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Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH

  • Director, Transgender Health Clinic
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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 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.

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Providers' Perspectives on Decision-Making About Care for Transgender Youth. Terrizzi, BF; Lambert, AS; Conard, LA E; Vaughn, LM; Lipstein, EL. 2022.

Supporting Gender-Related Medical Decision Making for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals: A Scoping Review. Lambert, A; Pratt, A; Conard, LA E; Grigg Dean, E; Page, E; Vaughn, LM; Lipstein, EA. 2022.

Thrombosis Risk in Transgender Adolescents Receiving Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy. Mullins, ES; Geer, R; Metcalf, M; Piccola, J; Lane, A; Conard, LA E; Kowalczyk Mullins, TL. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

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.

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. 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.

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