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FAQs

The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health (CTH) is open and continues to provide gender-affirming care for patients who are transgender and other gender-diverse patients.

We are pleased to let you know that we recently welcomed Fan Liang, M.D., as the center’s new medical director. As Dr. Liang becomes more familiar with our program, we ask for your continued patience as we build capacity to see more patients and perform more surgeries.

The center continues to provide a breadth of care, including in the areas of gynecology and obstetrics, fertility, urology, primary care, dermatology, hormone treatment, voice therapy and mental health.

Services and Appointments

The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health offers comprehensive, evidence-based and affirming care for transgender youth and adults that is in line with the standards of care set by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

 

How soon will Dr. Liang begin seeing new patients for consults and when will she begin performing surgeries? What surgeries will she perform?

Dr. Liang will split her time between the University of Maryland and The Johns Hopkins Hospital until August, when she will focus entirely on her work at CTH. Dr. Liang plans to accept consultations starting in May for facial feminization and will see patients for top surgery during the summer. Dr. Liang will offer top surgeries including mastectomy and breast augmentation, as well as facial gender surgeries such as facial feminization. The intent is to start doing bottom surgery consultations (for both vaginoplasty and phalloplasty) in August/September. 

I read on Dr. Liang’s bio that she has craniofacial expertise. Will she be performing facial gender surgery procedures?

Dr. Liang has expertise in craniofacial reconstruction and will be offering facial gender affirming surgeries. The full list of procedures and timing for respective consults appointments will be posted on our center’s website.

I’m currently in line to have my surgery. Where am I in that line?

We are prioritizing all patients who were previously on the waitlist for surgical procedures. If you were previously seen at the CTH and still desire surgery, please contact our patient access center at 844-546-5645. Let the call center agent know that you were on the waitlist, and you will be fast-tracked for consultation and surgical scheduling.


Consult RequestedDocuments Needed for ConsultNext StepsNeeded to Schedule Surgery
Chest Masculinzation1 Mental Health letter

Possible insurance requirement: Referral from PCP

Schedule a consult appointment with Dr. Liang through JHCTH

Medical records, pre-operative physical, pre-operative labwork

Potential Insurance Requirements: 2nd MH letter and/or MH letter from a doctoral level MH provider

Breast Augmentation

1 Mental Health letter and 12 month HRT (estrogen) record.

Possible insurance requirement: Referral from PCP

Schedule a consult appointment with Dr. Liang through JHCTH

Medical records, pre-operative physical, pre-operative labwork

Potential Insurance Requirements: 2nd MH letter and/or MH letter from a doctoral level MH provider

Facial Feminization (FFS)

1 Mental Health letter and a head CT scan.

Possible insurance requirement: Referral from PCP

Schedule a consult appointment with Dr. Liang through JHCTH

Medical records, pre-operative physical, pre-operative labwork

Potential Insurance Requirements: 2nd MH letter and/or MH letter from a doctoral level MH provider

Hysterectomy/Ovariectomy/SalpingectomyNo Mental Health letter or HRT records required to schedule a consultSchedule an appointment with Dr. Martin

Medical records, pre-operative physical, pre-operative labwork

If surgery is being done for primarily gender affirming reasons:

2 Mental Health letters- one from a doctoral level MH provider- and HRT records (if indicated for patient).

Orchiectomy

2 mental health letters (one from a doctoral level MH provider) 12 month HRT record.

Possible insurance requirement: Referral from PCP

Schedule an appointment with Dr. BurnettMedical records, pre-operative physical, pre-operative labwork
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