Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Office of the Dean and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence will host a panel discussion related to LGBTQ+ clinical services at local medical institutions as part of its Virtual Inclusive Talks and Lectures Series (VITALS). This VITALS session, titled “LGBTQ+ Health Across Our Campuses” will be held Wednesday, June 21, from noon to 1 p.m.
Jason Lambrese, assistant dean of student affairs at the School of Medicine, will moderate a panel of faculty members and leaders from Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The panelists will be:
Cecile Audrey Ferrando, director of transgender surgical services at Cleveland Clinic;
Allison Myers, a family medicine physician at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland at MetroHealth;
Michelle Marie Caster, medical director of the Gender Care Program at University Hospitals; and
Megan McNamara, clinical lead physician at the Transgender Clinic at Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
They will discuss LGBTQ+ clinical services at each campus; additional services, treatments, research, education and advances for the LGBTQ+ population; and how faculty, staff and students can get involved. There also will be a Q&A session.