Maddie Deutsch, MD, MPH

Associate Professor,
Family Community Medicine
+1 415 797-7136

Madeline B. Deutsch, MD MPH is a Professor of Clinical Family & Community Medicine. She is the founding Medical Director of the UCSF Gender Affirming Health Program, a growing multidisciplinary group providing gender affirming medical, surgical, and mental health care within the UCSF Health System. Dr. Deutsch provides specialty consultation for and management of gender affirming hormone therapy, as well as primary care services for trans, non-binary, and gender expansive adults in the program's clinic based at 1725 Montgomery St. Dr. Deutsch also attends on a part-time basis in the emergency department at UCSF-Parnassus.

Dr. Deutsch serves as the faculty lead for the implementation of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data collection workflows at UCSF Health, and is a member of the Data Equity Work Group, which aims to develop systemwide data governance practices for race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity data. Dr. Deutsch is also a Clinician Co-Lead for Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at UCSF Health, and is a Faculty Leader for the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter Initiative. She uses telehealth technology to provide gender affirming hormone therapy to patients located remote to the Bay Area. Since 2006 she has cared for more than 4000 transgender patients. Dr. Deutsch serves as the editor of the UCSF Guidelines for the Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People, which are accessed by several thousand individual visitors each month.

Dr. Deutsch was previously the Principal Investigator for a UCSF/RAP funded study of methods for collection of gender identity data in a clinical setting, a Co-Principal Investigator on a California HIV/AIDS Research Program to study HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in transgender populations, and a Co-Investigator on a study of cervical cancer and sexual health screening approaches in transmasculine people, among other research endeavors. Dr. Deutsch is a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals LGBT Health, Transgender Health, and the International Journal of Transgenderism. Dr. Deutsch was the Chapter Lead for Primary Care for the 8th Revision of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, serves on the WPATH Board of Directors, and is the current President of that organization's US chapter (USPATH). She served as the scientific chair for the USPATH 2019 2nd Biennial Conference in Washington, DC.

Dr. Deutsch has extensive experience in providing technical and capacity building assistance for clinics aiming to initiate or improve transgender care programs, and has in the past served as a consultant in transgender capacity building for two large student health centers and a Federally Qualified Health Center. She has delivered more than 200 national and international invited lectures. She has worked on international capacity building projects, including chairing a 2 day bilingual training on transgender clinical care in San Juan, Puerto Rico, meeting with the Vice President of Peru to discuss transgender health needs, and lecturing on hormone therapy dosing at the 1st International Symposium on HIV and Transgender People in Mexico City, Mexico. She chairs a biennial CME course at UCSF on transgender clinical care, and is the course chair of the annual Transgender Medicine elective course for UCSF health professions students. Dr. Deutsch has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and several textbook chapters on topics in transgender health and medicine.


Correction to: Factors associated with transmasculine adults recently engaging in sexual behavior with partners of unknown STI and HIV status.

AIDS and behavior

Pletta DR, Hughto JMW, Peitzmeier SM, Deutsch MB, Pardee DJ, Potter J, Reisner SL

High Awareness but Low Uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Community Sample of Trans Masculine Adults in Massachusetts.

AIDS patient care and STDs

Hughto JMW, Fernández Y, Restar A, Klasko-Foster LB, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier S, Potter J, Mimiaga MJ, Reisner SL

Factors associated with transmasculine adults recently engaging in sexual behavior with partners of unknown STI and HIV status.

AIDS and behavior

Pletta DR, White Hughto JM, Peitzmeier SM, Deutsch MB, Pardee DJ, Potter J, Reisner SL

Considering Quality Measures for the Care of Transgender Patients: Preliminary Findings from a Technical Expert Panel.

LGBT health

Dunbar MS, Hughto JMW, Jasuja GK, Quinn EK, Deutsch M, Radix A, Feldman J, Abbott J, Safer JD, Thompson J, Rose AJ

Building H.O.U.S.E (Healthy Outcomes Using a Supportive Environment): Exploring the Role of Affordable and Inclusive Housing for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Rosenwohl-Mack A, Smith D, Greene M, Skultety K, Deutsch M, Dubbin L, Flatt JD

Uptake, Retention, and Adherence to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in TRIUMPH: A Peer-Led PrEP Demonstration Project for Transgender Communities in Oakland and Sacramento, California.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Sevelius JM, Glidden DV, Deutsch M, Welborn L, Contreras A, Salinas A, Venegas L, Grant RM

Trends in Feminizing Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients, 2006–2017.

