Madeline Deutsch, MD

Primary care specialist

Dr. Madeline Deutsch specializes in providing primary care for gender and sexual minorities, including those from the transgender, gender non-binary, gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer communities. She is the director of UCSF Transgender Care and specializes in managing gender-affirming hormone therapy. Other areas of interest include contraception management and working with patients who have coexisting mental health conditions.

Deutsch has a special interest in disease prevention, dietary and lifestyle approaches to improve health outcomes, and integrative medicine. She believes in practicing a patient-centered, collaborative and individualized approach to prevention and care.

Deutsch earned a medical degree at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, followed by a residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She also received a master's degree in public health from UCLA, and is certified as an HIV expert by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Deutsch has an active research portfolio, which includes the study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the use of electronic medical records to capture gender identity and sexual orientation data, and screening for cancer and sexual health risks in transgender populations. She has produced more than 25 publications on gender and sexual minority health topics and serves as an associate editor for the journal LGBT Health.

This doctor is accepting new patients


Women's Health Primary Care
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.

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Agénor M, White Hughto JM, Peitzmeier SM, Potter J, Deutsch MB, Pardee DJ, Reisner SL. Gender identity disparities in Pap test use in a sample of binary and non-binary transmasculine adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Apr 13.
  2. Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier SM, White Hughto JM, Cavanaugh TP, Pardee DJ, McLean SA, Panther LA, Gelman M, Mimiaga MJ, Potter JE. Test performance and acceptability of self- versus provider-collected swabs for high-risk HPV DNA testing in female-to-male trans masculine patients. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0190172.
  3. Deutsch MB, Radix A, Wesp L. Breast Cancer Screening, Management, and a Review of Case Study Literature in Transgender Populations. Semin Reprod Med. 2017 09; 35(5):434-441.

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.