Teddy G. Goetz, MD, MS

Teddy G. Goetz, MD, MS

Psychiatry Resident

University of Pennsylvania

Biography

Dr. Teddy G. Goetz (they/them) is a psychiatry resident at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated with the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health initiative. Prior to earning their M.D. at Columbia, they studied biochemistry and gender studies at Yale, conducting research on a wide spectrum of biologically- and socially-determined aspects of gender-based health disparities, including earning their M.S. developing the first animal model of gender-affirming hormone therapy. Their current projects include implementation science research on TNG mental health, as well as narrative medicine and physician advocacy. Their lived experience as a non-binary/trans, queer, neurodivergent, chronically ill, Jewish person informs their writing, research, and clinical work.

They recently published a graphic novel Gender is Really Strange (Jessica Kinglsey Publishers, 2023), a poetry chapbook TRANS-abdominal Retrieval: a (gender)queer Jewish quest to make an embryo (Beyond the Veil Press, 2023), and a textbook Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care, (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2023).

Interests

  • Psychiatry
  • Trans health
  • LGBTQ health
  • Women’s health
  • Neurodiversity
  • Narrative medicine
  • Implementation Science
  • Medical education
  • Physician advocacy
  • Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Education

  • Post-Graduate Training, Resident Physician, 2025 (expected)

    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

  • MD, 2021

    Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, 2017

    Yale University

  • BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2017

    Yale University

Selected Current Projects

(In)finite Gender Journeys

Academic manuscript based on qualitative research on the violence incurred by societal narratives of gender “transition” as a finite, terminal process [book manuscript submitted]

(Not) A Good Man

Autotheory amalgam of memoir, poetry, and journal excerpts exploring the binds of gender and transness, and probing the bounds of non-toxic masculinity [book manuscript submitted]

Developing an Embedded Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Clinic Using Implementation Science Methods

conducting qualitative stakeholder interviews to inform development of pilot project comparing gender-affirming psychiatric clinic embedded within an outpatient primary care clinic to primary care management alone; Principal Investigator of $7k Educating Physician Scientists in Psychiatry (EPSP) Pilot Grant from Penn Psychiatry to fund study

Recent Publications

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Accuracy of automated analyzers for the estimation of CSF cell counts: A systematic review and meta‐analysis.

Using Animal Models for Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy.

We have recently proposed experimental design guidelines and areas of study for preclinical rodent models of gender-affirming hormone …

Psychopharmacological Considerations for Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy.

Conference Presentations

Oral Presentations

  1. Fonseca F, Faeder M, Greene D, Goetz TG. A Structural Conceptualization of the Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Consultation: Letter-Writing and Beyond. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. New York, NY. May 2024.
  2. Goetz TG, Wolk CB. Informing integration of psychiatric care with other gender-affirming services. Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA. Dec. 2023.
  3. Fonseca F, Goetz TG, Gonzalez C, Green D, Faeder M. Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Individuals: An Interactive Case-Based Workshop. The Academy of Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Meeting. Austin, TX. Nov. 2023.
  4. Fonseca F, Goetz TG, Velez G, Banner BJ. Detransition, Retransition, or Ongoing Gender Affirmation? Gender as a Journey. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting. New York, NY. Oct. 2023.
  5. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC. JGLMH Outstanding Resident Paper Award presentation of: “Coming Home to My Body”: A Qualitative Exploration of Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking and Mental Health.” AGLP: Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatry Suite at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting. San Francisco, SA. May 2023.
  6. Goetz TG, Keuroghlian AS, Kim HH. Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care: Discussion and Preview of Forthcoming APA Textbook. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA. May 2023.
  7. Cosner C, Goetz TG. Meeting the Health Needs of LGBTQIA+ and Marginalized Psychiatry Trainees. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA. May 2023.
  8. Goetz TG, Keuroghlian AS. Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care: Discussion and Preview of Forthcoming APA Textbook. National Transgender Health Summit (UCSF). San Francisco, CA. May 2023.
  9. Cosner C, Goetz TG, Fonseca F. Building the Future of Trans+ Psychiatrists. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. May 2022.
  10. Goetz TG. Terminal Transition: An Ethnographic Exploration of (In)finite Gender Journeys. US Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference. Virtual. Nov. 2021.
  11. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “X” Marks The Transgressive Gender: An Ethnographic Exploration of Legal Gender Affirmation. US Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference. Virtual. Nov. 2021.
  12. Goetz TG. Terminal Transition: An Ethnographic Exploration of (In)finite Gender Journeys. American Public Health Association Conference. Virtual. Oct. 2021.
  13. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “Coming Home to My Body”: An Ethnographic Exploration of How Medical and Surgical Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking Impacts Mental Health. GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health. Denver, CO. Sep. 2021.
  14. Goetz TG, Buch SY, Mulkey N. Sanctioned Gender: The medically unique case of referral letters for gender-affirming care. Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health (TPATH) International Meeting. Virtual. Aug. 2021.
  15. Fornstein M, Rhodes A, Embry T, Goetz TG, Abrams M. LGBTQ+ Medical Students and Applying to Psychiatry Residency. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  16. Balsalmo D, Bahekar P, Goetz TG, Stevenson J, Drescher J. Sex and Paperwork: The Ethics of Identification Documents that Misidentify One’s Sex and Gender. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  17. Goetz TG, Kidd J, Bockting W. Prescription drug misuse in transgender individuals: Association with non-binary identity and minority stress. American Public Health Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. Oct. 2020.
  18. Goetz TG, Marr M, Larossie N. Network for Change: Research, Advocacy, and Community-Building with the Medical Student Pride Alliance. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. June 2020.
  19. Goetz TG. Faculty Outness Promotes a Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity Pipeline. Women in Medicine Conference. Puget Sound, WA. May 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  20. Goetz TG, Kamceva M. Supporting LGBTQ Medical Trainees: Reflections on Research and Advocacy with the Medical Student Pride Alliance. Women in Medicine Conference. Puget Sound, WA. May 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  21. Goetz TG, Nieman CL, Chaiet S, Morrison SD, Cabrera-Muffly C, Lustig LR. Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors. Triological Society 123rd Annual Meeting at COSM. Atlanta, GA. Apr. 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  22. Goetz LG. Making a Face: Integrated Counseling and Surgical Workshop in Facial Reconstructive Surgery. Women in Medicine Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2019.
  23. Zucker S, Goetz LG, Kamceva M. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum. Women in Medicine Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2019.
  24. Keyes T, Goetz LG, Zucker S, Carlsen T. Student Led LGBT Health Initiatives. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. May 2019.
  25. Carpino T, Goetz LG. Climate of LGBTQ+ Inclusion at a Health Professions Campus. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. May 2019.
  26. Goetz LG. Addition of estradiol to testosterone therapy and implications for treating transgender youth in mice. Invited speaker for mini-symposium “Setting the research agenda for transgender medicine in 2018,” Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. San Diego, CA. Mar. 2018.
  27. Goetz LG, Mamillapalli R, Devlin MJ, Majidi-Zolbin M, Taylor HS, editors. Cross-Sex Testosterone Therapy Is Not Sufficient for Bone Development in Female Mice: Implications for Treating Transgender Youth. Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. Orlando, FL. Mar. 2017.
  28. Goetz LG, Ilagan Y, Mamillapalli R, Taylor HS, editors. Hepatic Metabolic Gene Dysregulation in a Mouse Model of Endometriosis. Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. Montreal, Canada. Mar. 2016.
  29. Trumpler M, Dowe A, Wallace S, Goetz LG. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Reported by Trans and Genderqueer Students: The 2015 AAU Sexual Climate Survey. The National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference. Chicago, IL. Jan. 2016.
  30. Goetz LG, Valeggia CR. Prevalencia De Anemia En Mujeres Qom De Un Barrio Peri-Urbano De Formosa. Jornadas Nacionales de Antropología Biológica. Corrientes, Argentina. Sep. 2015.

