In 2016 BMC established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With the unified structure, patients have a single point of contact for their care needs. We are the first center in New England to provide such a comprehensive program and we are a national leader in delivery of gender affirming care.

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Information about gender affirming primary care, behavioral health, endocrinology, voice therapy, and more.


Information about gender affirming surgeries.

Our Team

All Providers

Carl G Streed, MD, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Research Lead, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

Special Interests

LGBTQ Health, Medical Education, Transgender Health, Cardiovascular Health

Carl Streed MD - internal medicine and transgender medicine

Micha Martin, LCSW

Project Manager, The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

Special Interests

The integration of medical and behavioral health care for the transgender community

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Kathryn Snyder, LCSW, MPH

Special Interests

Trauma, Sexual/Domestic Violence, Body Image and Disordered Eating, LGBTQ+ Identity and Health 

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Poorani N Goundan, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

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Shannon L Bell, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Neelam A Vashi, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

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Kavita Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Center Staff

Jennifer Siegel, MD
The Center's Director
Micha Martin, LCSW
Program Manager
Tiffany Pena
Program Scheduler
Jordan Bensley 
Patient Navigator
Brenna Cyr, LICSW
Behavioral Health Lead
Luisa Gomes
Operations Manager 
Pam Klein, RN, MSN, ACRN
Nurse Liaison
Carl Streed, MD, MPH, FACP
Research Lead

Patient Resources

Resource List

Information and resources providing support to transgender and gender-nonconforming people related to housing, finances, community, legal, identity documents, and more.

Ways to Support

Private donations are essential in maintaining the level of care that our patients require and deserve. All donations are helpful in supporting project infrastructure of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery along with helping us develop and distribute best practice guidance for patients everywhere. Whether you are a patient, a parent, another relative, a thoughtful neighbor, a corporation, or a community organization, your contribution will greatly help BMC to continue its life-altering work.

Under “Gift Designation”, select “Direct my gift to”, choose “Other” from the dropdown box, and then write in the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in the blank box below.


Research Overview

Please visit the BUMC Transgender Medicine Research Group website for information regarding ongoing clinical research on medical topics regarding transgender-identified individuals