Care of the Transgender Transplant Recipient

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00


After participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Use an intersectionality framework to address access to care for gender diverse patients
  2. Review pharmacologic considerations for gender-affirming hormone therapy and immunosuppression in transgender and gender diverse (TGD) adult solid organ transplant recipients
  3. Discuss preventative care and resources available to patients and teams caring for a transgender and gender diverse transplant recipient


  • Jennifer Trofe-Clark, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAST • Program Manager, Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Clinical Research Program, Penn Transplant Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shelby Smout, PhD • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Psychology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA


  • Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, CCTC, FAST • Pregnancy Registry Research Coordinator, Transplant Pregnancy Registry International, Philadelphia, PA
  • William Asch, MD, PhD, FAST • Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), Yale University, New Haven, CT


  • Camilla Nonterah, PhD • Associate Professor of Health Psychology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Additional Resources:

  • More on UNOS/OPTN Data Input (via Matthew Cafarella, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst at UNOS): You can read more about the updated MELD score here: MELD 3.0 is slated to be implemented later this summer. We are also in the process of developing robust educational resources on the topic prior to implementation. I will also add, related to MELD 3.0, that we are still in the process of refining the planned data collection related to TGD candidates. We will provide more information on that once it is final.
  • More on a Presenter's Single-center Experience (via Dr. Jennifer Trofe-Clark): "Ramadan OI, Naji A, Levine MH, Porrett PM, Dunn TB, Nazarian SM, Weinrieb RM, Kaminski M, Johnson D, Trofe-Clark J, Lorincz IS, Blumberg EA, Weikert BC, Bleicher M, Abt PL. Kidney transplantation and donation in the transgender population: A single-institution case series. Am J Transplant. 2020 Oct;20(10):2899-2904. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15963. Epub 2020 May 27. PMID: 32353210" and "Ramadan OI, Naji A, Levine MH, Porrett PM, Dunn TB, Weinrieb RM, Kaminski M, Trofe-Clark J, Lorincz IS, Blumberg E, Weikert BC, Bleicher M, Abt PL. Response to letters concerning: "Kidney transplantation and donation in the transgender population: A single-institution case series". Am J Transplant. 2020 Dec;20(12):3695-3696. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16166. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32594653."
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This topic was suggested by multiple COPs for consideration as part of the T3 webinar series. The AST Education Committee would like to thank APP COP, IDCOP, PCOP, PSECOP, TxPharm COP, and WHCOP for their suggestions and support. Learn more about AST's COPs at

Series category: 
T3: Timely Topics in Transplantion

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