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Madeline Deutsch, M.D.

Primary care specialist

Dr. Madeline Deutsch specializes in transgender/gender non-conforming/lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) primary care health services. She has a special interest in disease prevention, dietary and lifestyle approaches to improve health outcomes and believes in practicing a patient-centered, collaborative and individualized approach to prevention and care. Deutsch has served as a program director at a large LGBT-oriented primary care clinic. She serves on the medical advisory board and is the clinical leader at the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, and was instrumental in developing the UCSF Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care.

Deutsch earned a medical degree at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. Her research focuses on the effects of hormones on lipids and metabolism, cervical cancer risk in transgender men, issues impacting primary care access for transgender people, and the use of electronic medical records in the care of transgender people. She sits on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Transgenderism and the Journal of LGBT Health. As a transgender woman and a lesbian herself, Deutsch understands first-hand the needs and special considerations in caring for transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

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Women's Health Primary Care at Mount Zion
2356 Sutter St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94143
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 885-7788
Fax: (415) 353-2494

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Deutsch MB, Bhakri V, Kubicek K. Effects of cross-sex hormone treatment on transgender women and men. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar; 125(3):605-10.
  2. Deutsch MB, Buchholz D. Electronic Health Records and Transgender Patients-Practical Recommendations for the Collection of Gender Identity Data. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jan 6.
  3. Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Radix A, Borquez A, Silva-Santisteban A, Deutsch MB, Khan SI, Winter S, Operario D. HIV risk and preventive interventions in transgender women sex workers. Lancet. 2015 Jan 17; 385(9964):274-86.
  4. Deutsch MB, Keatley J, Sevelius J, Shade SB. Collection of gender identity data using electronic medical records: survey of current end-user practices. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 25(6):657-63.
  5. Bauer GR, Scheim AI, Deutsch MB, Massarella C. Reported emergency department avoidance, use, and experiences of transgender persons in Ontario, Canada: results from a respondent-driven sampling survey. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 63(6):713-20.e1.
  6. Deutsch MB, Green J, Keatley J, Mayer G, Hastings J, Hall AM. Electronic medical records and the transgender patient: recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):700-3.
  7. Deutsch MB, Feldman JL. Updated recommendations from the world professional association for transgender health standards of care. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jan 15; 87(2):89-93.
  8. Deutsch MB. Use of the Informed Consent Model in the Provision of Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: A Survey of the Practices of Selected Clinics. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2012; 13(3):140-146.
  9. Deutsch MB. Gender Affirming Surgeries: Developing a Framework for Psychosocial Support and Care Navigation in the Perioperative Period. J Healthcare of the Poor and Underserved. In Press.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.