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Gender Clinic Care Team

Tandy Aye, MD

Tandy Aye, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Aye oversees the use of various hormone therapies for gender transitions.

Areas of expertise: transgender health

Jonathan Avila, MD

Jonathan Avila, MD, is a dual fellow in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Avila evaluates the overall health needs of the adolescent and he can serve as the primary care provider.

Areas of expertise: adolescent medicine and endocrinology

Michael Eisenberg, MD

Michael Eisenberg, MD, is board certified in Urology.

Areas of expertise: male fertility preservation

Gary Hartman, MD, MBA

Gary Hartman, MD, MBA, is board certified in Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He provides placement of long term pubertal blockers.

Areas of expertise: surgery

Paula Hillard, MD

Paula Hillard, MD, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and she is the Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program.

Areas of expertise: pediatric and adolescent gynecology

Gisela Sandoval, MD

Gisela Sandoval, MD, is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is available to work along with local psychologists in the community in providing medical therapy.

Areas of expertise: psychiatry

Andrea Tabuenca, PhD

Andrea Tabuenca, PhD, is a child psychologist.

Areas of expertise: psychology

Kari Benassi, NP

Kari Benassi, NP

Areas of expertise: pediatric endocrinology

Kimberly Clash, NP

Kimberly Clash, NP

Areas of expertise: pediatric endocrinology

Cathy Costaglio, NP

Cathy Costaglio, NP, assesses the safety and urinary health care needs of transgendered youth.

Areas of expertise: pediatric urology

Amy Valentine, LCSW

Amy Valentine, LCSW, initially meets with each child/adolescent and family. She guides each family with their next steps.

Areas of expertise: social work

Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH

Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH, is board certified in Family Medicine.

Areas of expertise: pediatrics, adolescent medicine, LGBTQQI

Benjamin (Huang) Laniakea, MD

Benjamin (Huang) Laniakea, MD, is board certified in Family Medicine.

Areas of expertise: full spectrum GSM (gender and sexual minority)

Tobias Hays, MD

Tobias Hays, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics.

Areas of expertise: pediatrics

    Support Staff

    Lauren Davis, RN

    Megan St. Martin, RN

    Karen Mendoza, Medical Assistant

    Jeannine De Aguinaga, Patient Navigator
    Our patient navigator focuses on you/your LGBTQ+ needs. The navigator helps guide you through our health care system and works to overcome obstacles that are in the way of you receiving the care and treatment you require.

    Physician Practice Manager 

     Christopher Morris
    Christopher Morris