Larner College of Medicine at UVM: Imbasciani Lecture: Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care

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Trans 101, creating a welcoming environment of care, hormone therapy and its impact on health and medical monitoring were among the areas touched on by national LGBTQ health expert Henry Ng, M.D., M.P.H., during the Larner College of Medicine's 4th annual Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on “Incorporating Transgender Care into Everyday Primary Care” on October 4. 

Ng's talk was hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

The chair of the Department of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Ng is also an associate professor and assistant dean for admissions at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree at Michigan State University, followed by a residency and chief residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at MetroHealth and joined the Case Western faculty in 2006. In 2012, he completed a master’s degree in public health at Case Western, with an emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention for LGBT populations. In addition to his leadership role with the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association), Ng has been actively involved in medical education and mentorship. His clinical and academic work focuses on delivering culturally and clinically competent care to medically vulnerable populations. In 2007, he co-founded and has since served as the clinical director of the PRIDE Clinic, Ohio’s first medical home for LGBT patients. Ng’s academic interests focus on LGBT health, health disparities and public/population health. He is an associate editor for the journal LGBT Health and has directed the LGBT clinical elective “PRIDE Clinic” at CWRU School of Medicine since 2008. Ng has received a number of community and academic awards, including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2009), the Cleveland Human Rights Campaign Leadership Award (2013), and the Gender Equity Award (2016). He has also served on the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Larner College of Medicine.

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