Gender and Sexual Development Program

The Gender and Sexual Development Program is an integrated and coordinated collaboration of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult MedicinePediatric Endocrinology, and Behavioral Health. The program serves children and youth (up to age 26) with questions around gender and sexual identity development, gender non-conforming behaviors, and transgender care. We provide thorough clinical assessments, promote shared decision making around treatment options, and connect our patients and families to relevant resources and supports in our community. We are also actively involved in advocating for safe, inclusive policies in health care settings and the workplace.

The Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health (CAYAH) offers GLBTQIA-friendly care. We offer physical care, Trans* care, gynecological care, STD testing and treatment, Trans* counseling, mental health counseling, social work services, and nutrition services.

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Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Oakland Medical Building
3420 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-6677 (ask specifically for “gender care”)
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  • Joanne Goodall , CRNP is available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Priya Dhar, MD, and Gerald Montano, DO, MS, are available Monday mornings
  • Health Insurance or Select Plan. No sliding scale.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-692-7618
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  • Selma Witchel, MD (Endocrinologist )
  • Lesli Dahl, PsyD

Gay Lesbian Community Center
210 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-422-0114

  • Joanne Goodall, CRNP (Family Practice)
  • Gary Sadler (Transition Care Coordinator)
  • Medical care for GLBTQIA youth age 25 and under in collaboration with Service Access for Youth Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m.
  • HIV testing and social work services (Thursday 5 to 9 p.m.)
  • Insurance is needed for labs and medications, but service is free with support of Health Care for the Homeless.


Lesli M. Dahl, PsyD, LCSW, MSW, MDIV

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Cherie Priya Dhar, MD

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Gerald T. Montano, DO, MS

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Selma F. Witchel, MD

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