Multidisciplinary Transgender Medicine and Surgery
The mission of the University of Florida Transgender Health Program is to improve the overall health of the transgender community through world-class patient-centered clinical care. We follow the standards of care guidelines set forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
With our commitment to the highest levels of quality, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to transgender medical care by incorporating top experts from Plastic Surgery (Drs. Bruce Mast and Harvey Chim), Urology (Dr. Lawrence Yeung) and Gynecology (Dr. Emily Weber Lebrun).
Medical interventions: Gender affirming hormone therapy is the primary medical intervention sought by transgender people. Such treatment allows the acquisition of secondary sex characteristics more aligned with an individual’s gender identity. In the Department of Urology, we offer testosterone therapy for female-to-male transgender patients.
Surgical interventions: A wide range of gender affirming surgeries are available to transgender people. These include female-to-male and male-to-female gender affirming surgeries. These procedures are performed as a collaborative effort by fellowship trained reconstructive experts from Plastic Surgery, Urology, and Gynecology.
Lawrence L. Yeung, MD
Department of Urology
Residency: University of Florida Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Fellowship: Reconstructive Urology, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
Clinical Interests: Reconstructive surgery of the genitals and urinary tract for defects that result from trauma, cancer, infections and other causes
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Clinical Interests: Cubital and carpal tunnel release, Peripheral nerve surgery, Brachial plexus reconstruction, Wrist surgery, Lower extremity reconstruction and limb salvage, Endoscopic surgery for hand and face, General and breast reconstruction, Surgical treatment of migraine headaches, Cosmetic surgery of breast, body and face, Wrist pain, Bone and soft tissue trauma of the forearm, wrist and hand, Reconstruction of arthritic hand and wrist, Congenital hand deformity
Bruce A. Mast, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Residency: University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Clinical Interests: Breast reconstruction, Breast reduction, Cosmetic surgery, Skin cancer
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emily E. Weber LeBrun, MD, MS
Head of Urogynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Clinical Interests: Urogynecology, Women’s health