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.
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– 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 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.
Katherine is involved in all aspects of patient care and program processes for the UNC Transgender Health Program.
Shae Bardgett, RN
Nurse Coordinator, Education, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Shae Bardgett, RN is a Nurse Coordinator for the UNC Transgender Health Program who specifically works with gender-affirming care education at UNC and beyond. 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.
In acting as the primary educator for the program, Shae will be in contact to assist with planning and education needs throughout your care process. Shae is also the primary educator for UNC Staff and partner organizations regarding gender-affirming care and assists in developing care practices and policies for the treatment of our patients.
Administrative Specialist, Patient Coordination, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Lynda Parker is an Administrative Specialist for the UNC Transgender Health Program who works with all of our patients to help navigate care needs within the UNC Health System. Lynda has previously worked as a Medicaid Eligibility Specialist with UNC Health, worked with UNC Health Pre-Arrival Department in Radiology, and at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC. She is currently furthering her education at the University of Phoenix, and has four amazing children.
As Administrative Specialist for Patient Coordination, Lynda will be the first point of contact for most patients who are referred to or reach out to the UNC Transgender Health Program. She handles medical service referrals and will connect patients to various providers, departments and resources that are part of the UNC Transgender Health Program to deliver on all comprehensive gender-affirming care needs.
Amy Wilcox, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator, Surgical, UNC Transgender Health Program
Bio: Amy Wilcox, BSN, RN is a Nurse Coordinator for the UNC Transgender Health Program who specifically works with our surgical patients. She received her BSN from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and has been with UNC Health since 2016, with >5 years of experience in a surgical intensive/intermediate care setting.
Amy acts as the surgical navigator for the program. She is the primary point of contact for patients seeking gender-affirming surgical care at UNC and will be a part of the initial surgical consult for genital surgery procedures, including metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty.
Associate Professor of Urology and Plastic Surgery
Director of UNC Transgender Health Program
Program Director, Fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstruction and Gender Affirming Surgery
Dr. Figler’s practice focuses on genital and lower urinary tract reconstruction. Areas of expertise include male and female urethral strictures, lichen sclerosus, genital skin deficiency, buried penis, hidradenitis, urinary fistulas, genital malignancies, and gender affirming bottom surgery. Dr. Figler completed his residency training at Emory University and his fellowship training at University of Washington with Hunter Wessells. Before joining UNC in 2016, he was Director of Reconstructive Urology at Thomas Jefferson University.
Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Aimee Dickey, PA
Physician Assistant, Department of Urology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, UNC Children's Primary Care Clinic
Associate Program Director, UNC Pediatrics Residency Program
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, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Associate Program Director of Ambulatory Education
Assistant Medical Director, UNC Internal Medicine Clinic
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Assistant Professor (Plastic Surgery/Urology)
Director of Transgender Surgery
Dr. Ogunleye’s practice focuses on microvascular surgery, complex genital and hand reconstruction, lymphedema, and gender affirming top and bottom surgery.
For UNC Providers/Providers who use Epic: Referral Instructions
For outside referrals: Fax referrals to 984-215-5760 with attn: Transgender Health Program
All referrals should include:
- Reason for referral
- Patient name and pronouns
- Any relevant medical records
- Letters of support for gender-affirming surgery, if applicable
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
- Ask us about financial assistance
Waitlist Ending Statement – May 6th, 2022
The UNC Transgender Health Program is pleased to announce the end of our waitlist for care!
Since March of 2021, due to staffing concerns the UNC Transgender Health Program has been using a waitlist to manage new, incoming patients to our program. As of May 6th, 2022, we are pleased to announce that our waitlist is retired! We appreciate the patience and support of the community as we have continued to grow as a program and improve our ability to serve the transgender and non-binary community in North Carolina.
To contact THP for care and assistance, please use the contact information below.
Call – 1-833-UNC-TRNS or 984-215-4610
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Transgender Health
UNC Psychiatry Gender Equity and Wellness Initiative
UNC Health Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic for Gender Wellness (PAC-G)