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Exploring Your Patient's Gender Identity
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Dan Karasic, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, and attending psychiatrist for AIDS care at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). He is the HIV specialist on the psychiatric consultation liaison service, a psychiatrist for the SFGH Positive Health Practice Ward 86, and for the UCSF AIDS Health Program. He is also psyciatric consultant to the St. Mary's care unit for the treatment of AIDS dementia. Dr. Karasic is chair of the Northern California Psychiatric Society's committee on lesbian/gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues. He is a member of the LGBT advisory committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, and the UCSF Chancellors Advisory Committee on LGBT issues. He has chaired workshops and symposia on transgender issues for the American Psychiatric Association, and the Northern California Psychiatric Society. He has given grand rounds on transgender issues at San Francisco General Hospital, and at UC Davis.

Lori Kohler, MD, is the Medical Director of the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, and works for the SFGH Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Kohler has provided primary care for transgender patients since 1994. She worked at the Tom Waddell Health Center Transgender Clinic during its first four years, and continues to see transgender patients at the Family Health Center. Dr. Kohler also developed a clinic for transgender inmates at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, and serves as a consultant for the California State Prisons. She is committed to increasing access to primary care for transgender people, through education and advocacy.


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