NYAGRA Transgender Health Care Provider Directory

July 2009

Compiled by Kelly White, editor
Under the direction of Pauline Park, excutive editor

With designs for both front and back covers by
Dennis Yuen of Litchinut
and printing by Bargain Printing

The New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy‘s work on health care access builds on our work in leading the campaign for the New York City transgender rights law (Int. No. 24, enacted as Local Law 3 of 2002 by the New York City Council), which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression in health care and social services as well as in employment, housing and public accommodations.

We look forward to hearing back from users of the directory about the providers in it as well as providers who are not listed but who they think should be. You can provide feedback and input on the directory and the providers listed in it by calling the NYAGRA office at (212) 675-3288 or by e-mailing paulinepark@earthlink.net. There are many people to thank for their help in putting together this directory:

  • Kelly White, who compiled the directory as NYAGRA’s 2009 summer intern. She did the work of pulling together names of providers and working with our designer and our printer under tight deadlines and carried out responsibilities far greater than those borne by most summer interns. Kelly joined NYAGRA as part of a paid summer internship through the Cornell Urban Scholars Program (CUSP), without whose support this project would not have been possible;
  • Sarah Smith, CUSP program coordinator; John Nettleton, CUSP executive director; and Ann Forsyth, CUSP campus director;
  • Queens Pride House (a center for the LGBT communities of Queens), which housed Kelly during her summer internship;
  • The Latino Commission on AIDS, which has housed NYAGRA and provided ongoing infrastructural support to the organization since 2002;
  • Dennis Yuen of the Litchinut design studio, who worked under a very tight deadline to put together wonderful designs for the front and back covers;
  • Bargain Printing for efficiency and attention to detail;
  • And last but not least, the members of the transgender community of New York, who inspired us to do this work and who continue to inspire us to work towards the day when everyone can access safe, affordable, sensitive, high-quality health care, regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Pauline Park, chair
New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)


General Medical Clinics

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
General medicine, lesbian health services, HIV/AIDS services, Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT), senior health services, transgender services, mental health services, dentistry, gynecology, HIV/AIDS services, free yoga
356 West 18th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 271-7200

Community Healthcare Network
Primary care, HIV care, mental health care, health education, women’s health care, social services (locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens)
Bronx Health Center
Transgender program
975 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 320-4466

Positive Health Project
Medical services, psychotherapy and counseling, acupuncture, support groups, transgender program
301 West 37th Street (near Eighth Ave)
New York, NY 10018
(212) 465-8304

Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center
William F. Ryan Community Health Network
645 Tenth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-4500

Sidney Hillman Family Practice
Low-cost, supportive services, discount program for hormones
16 East 16th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 924-7744




Wylie Hembree, M.D.
101 Central Park West (at 70th Street), Suite 1B
New York, NY 10023
(212) 721-3622

Anastasios Manessis, M.D.
Medical associate of St. Vincent’s Manhattan
130 West 12th Street, Suite 7D
New York, NY 10011
(212) 604-8918

Edward Merker, M.D.
237 East 20th Street, Apartment 1A
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-3280
35 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 288-1110

Iven S. Young, M.D.
130 West 12th Street, Suite 7D
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-9332

Barnett Zumoff, M.D.
Beth Israel Medical Center
317 East 17th St (between First and Second Avenues), 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 420-4008


Armand G. Cacciarelli, M.D.
314 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-7638
1886 Broadway (at 62nd Street)
New York, NY 10023
(212) 247-8100

Anthony Weiss, M.D.
West Side Gastroenterology
620 Columbus Avenue
(212) 721-2600


Planned Parenthood of NYC
STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, gynecological exams, colposcopy, birth control/contraception, Emergency Contraception (EC), pregnancy testing and options counseling, abortion services, public insurance screening
Health centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn
(212) 965-7000

Michele Isaacs Gliksman, M.D.
155 North Washington Avenue, Suite D
Bergenfield, NJ  07621
(201) 384-8310

Jennifer Johnson, C.N.M.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 271-7200

Shelly Kolton, M.D.
Downtown Women OB-GYN Associates, LLP
568 Broadway, Suite 304
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-7600

Carla Waldron, M.D.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 271-7200

Internal Medicine

John Andrilli, M.D.
Medical associate of St. Vincent’s Manhattan
222 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 604-1800

M. K. Bartalos, M.D.
30 West 60th Street, Suite 1F
New York, NY 10023
(212) 262-5291

Ellen Birenbaum, M.D.
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East, Suite 3D
New York, NY 10003
(212) 420-3494

Paul W. Bushkuhl, M.D.
Medical associate of St. Vincent’s Manhattan
222 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 604-1800

Stephen Dillon, M.D.
314 West 14th Street, Suite 5
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0144


Josh Torgovnick, M.D.
31 Washington Square West, Suite 3F
New York, NY 10011
(212) 995-2688

Primary Care

Michelle Alpert, D.O.
89 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 675-9343

Krisczar Bungay, M.D.
314 West 14th Street, Suite 5
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0144

Robert Chavez, M.D.
24 East 12th Street, Suite 604
New York, NY 10003
(212) 741-3030


