Who We Are

W H O   W E   A R E


CHRISTINE MILROD, Ph.D. (Human Sexuality), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California/New York), certified as a transgender affirmative WPATH Provider and member (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), as well as a certified sex therapist by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) specializes in gender identity concerns, transgender treatment issues, and human sexuality. Formerly associated with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, she has published and lectured on transgender treatment ethics in minors, surgical transitioning, and the commercial sex industry. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). She is also a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). You can see Dr. Milrod discuss transgender issues and therapy here. (MFC 39265, 2002; NYS 000481, 2006)


JEFFREY GANDIN, M.D., M.S., received his Master’s of Science degree in physiological psychology from California State University at Hayward. He completed medical school at Sackler School of Medicine in Israel and a residency and fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in 2001. In addition to a clinical interest in neuropsychiatry, Dr Gandin specializes in compulsive sexual behavior, gender identity issues, and alternative medicine. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. (A64808, 1998) www.drgandin.com


RICHARD HOROWITZ, MD, F.A.C.P., is board certified in internal medicine and has been a clinical faculty member of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since 1991. Dr. Horowitz received his medical degree from Université François Rabelais in Tours, France in 1983. He completed a fellowship in reproductive immunology at Institut Louis Pasteur in Paris and was Chief Medical Resident of internal medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai City Hospital until 1986. He has been the Chairman and member of Executive Committees at several Los Angeles hospitals, in addition to his academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of. Medicine at UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. A private practitioner and specialist in the area of transgender hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Horowitz is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. (A43197, 1987) www.richardhorowitzmd.com


GARY J. ALTER, MD., is one of only three physicians in the United States who is an ABMS board certified diplomate of both urology and plastic surgery. He is in the private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery with a subspecialty in genital reconstruction, facial feminization surgery, chest contouring, and a full range of Gender Confirming Surgeries for MTF and FTM. Dr. Alter obtained his MD degree from UCLA in 1973 and finished his urology training in 1979 at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After practicing urology for ten years, he entered a plastic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed this residency in June of 1992 and took a fellowship in genital plastic reconstructive surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Alter is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA. He is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, the American Urological Association, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons. (G27611, 1974) www.altermd.com