Madeline Deutsch, MD, MPH

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

Madeline B. Deutsch, MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Clinical Family & Community Medicine. She is the founding Medical Director of UCSF Transgender Care, a growing multidisciplinary group providing gender affirming medical, surgical, and mental health care within the UCSF Health System. 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 Health Equity Data Working Group, which aims to develop systemwide data governance practices for race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity data. 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 2000 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. She is currently a Co-investigator on a PCORI-funded study of longitudinal HIV-related and other health outcomes in transgender populations, and a technical advisor for an NIH study developing transgender-specific healthcare quality measures. Dr. Deutsch is a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals LGBT Health, Transgender Health, and the International Journal of Transgenderism. Dr. Deutsch isthe Chapter Lead for the upcoming 8th Revision of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, and is the President-Elect 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 100 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 30 peer-reviewed publications and several textbook chapters on topics in transgender health and medicine.



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

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

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