Gender Program

Christy Olezeski, PhD, (left), and Anisha Patel, DO, speak to a patient.

When a child has questions or concerns related to gender, the entire family is affected. We are a safe, supportive resource and treatment center for gender-variant children, adolescents and young adults who are exploring their gender identity.

Our team, which includes doctors and mental health professionals, provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary, family-centered care for children, teens and young adults questioning their assigned gender and/or seeking gender-affirming consultation and treatment. We are committed to providing care in compassionate and respectful ways.

At your first visit, you and your family will meet with one of our pediatric endocrinologists and a mental health provider experienced in dealing with gender variance. First and foremost, we make sure we understand your needs and desires. We will discuss the risks and side effects of any proposed treatments and work together to learn what support systems you and your family already have and determine what else you may need. Connecting patients and their families to helpful resources is an important part of what we do here.

At each step of the way, we discuss your vision for care and address the concerns of patients and family members.