Luncheon and Keynote - Dr. Marci Bowers

Organizer: Dr. Marci Bowers

Olympic/Juan de Fuca, on Sat May 14 at 12:00PM

Dr. Bowers will review historical and personal perspectives on transgender identities in a rapidly evolving world that is resistant to change.

Presenter Info

Marci Bowers, M.D. of Burlingame, California, is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of Gender Affirmation Surgery and is the first woman worldwide to hold a personal transgender history while performing transgender surgery. She is also the first US surgeon to learn the technique of functional clitoral restoration after Female Genital Mutilation/cutting (FGM/c).

Dr. Bowers is a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with more than 29 years’ experience in Women’s Healthcare. She is a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate and former class and student body president. Her Ob/Gyn was at the the University of Washington. She continued in Seattle as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center, then joined Dr. Stanley Biber in Trinidad, Colorado in 2003, redefining US transgender surgery.

Dr. Bowers is an elected board member of WPATH, and has served on the board of directors for both GLAAD and the Transgender Law Center. In 2018 and 2019, she performed the first live surgical vaginoplasty surgeries in WPATH-sponsored surgical educational programs at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Her work has been highlighted by appearances on Oprah, CBS Sunday Morning, Discovery Health, Al-jazeera, and more recently, the TLC reality series, “I am Jazz.” She has been featured in numerous documentaries and new features including the Guardian, BBC, Times of London, Esquire, and many others. In addition to many accolades, Dr. Bowers is recognized as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people on the Guardian’s World Pride Power List and one of Huffington Post’s 50 Transgender Icons. And Lastly, Dr. Bowers has been called the Transgender Surgery Rock Star (Denver Post), the George O’Keefe of Genitalia (unknown) and the Beyonce of Bottom Surgery (KPFK-FM in North Hollywood).