Transgender Health

Adam J. Rose, Jaclyn M.W. Hughto, Michael S. Dunbar, Emily K. Quinn, Madeline Deutsch, Jamie Feldman, Asa Radix, Joshua D. Safer, Jillian C. Shipherd, Julie Thompson, Guneet K. Jasuja

Sex Hormone Therapy and Tenofovir Diphosphate Concentration in Dried Blood Spots: Primary Results of the iBrEATHe Study.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Grant RM, Pellegrini M, Defechereux PA, Anderson PL, Yu M, Glidden DV, O'Neal J, Yager J, Bhasin S, Sevelius J, Deutsch MB

Using Standardized Patients to Augment Communication Skills and Self-Efficacy in Caring for Transgender Youth.

Academic pediatrics

Vance SR, Dentoni-Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Deutsch MB, Meyers MJ, Buckelew SM

Longitudinal Cohort Study of Gender Affirmation and HIV-Related Health in Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults: The LEGACY Project Protocol.

JMIR research protocols

Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Mayer KH, Potter J, Gonzalez A, Keuroghlian AS, Hughto JM, Campbell J, Asquith A, Pardee DJ, Pletta DR, Radix A

Endometrial findings among transgender and gender nonbinary people using testosterone at the time of gender-affirming hysterectomy.

Fertility and sterility

Hawkins M, Deutsch MB, Obedin-Maliver J, Stark B, Grubman J, Jacoby A, Jacoby VL

Beyond Gender Identity Disorder Diagnoses Codes: An Examination of Additional Methods to Identify Transgender Individuals in Administrative Databases.

Medical care

Jasuja GK, de Groot A, Quinn EK, Ameli O, Hughto JMW, Dunbar M, Deutsch M, Streed CG, Paasche-Orlow MK, Wolfe HL, Rose AJ


Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Spinelli MA, Rodrigues WC, Wang G, Vincent M, Glidden DV, Okochi H, Stalter R, Defechereux P, Deutsch M, Grant RM, Ngure K, Mugo NR, Baeten JM, Gandhi M

Individual- and Partnership-Level Correlates of Protective Barrier Use in a Sample of Transmasculine Adults with Diverse Sexual Partnerships.

AIDS patient care and STDs

Pletta DR, White Hughto JM, Peitzmeier S, Deutsch MB, Pardee D, Potter J, Reisner SL

A Pediatric Transgender Medicine Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Trainees.

MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources

Vance SR, Buckelew SM, Dentoni-Lasofsky B, Ozer E, Deutsch MB, Meyers M

Recent Penile Sexual Contact is Associated with an Increased Odds of High-Risk Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection in Transgender Men.

Sexually transmitted diseases

Deutsch MB, Reisner SL, Peitzmeier S, Potter J, Cavanaugh T, Pardee D, Hughto JMW


Innovation in Aging

Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, Matt Beld, Meredith Greene, Karyn Skultety, Leslie Dubbin, Madeline B Deutsch, Jason D Flatt

The contraceptive and reproductive history and planning goals of trans masculine adults: a mixed methods study.


Stark B, Hughto JMW, Charlton BM, Deutsch MB, Potter J, Reisner SL

Development of a Novel Tool to Assess Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender Individuals.

Journal of interpersonal violence

Peitzmeier SM, Hughto JMW, Potter J, Deutsch MB, Reisner SL

Clinical Chemistry's Special Issue on Men's Health.

Clinical chemistry

Park JY, Deutsch MB, Koenig W, Lilja H, Platz EA

Gender identity disparities in Pap test use in a sample of binary and non-binary transmasculine adults.

Journal of general internal medicine

Agénor M, White Hughto JM, Peitzmeier SM, Potter J, Deutsch MB, Pardee DJ, Reisner SL

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

Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier SM, White Hughto JM, Cavanaugh TP, Pardee DJ, McLean SA, Panther LA, Gelman M, Mimiaga MJ, Potter JE

Comparing self- and provider-collected swabbing for HPV DNA testing in female-to-male transgender adult patients: a mixed-methods biobehavioral study protocol.

BMC infectious diseases

Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier SM, White Hughto JM, Cavanaugh T, Pardee DJ, McLean S, Marrow EJ, Mimiaga MJ, Panther L, Gelman M, Green J, Potter J

Outcome and Impact Evaluation of a Transgender Health Course for Health Profession Students.

LGBT health

Braun HM, Garcia-Grossman IR, Quiñones-Rivera A, Deutsch MB

Enhancing Pediatric Trainees' and Students' Knowledge in Providing Care to Transgender Youth.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Vance SR, Deutsch MB, Rosenthal SM, Buckelew SM

Language and trans health.

International Journal of Transgender Health

Walter Pierre Bouman, Amets Suess Schwend, Joz Motmans, Adam Smiley, Joshua D. Safer, Madeline B. Deutsch, Noah J. Adams, Sam Winter

Global implementation of PrEP as part of combination HIV prevention – Unsolved challenges.

Journal of the International AIDS Society

Carlos F Cáceres, Linda-Gail Bekker, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Carlos F Cáceres, Linda-Gail Bekker, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Carlos F Cáceres, Annick Borquez, Jeffrey D Klausner, Rachel Baggaley, Chris Beyrer, Jessica B McGillen, Sarah-Jane Anderson, Timothy B Hallett, Frances M Cowan, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Eduard J Sanders, Nelly R Mugo, Fernand A Guedou, Michel Alary, Luc Behanzin, Owen Mugurungi, Linda-Gail Bekker, Iryna Zablotska, Andrew E Grulich, Nittaya Phanuphak, Tarandeep Anand, Surang Janyam, Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Rachel Baggaley, Frits van Griensven, Ying-Ru Lo, Giovanni Ravasi, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Ricardo Baruch, Juan Vicente Guanira, Ricardo Luque, Carlos F Cáceres, Massimo Ghidinelli, Sheena Mary McCormack, Veronica Noseda, Jean-Michel Molina, Jae M Sevelius, Madeline B Deutsch, Robert Grant, Sybil Hosek, Connie Celum, Craig M Wilson, Bill Kapogiannis, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Linda-Gail Bekker, Rosalind L Coleman, Susie McLean, Gus P Cairns, Kane Race, Pedro Goicochea

Integrated and Gender-Affirming Transgender Clinical Care and Research.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Reisner SL, Radix A, Deutsch MB

Transgender Women in Clinical Trials of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Grant RM, Sevelius JM, Guanira JV, Aguilar JV, Chariyalertsak S, Deutsch MB

Response to Dr. Thompson and Colleagues.

LGBT health

Cahill SR, Baker K, Deutsch MB, Keatley J, Makadon HJ

Adult development and quality of life of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity

Bockting W, Coleman E, Deutsch MB, Guillamon A, Meyer I, Meyer W, Reisner S, Sevelius J, Ettner R

Advancing methods for US transgender health research.

Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity

Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Bhasin S, Bockting W, Brown GR, Feldman J, Garofalo R, Kreukels B, Radix A, Safer JD, Tangpricha V, T'Sjoen G, Goodman M

Priorities for transgender medical and healthcare research.

Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity

Feldman J, Brown GR, Deutsch MB, Hembree W, Meyer W, Meyer-Bahlburg HF, Tangpricha V, T'Sjoen G, Safer JD

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in transgender women: a subgroup analysis of the iPrEx trial.

The lancet. HIV

Deutsch MB, Glidden DV, Sevelius J, Keatley J, McMahan V, Guanira J, Kallas EG, Chariyalertsak S, Grant RM

Effects of cross-sex hormone treatment on transgender women and men.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Deutsch MB, Bhakri V, Kubicek K

HIV risk and preventive interventions in transgender women sex workers.

Lancet (London, England)

Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Radix A, Borquez A, Silva-Santisteban A, Deutsch MB, Khan SI, Winter S, Operario D

Collection of gender identity data using electronic medical records: survey of current end-user practices.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Deutsch MB, Keatley J, Sevelius J, Shade SB

Electronic medical records and the transgender patient: recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Deutsch MB, Green J, Keatley J, Mayer G, Hastings J, Hall AM