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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 Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health aims to provide comprehensive, affirming healthcare based in the most innovative researched techniques.

Our Services


The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health aims to provide comprehensive, affirming health care based in the most innovative, researched techniques.
transgender women in conversation

Patient Information


See our transgender resources, how to contact us and more.

Center Leadership

Photo of Dr. Paula M. Neira, J.D., M.S.N.

Neira, Paula M., J.D., M.S.N.

Instructor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Program Director, John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
 
Photo of Dr. Devin O'Brien-Coon, M.D., M.S.E.

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

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
 
  

Transgender Health | Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Johnny Boucher is one of the first patients to receive gender affirming surgery at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health. He discusses his phalloplasty, an operation to make a functional penis using tissue from his own forearm, with surgeon Devin O’Brien Coon, M.D., M.S.E., the center’s medical director.

In The News

Dr. O'Brien-Coon

A Bright New Start for Transgender Health

transgender health patients

The Joy of Being Yourself

center staff

Helping Transgender Children and Youth