement and three letters of recommendation to
  • Interviews: We offer a one- to two-week visiting rotation to approved applicants.
  • Application Deadline: December 1st