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Transgender Health Care

If you are gender diverse, navigating the health care system may not always be easy or comfortable. You deserve a health care team that understands your needs and the unique challenges you face.

Through the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Center for Inclusion Health, we are expanding our gender affirming medical and surgical services to better serve you. Our goal is for you to get the high quality care you need — no matter your gender identity or expression.

A note on language: To be the most inclusive, we try to use gender diverse to describe the whole community; however, there may still be places where transgender is used as an umbrella term. Please know that when you see services Labeled as “transgender,” this also includes nonbinary and gender diverse people. 

Transgender Health Program: What is it?

We are working to offer outstanding health care to transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse  people in a convenient and compassionate way. To meet that goal, we are training our care teams on the needs of gender diverse people while increasing our medical and surgical services.

Compassion and care for everyone is #LivingProof

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Compassionate health care providers

When you trust your care team, you are more likely to reach out when you have a health problem. At AHN, we are training our providers and front-line professionals so they provide health services for transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse  people with the understanding and respect everyone deserves.

At some primary care offices, our behavioral health providers and social workers work side-by-side with physicians. Together, they can help people cope with common and complex mental health issues and social challenges.

Research-backed medical coverage policies and surgeries

We work closely with Highmark Health and Highmark Wholecare to make sure health plans cover research-backed services for gender affirmation. AHN currently provides a wide range of primary care services and certain gender affirming surgeries at multiple locations.

Our surgeons have experience performing several types of gender affirming surgery, including:

  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Chest reconstruction / masculinization
  • Orchiectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Facial feminization surgery
  • Trachea shave (Adam’s apple reduction)

We are committed to making it easier for you to get comprehensive medical and surgical services, in a setting close to home. We can also refer you to competent centers for other surgeries, including reconstructive bottom surgery, when needed. Procedures that we refer out for include:

  • Vaginoplasty
  • Metoidioplasty
  • Phalloplasty

Our gender affirming health care providers

If you are a patient and looking for a new provider, trying to access gender affirming surgery, or just want to talk to someone about the services that are available, you may call our Community Health Worker, Ava, at (412) 874-5557

If you are a provider who would like to be added to this list, please contact our Program Manager, Charlie, at (412) 359-4649.

Our providers who specialize in caring for gender diverse people include:

Primary care:

  • Molly Fisher, MD
  • Patrick Sleckman, MD
  • Steven Wolfe, DO
  • Janelle Johns, CRNP
  • Anne Jennings, MD
  • Diana Raub, MD
  • Dawn Ball, CRNP

Specialty care: If you are looking for a specialist, please call the Community Health Worker. We have many types of specialists who are gender affirming, including but not limited to: 

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychiatry and behavioral health services
  • Reproductive care
  • OBGYN
  • Urology
  • HIV care
  • Breast care
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Contact us

Call (412) 359-4649 to speak with our Program Manager or request an appointment to learn more about AHN transgender health care services.