A photo of Lee Ann Conard.

Director, Transgender Health Clinic

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I practice adolescent medicine and provide care for transgender and gender-nonconforming children, adolescents and young adults. I founded and direct our Transgender Health Program, where we offer medical care for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth from age 4 to their 25th birthday.

I’ve wanted to be a physician my whole life. I inherited my love for children and for education from my parents, who were both teachers. Part of my work includes teaching medical students and pediatric residents in our clinics.

At the Transgender Health Program, we meet patients and their families where they are in their journey and use evidence-based treatment guidelines to deliver care. As a resource for the community, we provide support for our patients and their families and caregivers. We are training students, residents and fellows to provide culturally competent care for this population.

I want all children and adolescents to grow up happy, and both mentally and physically healthy. I want them to succeed and live to their full potential, especially my transgender and gender- nonconforming patients. I advocate for them and their needs unceasingly.

I have received awards for my care of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, including the Dennis and Judy Shepard Family Values Award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which advocates for LGBT rights and the Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign Award for my care of LGBT patients and families. This recognition would not have been possible without the awesome transgender team that works with me.

In my research, my colleagues and I are trying to standardize care for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. We gather data to figure out the most effective treatment regimens and best ways to help this patient population get the quality health services they need.

During my free time, I like to cook, make quilts and go geocaching.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Adolescent Medicine, Transgender Health

Research Divisions

Adolescent Medicine

My Locations

My Education

BS: Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1989.

DO: Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995.

Residency: Pediatrics, Ohio University Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1998.

MPH: Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1999.

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 2002.

Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Recertification, Exp 2013; American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Certification, Exp: 2013.

My Publications

The relationship of the UPPS model of impulsivity on bulimic symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury in transgender youth. Peterson, CM; Mara, CA; Conard, LA E; Grossoehme, D. Eating Behaviors. 2020; 39:101416-101416.

Exploring the eating disorder examination questionnaire in treatment seeking transgender youth. Peterson, CM; Toland, MD; Matthews, A; Mathews, S; Thompson, F; Conard, LA E. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 2020; 7:304-315.

Hormonal contraceptive choices in a clinic-based series of transgender adolescents and young adults. Kanj, RV; Conard, LA E; Corathers, SD; Trotman, GE. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2019; 20:413-420.

Supporting and caring for transgender and gender-expansive individuals in the dental practice. Conard, LA E; Schwartz, SB. Journal of Dentistry for Children. 2019; 86:173-179.

"I Couldn't See a Downside ": Decision-Making About Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy. Daley, T; Grossoehme, D; McGuire, JK; Corathers, S; Conard, LA; Lipstein, EA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2019; 65:274-279.

Psychological Maltreatment and Medical Neglect of Transgender Adolescents: The Need for Recognition and Individualized Assessment. Antommaria, AH M; Shapiro, RA; Conard, LA E. The American Journal of Bioethics. 2019; 19:72-74.

Documenting an epidemic of suffering: low health-related quality of life among transgender youth. Zou, Y; Szczesniak, R; Teeters, A; Conard, LA E; Grossoehme, DH. Quality of Life Research. 2018; 27:2107-2115.

Health Concerns of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Their Parents Upon Presentation to a Transgender Clinic. Lawlis, SM; Donkin, HR; Bates, JR; Britto, MT; Conard, LA E. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017; 61:642-648.

Suicidality, Self-Harm, and Body Dissatisfaction in Transgender Adolescents and Emerging Adults with Gender Dysphoria. Peterson, CM; Matthews, A; Copps-Smith, E; Conard, LA. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 2017; 47:475-482.

Supporting and caring for transgender and gender nonconforming youth in the urology practice. Conard, LE. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:300-304.