Poster Presentations

  1. Goetz TG, Wolk CB. Moving Toward Targeted Eating Disorder Care for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Expansive Patients. The Academy of Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Meeting. Austin, TX. Nov. 2023.
  2. Goetz TG, Adams N. The Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Nexus: A Systematic Review. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA. May 2023.
  3. Waldrop G, Cocuzzo K, Schneider C, Kim C, Goetz T, Comba M, Green D, Delaurentis C, Smithgall M, Thakur K. Accuracy of Automated Analyzers for the Estimation of CSF Cell Counts: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am Acad Neurology. # Apr. 2022.
  4. Coffman J, Castle E, Blasdel G, Goetz TG. We Don’t Fit: Evidence-Based Advocacy on BMI as a Barrier to Gender-Affirming Surgery. Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference. Boston, MA. Oct. 2021.
  5. Coffman J, Castle E, Blasdel G, Goetz TG. We Don’t Fit: Evidence-Based Advocacy on BMI as a Barrier to Gender-Affirming Surgery. Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health (TPATH) International Meeting. Virtual, August 2021.
  6. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Terminal Transition: An Ethnographic Exploration of (In)Finite Gender Journeys. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2021.
  7. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “Coming Home to My Body”: An Ethnographic Exploration of How Medical and Surgical Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking Impacts Mental Health. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. Apr. 2021.
  8. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “X” Marks The Transgressive Gender: An Ethnographic Exploration of Legal Gender Affirmation. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. Apr. 2021.
  9. Goetz TG, Cutler J. The Patients Beneath White Coats: An Exploration of Medical Student Professional Identity Formation. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  10. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  11. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  12. Kinariwalla N, Hickey B, Goetz TG, Lostaglio M, Pike K. The Impact of Mixed Media Campaigns On Reducing Mental Health Stigma. Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum. Miami, FL. Feb. 2021.
  13. Nolan IT, Blasdel G, Dubin S, Goetz TG, Morrison SD. Transgender Healthcare Education: A Literature Review with Focus on Educational Assessment. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. June 2020.
  14. Goetz TG, Lustig LR. Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  15. Keyes T, Zucker S, Goetz L, Jia JL, Muñoz R, Carlsen T, Kamceva M, Kanuparthy M, Matheson M, Zucker S, Subak L. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards a National Forum. 37th Annual GLMA Conference on LGBTQ Health. New Orleans, LA. Sep. 2019.
  16. Keyes T, Jia J, Goetz L, Muñoz R, Carlsen T, Kamceva M, Kanuparthy M, Matheson M, Zucker S, Subak L. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum. QForward LGBTQI+ Leadership Conference. New Haven, CT. Mar. 2019.
  17. Goetz LG, Hassan S, Siegelbaum SA. Developing an Olfaction-Based Go-No-Go Task for Social Memory. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2019.
  18. Goetz LG, Hsieh J, Thomas D, Tall AR. Modeling a Genetic Variant Associated with Human Endometriosis. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2018.
  19. Krikun G, Hufnagel D, Goetz LG, Hu Z, Nyachieo A, D’Hoogie T, Duleba A, Taylor HS, Lockwood CJ, editors. Treatment with Icon, Results in Regression of Red Lesions in a Non-Human Primate Model of Endometriosis. . Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference, Orlando, FL. Mar. 2017.
  20. Zakinieaiz Y, Hillmer AT, Goetz LG, Cosgrove K, Morris ED. Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Meeting, Mar. 2017.
  21. Zakinieaiz Y, Hillmer AT, Goetz LG, Cosgrove K, Morris ED. Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes. NeuroReceptor Mapping Meeting. Jul. 2016.
  22. Goetz LG, Valeggia CR. Iron deficiency in Women of an Indigenous Community in Argentina: Impact of diet composition and reproductive patterns. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr. 2016.
  23. Ilagan Y, Goetz LG, Kayani J, Mamillapalli R, Taylor HS, editors. Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Programs a Sexually Dimorphic Estrogen Response of Metabolic Genes in the Murine Liver. Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference, Montreal, Canada. Mar. 2016.

