This course will focus on information that will allow providers to offer optimal care for their transgender patients. This includes a better understanding of the community in general, the effects that exogenous hormonal treatments have on the skin, the dermatologist’s role in perioperative management, and the use of minimally invasive techniques to affirm someone’s gender. At the end of this lesson, practitioners will gain a better understanding of how to turn their office into a more culturally competent environment, and how to use their skills for the betterment of the transgender community.
Dr. Brian Ginsberg is a general and cosmetic dermatologist at Chelsea Skin & Laser and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. He received his medical degree from NYU where he was elected in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was awarded the Marion B. Sulzberger Award for excellence in Dermatology. During this time he did research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in melanoma immunotherapy. He completed a pediatrics internship and dermatology residency also at NYU, the latter for which he was chief resident.
Dr. Ginsberg's area of academic expertise is in the care of sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) patients, in particular transgender individuals. He published the first major survey study on the dermatologic attitudes and practices of transgender persons. He regularly contributes to a number of medical journals, textbooks and commercial publications, and speaks both nationally and internationally on such topics.