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, facial feminization and masculinization, body contouring, and genital procedures. 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.