Guy Glass, M.D.
145 East 15th Street, Apartment 1F
New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-6209

Robert Morrison, M.D.
Community Healthcare Network
975 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459-3204
(718) 320-4466

Richard Pleak, M.D.
Director of Education & Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
(718) 470-3517

Andrew Tatarsky, M.D.
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite #1403
New York, NY 10016
(212) 633-8157


Richard Coburn, M.D.
Plastic surgeon
880 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-5100

Nadeem A. Chaudhry, M.D.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
8411 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 921-4181
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Maynard 8th Floor
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-6920

Jamie Koufman, M.D.
Laryngologist and surgeon
The Voice Institute of New York
200 West 57th Street, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10019
(212) 436-8014

Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Institute for Advanced Medicine
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10011
(212) 604-1730

Paul Weiss, F.A.C.S.
Plastic surgery
1049 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2D
New York, NY
(212) 861-8000


Beth Israel Medical Center
Urology Clinic
10 Union Square East
New York, NY 10003
(212) 844-8900

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Identity House
Peer counseling, group support, and therapy referrals for the LGBT community
Walk-in center: 208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-8181

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP)
1841 Broadway (at 60th Street)
New York, NY 10023
(212) 333-3444

Institute for Human Identity
Clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, and consulting psychiatrists
322 Eighth Avenue (at 26th Street), Suite 802
New York, NY 10001
(212) 243-2830

Institute for Personal Growth
Counseling and psychotherapy
8 South Third Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(800) 379-9220

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Center CARE
Gender Identity Project, HIV & AIDS Support, Lesbian Cancer Initiative, SmokeFree Project, Immigrant Support, Foundations for Recovery, Yoga for People of All Genders
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-7310

Ady Ben-Israel, MA, LMSW
138 West 25th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10001
(212) 501- 2767

Michelle Billies, LCSW-R
Gestalt psychotherapist
220 5th Avenue, Suite #802
New York, NY 10001
(917) 763-8219

Laura Booker, LCSW
138 West 25th Street, Suite 801- A13
New York, NY 10001
(917) 517-5566
Maplewood, NJ office (location TBA)

Jack Burkhalter, Ph.D.
Assistant attending psychologist
Assistant Director, Smoking Cessation Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(646) 888-0040

Nicholas A. Calabro, LMSW
Psychotherapist, social worker
62-40 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park, Queens, 11374
Office (718) 275-8117
Mobile (914) 844-4558

John C. Capozuca, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist
373 Bleecker Street, Suite 1-C
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-4310

Ray Carannante, LCSW
435 West 23rd Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10011
(917) 531-7806

Joseph Cohen, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist
160 Broadway, Suite 900 East
(646) 265-3079

Michael Demarco, MSLMFT, LMHC, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, clinical sexologist
138 West 25th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 343-7008

Tiger Howard Devore, Ph.D.
Psychologist, certified sex therapist
(646) 861-3882
16 W 19th Street, #2C
New York, NY 10011

Deborah Feller, MFA, LCSW, NCAC II
412 Sixth Avenue, Suite 603
New York, NY 10011-8409
(212) 979-2979

Giselle Gavilanes, LCSW
475 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(917) 593-2155

Marta Helliesen, Ph.D.
Sex therapist
80 East 11th Street #303
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-9301

Suzanne Hirsch, Ph.D.
Adult outpatient psychiatry
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health
234 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 579-5043

Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D.
Psychologist for individuals and couples; sex therapy
26 West 90th Street, #1
New York, NY 10024
(212) 579-3707

Shelley Juran, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist
163 Clinton Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
(718) 625-6526

Ami B. Kaplan, LCSW
113 University Place #1008
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-1884

Terry LaFrazia, LCSW
Counseling for transgendered individuals and their partners
24 West 9th Street, Suite 1G
New York, NY 10011
(347) 693-1379

Sue Langer, LCSW-R
Individual and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults with specialties in trans-identities and other areas
138 West 25th Street, 6th floor, #17
New York, NY 10001
(917) 617-0243

Briana Myers, LCSW
Counseling and therapy
80 East 11th Street, #544
New York, NY 10003
(212) 613-3159

Elijah Nealy, LCSW
Individual, couple, adolescent, and family counseling
Manhattan office
(917) 509-6242

Louis Pansulla, LCSW
49 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 633-8070

Angelo Pezzote, MA, NCC
Gender and gay issues
328 West 19th Street, Apartment 3A
New York, NY 10011
(917) 673-5003

Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist
49 W. 24th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 206-3636

Judith Ruiz, CPA
26 West 9th Street
New York, NY 10011-8971
(212) 505-0419

David Schwing, LCSW
1133 Broadway at 26th Street, Room 510
New York, NY 10010
(646) 336-7537

Emily Siegel, LCSW
26 Court Street, Suite 403
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 393-7773

Barbara Warren, Psy.D.
Psychotherapy and consultation
373 Bleecker St., Suite 1-C
New York, NY 10014
(917) 971-0689

