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Referring Physicians

If there are psychiatric or medical issues that need to be addressed during our coaching or therapy process, the following professionals will be consulted:

DAN KARASIC, MD., has worked at UCSF as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, since 1991, and opened a telepsychiatry private practice in 2020.  He received his M.D. from Yale University and trained in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He created and led transgender health programs, and provided care for people with HIV and other medical illnesses, and has done research on treatment of depression.  He authored many articles and book chapters, and edited the book, Sexual and Gender Diagnoses of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM): A Reevaluation. Dr. Karasic was on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, was a co-author of the WPATH Standards of Care, Version 7, and is chapter lead of the Mental Health chapter of WPATH SOC 8. Has has trained many medical students, residents, psychiatrists, and other health providers at UCSF, across the country, and internationally. He has chaired several conferences. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, current Chair of the APA Workgroup on Gender Dysphoria, a past president of the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, and recipient of the 2012 UCSF Chancellor’s Leadership Award for LGBT Health. (G 65105, 1989)

RICHARD S. HOROWITZ, M.D., F.A.C.P., is board certified in internal medicine and has been a clinical faculty member of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since 1991. He has been the Chairman and member of Executive Committees at several Los Angeles hospitals, in addition to his academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr Horowitz is a member of American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. (A43197, 1987) (310) 358-7200.