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

Austin Sherwood (he/him)

austinmsherwood@email.arizona.edu

Natalie Gray (she/her)

nataliegray@email.arizona.edu

Paulo Peña (he/him)

paulopena@email.arizona.edu

R Reichenbach (she/her)

rreichen@email.arizona.edu

VN Truong (he/him)

vntruong@email.arizona.edu

Faculty Adviser

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

emgarofalo@email.arizona.edu

Resources for Supporting LGBTQ Medical Students and Patients

UCSF Center for Excellence in Transgender Health: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/

AAMC DSD and LGBT Healthcare Initiatives: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/portfolios/334326/lgbtinitiatives.html

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): http://www.glma.org/

Proud Chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance

https://www.medpride.org/

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