Connie Christine Wheeler, Ph.D.
East 46th Street
New York, NY
(212) 599-2254

David Yonkin, LCSW
211 West 56th Street, Suite 3-G
New York, NY 10019
(917) 842-2655


AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC)
Case management, housing, legal, mental health, and health education and prevention services; HIV testing & counseling, STI testing, primary medical care
97-45 Queens Boulevard, 12th Floor
Rego Park, NY 11374
Rego Park: (718) 896-2500
Jamaica: (718) 739-2525
Far Rockaway: (718) 868-8645
Long Island City: (718) 472-9400
Long Island City II: (718) 752-1590

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)
Comprehensive STD testing and treatment and HIV primary care, including comprehensive medical care, mental health services, acupuncture, case management services, and linguistic assistance
LGBT Program
400 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-7940

Bronx Health Center HIV Unit
Community Healthcare Network
975 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 991-9499

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Counseling, HIV and STI testing, services for people living with HIV/AIDS
119 West 24th Street (between Sixth & Seventh Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 367-1000
Hotline: (212) 807-6655 or (800) 243-7692

Greenwich House
Primary care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS
122 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
(212) 255-8980

Harlem United Community AIDS Center
Primary care, mental health, dental care, food & nutrition, case management, Health Care for the Homeless
306 Lenox Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
(212) 803-2850

Hispanic AIDS Forum
Free HIV testing, services for gay & bisexual Latino men, services for people living with HIV/AIDS, transgender women services
1767 Park AVe., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10035
(212) 563-4500
975 Kelly Street, 4th Floor (corner of Westchester Ave)
(718) 328-4188
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 429-5309

Latino Commission on AIDS
HIV testing and counseling, insurance enrollment for people living with HIV
25 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-3288

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
Syringe exchange and vital services
25 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 226-6333

Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5299

Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Dr. rer. nat.
Director, Program of Developmental Psychoendocrinology
New York State Psychiatric Institute & Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5299

Tom Smith, M.D.
15 Metro Tech Center, 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 923-7100


Adolescent AIDS Program
Health care and HIV/AIDS services for youth 13-24
3514 Wayne Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 882-0232

The Door
LGBT Youth Program: support program, legal services, GED resources, referrals, and health services
555 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9090

Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT)
Case management, mental health services, general medicine, hormonal treatment for transgender patients ages 13-24
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Center for Health Services at Bedford-Stuyvesant
613 Throop Avenue, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 467-4446

Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT)
Medical, counseling, mental health, psychiatry, and case management services for youth 13-21
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 271-7212

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Confidential, comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning, and health education services to youth 10-22
312 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-2879

Safe Horizons StreetWork Project
Drop-in center for street-involved and homeless youth, including health care & case management services, ages 14-24
2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) 577-7700

Jeffrey Birnbaum, M.D.
Adolescent Medical Specialist
Program Director, HEAT
760 Parkside Avenue, room 308
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 282-1199

Alternative Medicine

Karoline Gostl, L.Ac.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbology; general practitioner, dealing with all aspects of health
Location in Forest Hills, Queens, near the intersection of Austin Street & Ascan Avenue
(347) 806-2922

Tripp Hanson, M.S., L.Ac.
Healing Perspective Acupuncture
Herbal therapies; neutriceutical consultant
230 West 38th Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(917) 309-6040

Raven Koch, L.Ac.
Radiant Spirit Healing Arts
Acupuncture and reiki treatments
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
(917) 202-2844

Hyun Lee, L.Ac.
Woodside Acupuncture
522 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd Floor
Woodside, Queens
(347) 242-6801

Florence Patsy Roth, L.Ac.
422 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242- 7807

Jessie Shaw, M.S., L.Ac., OM
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs
242 East 5th Street
New York, NY 10003
(917) 864-3026

Therese Sibon, M.S., L.Ac.
Offices in New York, NY and New Paltz, NY
(845) 594-3873

Susan Myong Territo, LMT, CYI
Massage & Yoga for Health
1123 Broadway, Ste. 1013
New York, NY 10010
(917) 841-8432
By appointment only

Third Root Community Health Center
Acupuncture, yoga, herbal medicine, massage
380 Marlborough Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 940-9343

Jessica Yunker, M.S., L.Ac.
Imperial Healing Arts
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
57 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, Suite 1109
(917) 596-6385


Samantha Ifil, D.D.S.
Garden Dental Arts
213 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 230-3183

Richard A. Lehrer, D.D.S.
145 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024-3406
(212) 595-8585

Chiropractic Care

Marisa D’Andrea, D.C.
Chiropractic care; acupuncture
201 East 16th Street at Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254- 8833

Elizabeth Greenberg, D.C.
89 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 627-2660

Hair Removal

A Hollywood Way Electrolysis
Anita Weissman, CPE
1270 Broadway (between 32nd and 33rd Streets), Suite 202
New York, NY 10001
(212) 736-4925

Richard’s Body Beautiful
Massage, facials, electrolysis, laser hair removal, body wraps, aromatherapy
East 7th Street (between First and A)
New York, NY
(212) 979-5515

Hair Free Center
Laser and electrolysis hair removal
222 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-4777

Vocal Training

Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech & voice training
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(347) 677-3619