Transforming Skin: Transgender Dermatology – Brian Ginsberg, M.D. Resident Dermatologist, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center

For the transgender individual whose misrepresentative outer appearance is at the root of their personal conflict, it may be clear how the skin is a critical component of establishing self-harmony. However, the role of the dermatologist in their care is yet to be determined in the academic literature and subsequently in routine practice, but to me it has always been evident that we dermatologists have a unique perspective on addressing their needs in both a medical and aesthetic manner.