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Our Team

CTH staff

The administrative headquarters for the Center for Transgender Health’s administrative headquarters is at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Along with medical director Devin O’Brien Coon and clinical program director Paula M. Neira, the staff includes coordinator Melissa Noyes, clinical social worker Bethany Henderson, physician assistant Lauren Eisenbeis, patient access specialist Valessa Sneed and senior financial clearance specialist Malika Blackmon.

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Center Staff
 

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

Instructor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Program Director, John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
 
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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
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
 
Lauren Eisenbeis

Eisenbeis, Lauren

Physician Assistant, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Henderson

Henderson, Bethany

Clinical Social Worker, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
Melissa Noyes

Noyes, Melissa

Medical Office Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Dermatology

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Sheu, Mary, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, Green Spring Station
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
 

Endocrinology

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Ahmed, Shabina Roohi, M.D.

Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Downtown Bethesda
 
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Dobs, Adrian Sandra, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Oncology
Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
Director, Johns Hopkins - SYSU (China) Collaboration
Director - Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 

Laryngology/Voice Services

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Akst, Lee Michael, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
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Best, Simon Roderick Alfred, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
 
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Davis, Ashley Corrinne, M.S.

Assistant of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
 
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Pietsch, Kristine M., M.A.

Assistant of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Speech Language Pathologist
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Fields, Errol Lamont, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
 
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Findling, Robert Lawrence, M.B.A., M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Pediatrics
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
 
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Grados, Marco A, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director
 
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Sanders, Renata, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.M.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
 
kathryn van eck

Van Eck,Kathryn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Emerge Gender & Sexuality Clinic for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Heath​​

kathy tomaszewski

Tomaszewski, Kathy, RN

Adolescent Nurse Coordinator
Harriet Lane Clinic, Johns Hopkins Children's Center

James, Tisha, LGSW

Plastic Surgery/Gender Affirmation Surgery

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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
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
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Redett, Richard James, M.D. III

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Director, Facial Paralysis and Pain Center
Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Clinical Director, Genitourinary Transplant Program
Interim Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
 

Primary Care

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Hedian, Helene Frances, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
 
Jill Crank

Crank, Jill, C.R.N.P.

Primary location: JHCP Remington

 

Urology

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Burnett, Arthur Louis, M.D.

Professor of Urology
Professor of Oncology
Director, Basic Science Laboratory in Neuro-Urology
Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology
Director, Sexual Medicine Fellowship Program
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
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Di Carlo, Heather Noelle, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Urology
Director, Pediatric Urology Research
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)