Medical Team


Loren S. Schechter, M.D.

is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at The University of Illinois at Chicago, attending surgeon at Rush University, and Director of the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He serves on the board of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), helped to author the 7th Edition of The Standards of Care, and serves as co-lead for the Surgery and Post-Operative Care section of the 8th Edition of The Standards of Care. He authored the first surgical atlas concerning Surgical Management of Transgender Individuals and is a founding member and president-elect of The American Society for Gender Surgeons. Dr. Schechter is recognized by Castle Connolly as a “Top Doctor.”

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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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