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The Center for Transgender Health

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health is to reduce health care disparities and improve the overall health of the transgender community through world-class clinical care, medical education and research. Embracing diversity and inclusion, the Center for Transgender Health provides affirming, objective, person-centered care to improve health and enhance wellness; educates interdisciplinary health care professionals to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care; informs the public on transgender health issues; and advances medical knowledge by conducting biomedical research.

Our team is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care that’s in line with the standards of care set by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

The Center for Transgender Health will be open beginning in Summer 2017. If you have questions or would like to request more information, e-mail our team or call our toll-free number: 844-546-5645

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Patient Information

Meeting the health care needs of the transgender and gender nonconforming communities is central to our core values of diversity and inclusion. At Johns Hopkins, our welcoming and supportive environment extends beyond the bedside and is reflected in the training of our staff members, faculty members and students. We work to ensure that every patient feels safe and confident in the care they receive.

More Than Medicine | Paula Neira

Paula Neira, clinical program director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health, is a nurse, lawyer and former naval officer. Paula is a passionate advocate in the mission to help care providers better meet the health care needs of today’s transgender patients.

Center Leadership

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Devin O'Brien-Coon, M.D., M.S.E.

Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health


Paula M. Neira M.S.N., J.D., R.N., C.E.N.

Clinical Program Director, John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

News and Features

Caring for Transgender Patients

Learn more about Paula Neira’s work to bring transgender health care issues to light in this article from Dome.

To Treat Transgender People, Open Your Hearts and Minds

Read more insight from nurse educator Paula Neira.

Embracing the Rainbow

At Johns Hopkins and across the nation, initiatives are underway to help physicians better meet the health care needs of today’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients