Dr. Kathy L. Rumer, DO, FACOS, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and one of the United States’ leading gender affirming surgeons, recently partnered with Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia to launch a gender reassignment surgery program for transgender individuals. The Transgender Surgical Program was launched at Hahnemann in the fall of 2016.
Dr. Rumer and her team decided to bring her surgical practice to Hahnemann in order to accomplish a long-term goal: to positively change the future and accessibility of competent transgender healthcare.
Dr. Rumer is well-versed in transgender health, with an extensive background that includes surgical collaboration abroad with internationally recognized experts, presentations, clinical research and the development of scholarly articles. She helps hundreds of transgender patients each year, offering the full spectrum of gender affirming surgery procedures:
- Facial Feminization Surgery
- Breast Augmentation
- Body Feminization
- FTM Top Surgery
- Body Masculinization
Dr. Rumer earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery and a residency in general surgery. It was during her fellowship that her interest in transgender healthcare was piqued after participating in a Gender Reassignment Surgery for the first time. That moment led her to focus her medical career on serving the transgender community.
Dr. Rumer will work closely with Hahneman’s surgeons to provide comprehensive surgical care for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals that includes plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as gynecology and urology.
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Hospital is an academic medical center partnered with Drexel University College of Medicine in providing medical education to students and providers in Philadelphia. Hahnemann is the first academic medical center in Philadelphia to offer a transgender surgery program.