Marci Bowers, MD
Pelvic and Gynecologic Surgeon, Sex Reassignment Surgeon, Pro-bono Clitoral Restoration Surgeon, Founder of the first US Transgender Surgical Educational Program, Member of WPATH, Member of the board of directors for GLAAD and the Transgender Law Center
Dr. Bowers is a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with nearly 28 years of experience, based in California. She was born under the name of Mark Bowers in 1958 and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. After finishing her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Washington, she kept practitioning in Seattle, where she delivered more than 2000 babies. Dr. Bowers married and had three children. In 1998, Dr. Mark Bowers went through gender reassignment surgery becoming Dr. Marci Bowers. Later she joined Dr. Stanley Biber, a pioneer in sex reassignment surgery, in Colorado, becoming the first woman in the world to hold a personal transgender history while performing transgender surgery. She also worked with the French surgeon Pierre Foldès, gaining expertise on how to functionally restore the damage caused by Female Genital Mutilation. Since then, Dr. Bowers has participated in numerous pro-bono clitoral restoration surgery missions in Africa.
In 2016, she established the first transgender surgical educational program in the USA. She’s a member of WPATH and serves on the board of directors of multiple organizations that fight for LGBT rights. She was considered one of the 100 most influential LGBT people on the world by The Guardian and is also recognized as one of Huffington Post’s 50 Transgender Icons. Her work has been featured in numerous documentaries and TV shows.