LGBTQ in Medicine (LGBTQ)

Mission Statement

LGBTQ in Medicine serves as our campus’ connection to the LGBTQ community in Phoenix. With a focus on LGBTQ health and social issues, we seek to foster a welcoming, supportive environment for our students and offer education about the health issues and difficulties affecting LGBTQ individuals, their families, and communities. We are dedicated to keeping the student body informed about issues surrounding the LGBTQ community by hosting social events, guest speakers, patient panels, and connecting students with LGBTQ events and service opportunities throughout the Valley. LGBTQ in Medicine is open to all students interested in learning more about the LGBTQ community and does not exclude participation of any individual based on race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Club Leadership

Samuel Byrne

Andre Hirakawa

Signe Langsetmo

Rushil Pithia

Faculty Adviser

Dr. Evan Garofalo, Ph.D. (she/her)

Resources for Supporting LGBTQ Medical Students and Patients

UCSF Center for Excellence in Transgender Health:

AAMC DSD and LGBT Healthcare Initiatives:

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA):

Proud Chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance

Past Events

Phoenix Pride Anatomy and Sexual Education Booth 

National Coming Out Day Board

Pride Week Board

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; Mesa Arts Center

Lunch Talks

Transgender Provider Talk 

Dr. Rebecca Allison, Cardiologist and transgender advocate

Transgender Primary Care 

Dr. Thomas Eccles

Trans Health Across the Lifespan

Dr. Diane Bruessow

Ethics Surrounding Pediatrics Gender Fluidity Discussions

Dr. Beyda

Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) in the Healthcare Workplace: Creating an Environment That Works Best for Patients and Staff

Josef Burwell

Intersex/DSD Conditions and Management Talk

Dr. Louisa Pyle, Medical Geneticist

Pediatric Transgender Care

Dr. Laurie Jones, Pediatrician