Dartmouth Events

Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, April 25

Norman P. Spack, MD from Harvard Medical School will present "The Coming of Age in Transgender Medicine: Changing Patterns of Transitioning"

Friday, April 25, 2014
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, April 25, 2014 for the presentation titled:


The Coming of Age in Transgender Medicine: Changing Patterns of Transitioning


Norman P. Spack, MD

Senior Associate, Endocrine Division

Boston Children’s Hospital

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Co-sponsored by the Section of Endocrinology and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the meaning of gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual identity
  2. Learn that transgender adolescents and adults share significant risks of self-harm and suicide
  3. Understand the benefits of early intervention and treating the medical aspects of transgenderism


Norman P. Spack, MD

Norman P. Spack, MD is a Senior Associate in the Endocrine Division at Children’s Hospital, Boston and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  A 1965 graduate of Williams College, he received his MD from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1969. He completed Pediatric Residency at Boston City and Children’s Hospitals and fellowships in Adolescent Medicine and Endocrinology at Children’s, where he was on the team that first used the A1c test in a pediatric population.  In 1978, Dr. Spack co-founded the first community-based private practice of Adolescent Medicine in New England.  In 1998 he was appointed Clinical Director of the Endocrine Division. He served on the Admissions Committee of Harvard Medical School and is on the Peer Review Committee of Children’s Hospital.

He was a member of the 2005 International Consensus Conference on Intersex and on the Endocrine Society’s 7-person international task-force that published clinical guidelines for the management of transsexual adolescents and adults in 2009.

Dr. Spack has received awards for his teaching, clinical care, and community service and has mentored dozens of endocrinologists, some now chairing Pediatric Endocrine Depts.  In 2007, with Dr. David Diamond, he co-founded Children’s Hospital’s Gender Management Service (GeMS), an interdisciplinary clinical program for patients with Disorders of Sex Development (Intersex) or Transgenderism.  It is the first such program outside of Europe.  He was lead author in a March 2012 Pediatrics article on transgender youth, the first article on that subject in that journal.  His review article on transgenderism appeared in JAMA in 2012.  At College Convocation in 2012 his alma mater, Williams College, bestowed one of its highest honors on him, the Bicentennial Medical, for “lifetime achievement in his field of endeavor.”

Norman P. Spack, MD has stated that he has no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.

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For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

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