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2020 HEI Leader UHealthOur medical providers are committed to ensuring that all patients have access to high quality, comprehensive medical and mental health care with compassion and sensitivity in a confidential setting, regardless of sexual expression or gender identity.

We provide medical and mental health services specifically designed to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning patients, including:

  • Primary medical care including routine health care physicals
  • Comprehensive gender affirmation procedures
  • Individual psychotherapy around all mental health issues including transitioning issues

“Be The Best Version of U”

A person sitting at a table.

Physical and emotional transition, done with great care and research, aligns your outer appearance with your inner identity. Any path you choose on your journey is appropriate. What is important is that you feel secure, comfortable and healthy along the way. Here at the UHealth Tower, our medical team and hospital staff are committed to serving you during this exciting time.

Your choice of surgeons and program is determined by many factors including the credentials of the surgeon, our commitment to excellence, the friendliness of the office and hospital staff, our location, and value. We believe that our comprehensive and detailed package is the premier choice.

Your first priority is the skill and credentials of the surgeons. Ours are at the top of their field.

Our Location

UHealth Tower is a fully accredited 560-bed hospital located in downtown Miami, Florida. Patients undergoing genital procedures, including GAS (gender affirmation surgery), will enjoy the utmost privacy during their outpatient or inpatient procedures. A private room will be made available for inpatient procedures in our very modern, comfortable hospital. Our staff is very familiar with caring for a wide range of patients including celebrities, politicians, and royalty. Your privacy is our pleasure.

Please note:

Patients under the age of 18 will need parental consent for genital procedures. For patients with Gender Identity diagnosis, our physician staff will follow the guidelines of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). These guidelines are established to ensure that you are fully prepared for surgery. They recommend one/two referral letters prior to undergoing surgery. These letters must be from an experienced mental health professional, who you have worked with for over a year. Letters must state that gender affirming surgery is the correct course of treatment for the patient.

To schedule an appointment, call 866-436-3786 (GendrUM).

For more information, email Lauren Foster or call 305-689-3380.

LGBTQ Service Providers at UHealth

LGBTQ Services website

Information: 305-689-3380
Appointments: 866-436-3786 (GendrUM) for plastic surgery only now.


Lauren Foster
Phone: 305-689-3380


Sara Danker, MD
1-866-GendrUM (1-866-436-3786)

Wrood Kassira, MD
1-866-GendrUM (1-866-436-3786)


Lydia Fein, MD, MPH
UM-UHT Clinic: 305-243-4960
UM-Jackson North Clinic: 305-654-3140


Phone: 305-243-7429

Lainey Kieffer, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Katelin Snow, MD (Internal Medicine at Lennar)

Caroline Rinehart, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Mario Garcia, APRN

T’anjuihsein Marx, MD

UM Health Center (for students only):

Renaldo Barros, ARNP


1-866-GendrUM (1-866-436-3786)
Phone for Laryngology: 305-243-2587
Phone for Speech Pathology: 305-243-4315

David Rosow, MD

Adam Lloyd, SLP-D, CCC-SLP, MM

Michelle Bretl, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology


Laura Beauchamps, MD


Point of Contact for scheduling:
Gladys Robles (305) 243-0214, option #3

Marissa Echenique, PsyD
Speech-Language Pathology

Elisa Diaz, PsyD

All staff members at UHealth Tower are encouraged to participate in the Employee Resource Group (ERG), which is led by Lauren Foster and Estin Kelly. UHealth is committed to providing resources that will accommodate a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.

Contact the UHealth ERG co-chairs:

Email Estin Kelly
Email Lauren Foster

Patient Rights & Responsibilities


You have the right to express grievances to the appropriate state licensing agency regarding any violation of your rights as stated in Florida law using the grievance procedure of your health care provider or facility.

And, you have the right to contact regulatory agencies for safety and quality of care concerns, without compromising patient care, including:

The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Online Complaint Form:

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Online Complaint Form: