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Gender Pathways Clinic

The Gender Pathways Program provides gender-affirming care to transgender and gender nonbinary patients using integrated, coordinated health services. Our clinicians address all aspects of a person's medical, emotional, social and legal transition while also promoting education, research and advocacy to advance gender-affirming care.

The Program is committed to understanding and supporting patients in their holistic experience of gender throughout their lives. We prioritize the creation of a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can feel safe to express their true selves. In line with our belief that everyone deserves high-quality healthcare that respects and validates their gender identity, our program offers integrated and coordinated health services.


Feminizing Surgeries

Surgeries to produce a more feminine appearance. Examples include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Facial feminization surgery

Masculinizing Surgeries

Surgeries to produce a more masculine appearance. Examples include:

  • Mastectomy with free nipple graft/chest surgery
  • Periareolar 'keyhole' mastectomy
  • Facial masculinization surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Phalloplasty

Medical Care

  • Hormone therapy
  • Primary care
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Laser hair removal
  • Mental health services and referrals
  • Legal service referrals
  • Voice therap

Meet the Team

The Northwestern Medicine Gender Pathways team consists of physicians from a range of specialties. Together, they provide access to comprehensive, coordinated care. We have specialists in internal and family medicine, endocrinology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, voice/speech therapy, orthopaedics, social services and dermatology.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Gender Pathways Team


To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 312.926.3866. TTY 711. Or, email at

The Gender Pathways Program services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We also offer primary care in Geneva and Grayslake. The location of your appointment will depend on the physician you will see. 

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