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Dr. Loren Schechter Announced as Scientific Advisor for the International Museum of Surgical Science’s Gender Transition Exhibit

Dr. Schechter will serve as a Scientific Advisor for the museum’s upcoming gender transition exhibit. He will advise the medio-surgical content for the exhibit. Dr. Schechter was selected for this role because of his experience with gender confirmation surgery. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and went on […]

Data Shows Surge in Gender Confirmation Surgeries

According to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gender confirmation surgeries are up almost 20% from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,300 gender confirmation surgeries being performed in 2016. Until recently, these procedures were not easily available to prospective patients. The increase in popularity of transgender procedures has allowed for easier […]

Transmale Genital Surgery Cadaver Course, October 2016

Register for a Transmale Genital Surgery Course This October, Dr. Loren Schechter, MD, FACS and Dr. Ervin Kocjancic, MD, are the course directors of a world-class Transmale Genital Surgery Course. It is taking place from Thursday, October 20th to Saturday, October 22nd. Learn more details on the course here. This post graduate course features a day of […]

Dr. Loren Schechter’s Article in Transgender Health

Loren S. Schechter, M.D. Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Loren Schechter has an article published in the inaugural issue of Transgender Health. This medical publication is the first peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to addressing the comprehensive healthcare needs of the transgender community. Transgender Health features works that discuss transgender issues occurring at the intersection of healthcare, research, policy, and […]

Dr. Loren Schechter Lends his Expertise in Gender Reassignment Surgery in The New York Times

On December 12, 2015, The New York Times published a powerful article chronicling the journey of Kricket Nimmons, a 40-year-old transgender woman completing her bottom gender reassignment surgery: vaginoplasty. Loren S. Schechter, M.D. Plastic Surgery’s own Dr. Loren Schechter, a specialist in the field, lends his expertise in the article “‘A Whole New Being’: How Kricket Nimmons Seized the Transgender Moment.” Read the compelling […]

Dr. Loren Schechter Moderates the Inaugural Gender Confirmation Surgery Panel Held at the Nation’s Premiere Plastic Surgery Event

On October 19, 2015, Dr. Loren Schechter moderated the first ever panel about gender confirmation surgery held at Plastic Surgery the Meeting, the nation’s premiere plastic surgery event for doctors. He also lectured on the mechanics of gender confirmation surgery. Read the Boston Magazine article featuring Dr. Schechter below to learn more: Dr. Loren Schechter Moderates the Inaugural Gender Confirmation […]

Sex Change Benefits for Chicago Health Care Plans as of Oct.

Transgender city employees and their dependents will soon get $100,000 in costs tied to their gender reassignment surgeries covered by taxpayer-subsidized city health insurance, under a groundbreaking mayoral order disclosed Wednesday.   Read more here: Sex Change Benefits for Chicago Health Care Plans as of Oct.