Teaching Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Narrative Medicine in LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Apr 2024 – Apr 2024
Invited speaker for medical school LGBTQ+ Mental Health unit
 
 
 
 
 

Case Conference: Weight-Inclusivity in Gender-Affirming Care

University of Pennsylvania, Gender-Affirming Providers Group

Feb 2024 – Feb 2024
Case conference presentation to interdisciplinary meeting of gender-affirming providers at Penn Medicine describing the impacts of gender-affirming surgery access on patient mental health and reviewing literature regarding body mass index and gender-affirming surgery outcomes
 
 
 
 
 

Case Conference: Weight-Inclusivity in Gender-Affirming Care

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Feb 2024 – Feb 2024
Pan-residency case conference describing the impacts of gender-affirming surgery access on patient mental health and reviewing literature regarding body mass index and gender-affirming surgery outcomes
 
 
 
 
 

‘Trans Health Guide’ Module Creator

Boston Children’s Hospital and the National Institutes of Health

Jan 2024 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Eidos Chat: Gender is Really Strange

University of Pennsylvania, Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative

Oct 2023 – Oct 2023
Part of a speaker series on LGBTQIA+ health projects at Penn Medicine
 
 
 
 
 

Gender Is Really Strange: Reflections on Professional identity and Evidence-Based Advocacy

Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Oct 2023 – Oct 2023
Guest speaker as part of Queer Health Week
 
 
 
 
 

Brain Forum: A Formative Evaluation to Inform Integration of Psychiatric Care with Other Gender-Affirming Care

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Oct 2023 – Oct 2023
Pan-residency research presentation about implementation science research project eliciting stakeholder needs and preferences from integrated care interventions for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive individuals
 
 
 
 
 

Psychiatry Medical Student Small Group Preceptor

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Mar 2023 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

LGBTQ+ Mental Health: Challenges, Advocacy, and Clinical Considerations for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons

American Psychiatric Association Virtual Sessions

Mar 2023 – Mar 2023
Speaker on virtual CE session, presenting clinical considerations for gender-affirming care
 
 
 
 
 

Brain Forum: Moving Toward Targeted Eating Disorder Care for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Expansive Patients

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Feb 2023 – Feb 2023
Pan-residency research presentation about implementation science research project eliciting stakeholder needs and preferences from targeted eating disorder interventions for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive individuals
 
 
 
 
 

Case Conference: Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Feb 2023 – Feb 2023
Pan-residency case conference describing the facets of identifying and treating benzodiazepine withdrawl; Faculty discussant Dr. Daniel Moadel (Penn)
 
 
 
 
 

Hospital-Based Psychiatry

University of Vietnam Medical School (Penn Partnership)

Nov 2022 – Feb 2023
Developed pre-clinical curriculum for medical students on hospital-based/consult-liaison psychiatry
 
 
 
 
 

Name Change in Scientific Publishing Workshop

Yale University

Apr 2022 – Apr 2022
Invited speaker discussing advocacy work for gender-affirming name-changes in publishing
 
 
 
 
 

Mentorship Across the Spectrum: Professional Development for the LGBTQ+ Psychiatrist

AGLP Virtual Sessions

Apr 2022 – Apr 2022
Speaker on virtual CE session on supporting LGBTQ+ psychiatry trainees
 
 
 
 
 

Brain Forum: Terminal Transition

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Jan 2022 – Jan 2022
Pan-residency research presentation about qualitative interviews about how transition narratives impact transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive mental health
 
 
 
 
 

A Pocket Guide to LGBTQ Psychiatry

AGLP Virtual Sessions

Sep 2021 – Sep 2021
Moderated virtual CE session on bisexual and transgender health topics in psychiatry
 
 
 
 
 

Case Conference: Perinatal Psychosis

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry

Aug 2021 – Aug 2021
Pan-residency case presentation about a patient with bipolar disorder who presented with somatic, grandiose, and paranoid delusions during pregnancy. Faculty discussant: Dr. Margaret Spinelli (Columbia)
 
 
 
 
 

Psychiatric Medicine: Online Content Generation

COVID-19 Student Service Corps, Columbia University, VP&S

Mar 2020 – May 2020
Writing standardized patient scenarios for teaching first-year medical students the psychiatric interview, and differential diagnosis skills
 
 
 
 
 

Psychiatric Medicine: Small Group Preceptor

COVID-19 Student Service Corps, Columbia University, VP&S

Mar 2020 – May 2020
Teaching the psychiatric interview, differential diagnosis skills, and playing a standardized patient in first-year medical student Psychiatric Medicine small groups
 
 
 
 
 

Foundations of Clinical Medicine Senior Student Seminar Group Leader

Columbia University, VP&S

Jan 2020 – Feb 2020
Monthly co-facilitation of discussions of clinical year students about humanism in medicine
 
 
 
 
 

Tutor: Histology and Pathology, The Body in Health and Disease, Clinical Clerkships; Lecturer: Infectious Diseases

Student Success Network,Columbia University, VP&S

Sep 2019 – May 2021
Individual weekly tutoring of first, second, and third year students on pre-clinical curriculum and clinical skills
Creating a review lecture on antibiotic mechanisms and utility
 
 
 
 
 

Making a Face: Integrated Counseling and Surgical Workshop in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Columbia University, VP&S

Apr 2019 – Apr 2019
Wrote and co-facilitated an integrated workshop for second-year medical students, applying medical empathy and counseling skills to plastic surgery education; published in Academic Psychiatry (2020)

Honors and Awards

Educating Physician Scientists in Psychiatry (EPSP) Pilot Grant

Implementation Science Institute Tuition Scholarship

Outstanding Resident Paper Award

For paper: ‘Coming Home to My Body’: A Qualitative Exploration of Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking and Mental Health

Educating Physician Scientists in Psychiatry (EPSP) Pilot Grant

Outstanding Service to Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Award

Dr. William Raynor Watson Memorial Award in Psychiatry

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member

Gold Humanitarian Honor Society member

Friedman Award for Research

Consilience Journal, Issue 4

LGBT Health Achievement Award

First Prize (Clinical Research Category)

Ralph E. Roughton Paper Award Finalist

LGBT Health Workforce Conference Junior Leadership Award

Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Steve Miller Fellow in Medical Education and Medical Humanities

Rudin Scholar

First Prize (Basic Science Category)

Paul Sigler Memorial Prize

Steere Prize in Women’s Studies

Lily Rosen Prize in Women’s Health

Distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Exceptional Distinction in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Phi Beta Kappa Society member

Best Abstract, 3rd Author

Bruce L. Cohen Research Award

Solomon Fellowship

Yale Science Scholars Program

Pollitzer Prize

CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Yale College Dean’s Fellowship

Yale Science Scholars Program

Yale Fellowship for Health Studies

Yale Global Health Initiative: Field Experience Award

Yale College Writing Center Writing Contest winner

Yale Freshman Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Yale College Writing Center Writing Contest winner

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Regional Winner (2nd place) and national competitor

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, 5th Place

National Semifinalist

National Semifinalist

Poetry

Selected Poetry:

