Weiss Memorial Hospital Psychologist Earns Top Honor For Transgender Advocacy

CHICAGO, Illinois (October 26, 2018) –  Randi Ettner, PhD, Weiss Memorial Hospital was awarded the Distinguished Education and Advocacy Award from the World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH) for her significant contributions for transgender health and rights through education and advocacy.
Dr. Ettner, an international leader in the field of transgender health, is a clinical and forensic psychologist at the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

She is the Secretary of WPATH and executive board member, an author of the Standards of Care, and Chair of the Committee for Institutionalized Persons. She was the lead expert in the lawsuit that overturned Medicare’s exclusion of surgery and has been instrumental in the passage of anti-discrimination laws. Dr. Ettner provided testimony that helped establish legal precedent for the rights of transgender individuals in the workplace and appropriate treatment for prisoners, including the first case to provide surgery to an incarcerated transwoman. She was invited to present evidence-based care of transgender people to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services.

About the Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery
The Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery at Weiss is one of only a handful of centers in the country that offers a comprehensive approach to gender confirmation surgery. The center offers the full spectrum of trans-masculine and trans-feminine procedures consistent with the guidelines established by WPATH.

A dedicated program coordinator helps patients navigate the process, and after surgery, patients recover on a dedicated post-surgical unit that features private rooms overlooking Lake Michigan.

For more information, call (844) 696-9834 or visit WeissGenderSurgery.com.

About Weiss Memorial Hospital
Weiss Memorial Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 236-bed community healthcare facility on Chicago’s North Side overlooking Lake Michigan. With more than 400 doctors—many of whom are academically affiliated—and 43 medical specialties, the hospital meets the needs of its patients through a full range of services. For more information, visit WeissHospital.com or call (800) 503-1234.

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