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Dan Karasic, MD

Dan Karasic, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. He is the psychiatrist for the Transgender Life Care Program at Castro Mission Health Center, and sees trans patients in his UCSF faculty practice.

He is a member of Bay Area Gender Associates, a peer supervision group of psychotherapists working with trans people. He edited the book Sexual and Gender Diagnoses of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM): A Reevaluation, and is a co-author of the Consensus Statement of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health on revision of the GID diagnosis.

He is also on WPATH's Standards of Care Workgroup Committee. Dr. Karasic is immediate past president of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he is actively involved in educating psychiatrists and other health professionals on trans care.