  1. Sticky Fingers. Jewish Queer Magazine. 2022.
  2. T-Section. Beyond Queer Words. June 2022.
  3. Short Call. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Spring 2021.
  4. Community. Consilience Journal. Issue 4. 2021.
  5. Make a Wish. Sheila-Na-Gig Journal. Volume 5.2. 2021.
  6. After the Beep. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  7. I-80E. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  8. The Year of the Nightmare. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  9. Forsaken. Hoxie Gorge Review.
  10. Fermentation. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  11. Forsaken. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  12. Revelation (6). CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  13. For Hollis (Reprise). In: LAMP Anthology Volume 1. Dots Publications Press.
  14. Girl Code. In: The Impossible Beast: Queer Erotic Poems Anthology. Damaged Goods Press. 2020.
  15. Green Thumb. The Healing Muse Magazine, SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Bioethics & Humanities. Vol. 20. 2020.
  16. Keyhole. Beyond Words Literary Magazine. 2020.
  17. My White Coat. Pique Magazine. Issue 1. 2020.
  18. Girl Code. Freeze Ray Poetry. Vol. 18. 2020.
  19. Goliath. Open Minds Quarterly. Summer 2020.
  20. Double Helix. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  21. Contracted. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  22. White(coat) Noise. The Medical Student Press Journal. 2020.
  23. A Great Big World. Journal of the Medical Humanities. 2020.
  24. Pieces. Tendon Magazine, Johns Hopkins University Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. Spring 2020.
  25. 7 West. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  26. Caterpillar. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  27. CFTR. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Fall 2019.
  28. Monsoon Season. Watershed Review, 2019.
  29. Seedling. Watershed Review, 2019.
  30. 64th Street. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  31. Daylight Savings Time. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  32. Extra Heart Sounds. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  33. Mixed Signals. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  34. Xanthopsia. Wards Literary Magazine. Issue 04. 2019.
  35. Karpas. Ponder Review. Vol. 3, Issue 2. 2019.
  36. Bastante. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  37. Mind the Gap. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  38. Granddaughter Gould. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2019.
  39. Cerros. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Spring 2019.
  40. Inside Out. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2018.
  41. Formosa Hermosa. La Madrugada Magazine. 2015.
  42. Amistad y nada más. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  43. Seen at 11:21 pm. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  44. Capítulos no vistos. La Madrugada Magazine. 2014.
  45. Letter To My Future Daughter. Fatale. 2013.

Photography

To inquire about hiring for photography services, please email

Selected Professional Photography Work:

Headshots
  • Freelance; for business and theatrical use (06/2017-Present)
  • Broadway Haven Players Theater Ensemble (02/2018-05/2021)
Events
  • Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (01/2019-05/2021)
Performances
  • Broadway Haven Players Theater Ensemble (02/2018-05/2021)

Selected Photography Art Exhibitions and Showcases:

  • Arts and Humanities StudioLab Showcase (01/28/2020)
    • Columbia University, Department of Narrative Medicine

Selected Published Photography:

  1. With Flare. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2023.
  2. Framed Photographs. In: Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. Oxford University Press. 2022. p. 103.
  3. Cannot Be Contained. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2022.
  4. Pluripotent. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2022.
  5. Unapologetic. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2022.
  6. Risen. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2021.
  7. Photosensitive. Ailment: Chronicles of Illness Narratives. Vol. 1. 2020.
  8. Irish Proverb. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  9. Meditation in Motion. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  10. Photophobia. SIREN Magazine. Canto III, 2019.
  11. Travel Log. SIREN Magazine. Canto III, 2019.
  12. Diffraction. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2018.

Books

Gender is Really Strange

Order now! What does it mean to be trans? Non-Binary? Gender Expansive? What parts of gender come from society? What parts come from within? How much is biology, and how much is socialization? Part of the Really Strange series, this science-based graphic medicine comic addresses these questions and more, revealing the inherent messiness of gender identity and sex. A mysterious amalgam of biology and society, inherently sensed, yet societally-defined, the complexity of gender is revealed through examining neuroscience, biology, hormones, mental health, behaviour and how much of gender comes from society. Exploring theories, thinkers, terminology, history and gender cultures around the world and across different religions, this easy-to-understand and engaging book will help you to question perceived norms and engage critically with your own gender identity. Get ready to break down the binary B.S. and celebrate gender in all its messy glory!

Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care

Order now! First textbook dedicated to psychiatric care for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive (TNG) individuals; co-edited with Alex S. Keuroghlian MD, MPH; American Psychiatric Association Publishers

TRANS-abdominal Retrieval: a (gender)queer Jewish quest to make an embryo

Order now! Chapbook of narrative medicine poetry project about IVF egg retrieval process

Clinical Care

Patient Resources

As a resident physician, I only see patients through the University of Pennsylvania Health System at this time. For resources on accessing LGBTQIA+-affirming mental health providers in or near Philadelphia, please see below. This list is not an endorsement of any particular provider, and no compensation was offered in exchange for appearing here:

  1. University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry LGBTQ Outpatient Clinic: Psychiatry
  2. List of “self-identified, out” queer and/or trans therapists, with their specific expertises - compiled and managed by Phoenix Wood, LCSW, SEP: Therapy
  3. Einstein Pride Program: Psychiatry