Lisa Kantz Simons

  • 274 Citations
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Research Interests

My research interests include health care for adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria, HIV prevention and treatment, LGBT health disparities, and health care for high risk youth populations.

My clinical work includes adolescent primary care, health care for transgender and gender nonconforming adolescents, adolescent HIV care, gynecology and reproductive health.

I am the Clinical Practice Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, the Medical Director of the Gender Development Program and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, I joined the faculty at Lurie Children's Hospital in 2013. My interests include improving care for gender diverse youth and young adults (specifically those experiencing gender dysphoria), adolescent HIV prevention and treatment, and health care for homeless adolescents.

Training Experience

2008Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2010Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2013Fellowship, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Sackler School of Medicine

… → 2007

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • HIV Infection
  • Health Disparities
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

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Grants 2013 2021

Research Output 2013 2018

  • 274 Citations
  • 7 Article
  • 2 Chapter
8 Citations (Scopus)
Transgender Persons
Fertility Preservation
Decision Making
47 Citations (Scopus)

Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents

Chen, D., Simons, L. K., Johnson, E. K., Lockart, B. A. & Finlayson, C. A., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 61, 1, p. 120-123 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Fertility Preservation
Referral and Consultation

Care of the Transgender Adolescent

Simons, L., 2016, Surgical Management of the Transgender Patient. Schechter, L. (ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Simons, L. & Belzer, M., 2016, Neintein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health. Neinstein, L. (ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Multidisciplinary care for gender-diverse youth: a narrative review and unique model of gender-affirming care

Chen, D., Hidalgo, M., Leibowitz, S., Leininger, J., Simons, L., Finlayson, C. & Garofalo, R., Jul 2016, In : Transgender Health. p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle