About Our Clinic
UNC Urology is a regional leader in transgender care. We offer a full range of urologic services including primary gender affirmation surgery (including metoidioplasty, penile prosthesis, phalloplasty, orchiectomy and vaginoplasty) and revisions after surgery in a respectful and compassionate environment. Our team has experience managing the most complex urologic cases.
Gender Affirmation Surgery
UNC Urology is a regional leader in transgender care. We offer a full range of urologic services including primary gender affirming surgery (including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty), penile prosthesis, and orchiectomy. We also specialize in the management of complications from gender affirmation, such as strictures and fistulas. In July 2019, the Department of Urology launched the UNC Transgender Health Program in order to improve access to UNC Healthcare for transgender patients in the region.
– Facial Feminization and Masculinization Surgery
– Fertility Preservation
– Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy
– Gender-Affirming Mastectomy and Mammaplasty
– Management of Complications After Gender Affirming Surgery
– Mental Health Support
– Penile Prosthesis After Phalloplasty
– Transgender Urologic Services
Katherine Croft, BSN, RN
Program Manager, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Katherine Croft, BSN, RN is the Program Manager and primary Nurse Navigator for the UNC Transgender Health Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNC-Chapel Hill after a career in operations and logistics management and is responsible for the operations, planning, and development of the UNC Transgender Health Program.
As well as being Program Manager, Katherine also acts as Nurse Navigator for the program. She will be your primary point of contact through your surgical process and will be a part of the initial surgical consult for genital surgery procedures, including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty.
Shae Bardgett, RN
Nurse Educator, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Shae Bardgett, RN is the Nurse Educator for the UNC Transgender Health Program. They received their nursing degree Adventist Health University and have worked as an inpatient surgical nurse for >12 years in intensive and acute surgical care settings.
As Nurse Educator, Shae will be in contact to assist with planning and education needs throughout your surgical process. Shae is also the primary Educator for UNC Staff regarding gender-affirming care.
Kristia Vasiloff, MS
Patient Coordinator, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Kristia Vasiloff, MS is the Patient Coordinator for the UNC Transgender Health Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Mary Baldwin University and her Masters in Neuroscience from the University of Hartford. She has a background in research, teaching, and advocacy work.
As Patient Coordinator, Kristia will be your primary point of contact through the program. She will handle your intake, scheduling, and referring needs, along with answering questions you may have about the program.
Associate Professor of Urology
Director of UNC Transgender Health Program
Associate Program Director, Andrology Fellowship
Dr. Figler’s practice offers comprehensive Men’s Health and genitourinary reconstruction services. Areas of expertise include penile prosthesis implantation, Peyronie’s Disease, male urinary incontinence and male urethral/genital reconstruction for diseases including lichen sclerosus, genital skin deficiency, buried penis, hidradenitis, fistula, stricture and genital cancer. Dr. Figler also specializes in genital gender affirming surgery, including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty and vaginoplasty.
Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Elda Fisher, MD
Program Director, Maxillofacial Surgery Department
Medical Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program
Co-Director, Pediatric And Adolescent Clinic For Gender Wellness Program
Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Director of Transgender Surgery, UNC Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
How to contact the Transgender Health Program
If you are interested in:
- Learning more about the program
- Starting or learning about our Pediatric Gender Clinic
- Receiving hormone therapy
- Receiving gender-affirming primary care
- Being connected with gender-affirming physicians
- Receiving mental health services
- Starting or learning about our surgery process
- Or learning more about community resources
Please contact the Transgender Health Program at our toll-free number at 1-833-UNC-TRNS to speak with our Patient Coordinator. You can also email the Transgender Health Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in joining the program, you will need to complete a patient intake with our Patient Coordinator, which will last about 10 to 15 minutes over the phone. This allows us to schedule, refer, and document any needed records for your medical file.
Due to the high number of calls, please leave us a message if we are unable to take your call immediately with your name, your reason for calling, and a callback number, and you will receive a call back within one to two business days.
UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Transgender Health
UNC Health Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic for Gender Wellness (PAC-G)