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Helene Frances Hedian, M.D.

Helene Frances Hedian, M.D.

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  • Director of Clinical Education, Center for Transgender Health
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 325
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2774 | Fax: 410-583-2883

Background

Dr. Helene Hedian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Education at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health. Her academic interests include internal medicine, medical education, and the specific health needs of LGBTQ patients. 

Dr. Hedian studied biochemistry and Spanish at the University of Dayton, attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland, where she was selected as a chief resident. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2016. She is a clinical coach for the Barker firm in the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Residency.

Her research focuses on provider attitudes and knowledge regarding LGBTQ health, with the goal of expanding competent and compassionate healthcare practices. In her clinical practice, she has cared for hundreds of transgender and gender diverse patients. To support primary care providers who prescribe gender-affirming hormones, she authored the  Quick Guide: Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy by the Primary Care Provider. As of 11/2022, the Quick Guide has been downloaded in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, and the Russian Federation.

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Titles

  • Director of Clinical Education, Center for Transgender Health
  • Assistant Vice Chair for LGBTQ+ Equity and Education, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2012)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine; University of Maryland Medical Center (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Marano AA, Noyes M, Eisenbeis L, Hedian HF, Segna K, Neira PM, Thomas K, Lee WPA, Redett RJ, Coon D. Planning and building an academic transgender medicine center of excellence: The five-year Johns Hopkins experience. Academic Medicine. Accepted 10/2022

Hedian H, Streed C, Siegel J, Norwood A, Loeb D.  Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy: Lowering the Activation Energy for Hormones in Primary Care.  SGIM Forum. June 2022

Streed C, Nall R, Loeb D, Hedian H, Terndrup C. Advocating for LGBTQ Health and Well-Being: From the Clinic to the Streets. SGIM Forum. June 2022

Bass E, Streed C, Lee R, Hedian H, Terndrup C, Siegel J, McNamara M.  Q & A with SGIM’s CEO and Leaders of SGIM’s LGBTQ Health Interest Group. SGIM Forum. June 2022

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

No blushing! How to talk about sex with all patients. CLOSLER (September 2018)

An Introduction to Transgender Health, A Woman’s Journey: Insights That Matter, Johns Hopkins  (November 1, 2022)

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