Medical Team


Loren S. Schechter, M.D.

is the Director of the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schechter earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in general and plastic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he also completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery. While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Schechter was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated as The Outstanding Student in Surgery.

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Ervin Kocjancic, M.D.

is a world-renowned expert in pelvic health, urinary incontinence and reconstructive urology, working with male and female patients. He often works with patients who have already had multiple surgeries and specializes in urethroplasty and building new bladders. Dr. Kocjancic performs vaginoplasty and phalloplasty procedures for patients interested in gender confirming surgery as well as the penile prosthetic surgery.

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Alexandra Millman, MD

is a urologist undergoing specialized training as a Genital Reconstructive Fellow at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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Rayisa Hontscharuk MSc, MD, FRCSC

is a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. She is currently a Gender Confirmation Surgery Fellow for The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, M.D., MRCS

is a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is currently a Gender Confirmation Surgery Fellow for The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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Ömer Acar, M.D.

earned his medical degree from Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, and completed his residency at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology. Dr. Acar completed a fellowship program in the Division of Pediatric Urology, Albany Medical Center, NY. He is currently working as a Genital Reconstruction Fellow in the Urology Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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David Morris, M.D.

is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in craniofacial surgery. Dr. Morris’ surgical practice focuses on developmental or acquired deformities and disproportions of the facial skeleton. His research interests include virtual planning for craniomaxillofacial procedures and multidisciplinary outcomes following orthognathic surgery. Dr. Morris performs facial feminization surgeries for the Gender Confirmation Surgery program at Weiss.

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Clinical Team



LeAnna Becker, PT, DPT

is the Director of Rehabilitation at Weiss Memorial Hospital. LeAnna helps coordinate the inpatient and outpatient therapy services for pre-operative and post-operative patients from the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss.

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Ezra Hunter, PA-C

is a Physician Assistant for The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Ezra worked in higher education and community-based organizations, and has over 15 years of leadership experience working with LGBTQ+ communities.

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Steven Rosenberg

is the Social Worker for the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss. He performs pre-operative assessments for patients needing post hospital care. Steven spends time with each patient talking through the transition process and giving emotional support when needed.

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