Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., of San Mateo, Calif., is viewed as a pioneer in the field of gender reassignment surgery and is the first transgender woman to perform the surgery. After practicing in Trinidad, Colo., where she was the subject of a WE TV series entitled 'Sex Change Hospital,' she recently relocated to San Mateo, Calif. She is a frequent media commentator on transgender issues, having appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra Banks Show and as the subject of a Discovery Health documentary entitled 'Transgender M.D.'. She has also served as an occasional consultant for 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' and had a small cameo appearance for the show's 100th episode which featured a transgender victim. She was voted as one of America's Best Doctors for 2002-2003 and was recently elected to the European Academy of Sciences. She holds expertise in surgical reconstruction for victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and is sought after as a worldwide educator and commentator.
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