Good information starts with a trustworthy source. At Informing Consent, we carefully select physicians, attorneys, and other professionals to partner with. These professionals are among the best in their fields and have consistently demonstrated their dedication to the advancement of the trans community. Read more about them below.
Dr. Curtis Crane
Curtis Crane, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon and reconstructive urologist at Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services just outside of San Francisco. Dr. Crane completed a urology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock in 2008. Interested in reconstructive urology, Dr. Crane pursued a fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology in Detroit with the distinguished Richard Santucci, M.D. This was followed by a three year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He then performed a transgender surgery fellowship in Ghent, Belgium, Amsterdam, Holland and Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Crane assumed Dr. Michael Brownstein’s practice in January 2013 and has dedicated his practice to serving the transgender community. Dr. Crane is one of the only surgeons in the world to have completed two residencies and two fellowships, creating his own transgender surgery training program to give his patients the best possible surgical outcome.
You’ll see Dr. Crane discussing on phalloplasty on Informing Consent. He also performs many other transition-related surgeries, including FTM top surgery, metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty, breast augmentation, and facial feminization surgery.
Dr. Thomas Satterwhite
Thomas Satterwhite, M.D. obtained his Bachelor’s Degree (Human Biology with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) and Medical Degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He remained at Stanford Hospital to complete his residency in Plastic Surgery, a highly regarded training program. His expertise in facial surgery was further refined with the completion of a craniofacial fellowship in Miami, FL under the tutelage of Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe, a world-renowned craniofacial surgeon. During this fellowship, he was fortunate, grateful, and humbled by the opportunity to treat children and adults from all over the world with disfiguring and devastating facial anomalies and injuries. This allowed him to gain a true appreciation, a deep respect, and a keen eye for natural facial form, function, and aesthetics. Dr. Satterwhite’s expertise is in facial feminizing surgery, all aspects of sex reassignment surgery, and the full spectrum of cosmetic procedures (surgical and non-surgical) for the face and body.
Dr. Satterwhite has extensively published and presented nationally and internationally in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery. He has won multiple awards (including the highly competitive Plastic Surgery Foundation award through the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) for his research in plastic surgery and for his oral presentations at regional and national conferences.
Dr. Satterwhite joined forces with Dr. Curtis Crane in 2014, and together their San Francisco practice is dedicated to providing excellent, personal, and comprehensive care to the world-wide transgender community and the LGBT community at large. Dr. Satterwhite has remained actively involved in the LGBT family, and he has been truly dedicated to serving the community. For close to 20 years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been the home for Dr. Satterwhite and his husband Harald, and their son Alexander.
You’ll see Dr. Satterwhite discussing facial feminization surgery (FFS) on Informing Consent. He also perform many other transition-related surgeries, including vaginoplasty, breast augmentation, and FTM top surgery.
Dr. Scott Mosser
Scott W. Mosser, MD began his calling in Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar to Ecuador, where he spent a year investigating the Ecuadorian healthcare system. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he completed his internship and 6 years of comprehensive general and plastic surgery training. This was followed with a yearlong fellowship in dedicated aesthetic surgery. Out of training, Dr. Mosser founded the cosmetic surgery department during a 2-year appointment with Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. His private practice is still in the city of San Francisco, where he continues his work as a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.
In addition to his thriving San Francisco aesthetic surgery practice, Dr. Mosser has two passions within the field of Plastic Surgery. The first is Destination Hope, the medical mission group he founded in 2009. Destination Hope organizes inspiring medical missions each year to repair birth defects in developing countries. Dr. Mosser’s other passion & focus is his involvement within the transgender community. He is inspired to reduce the burden of gender dysphoria by working to provide a liberating surgical result. He is dedicated to serving this community and his office strives to provide the highest compassion & service level possible.
You’ll see Dr. Mosser discussing FTM top surgery on Informing Consent. He also perform many other transition-related surgeries, including breast augmentation and general plastic surgery.
Informing Consent is proud to work with these physicians to create accessible information for trans folks, but we’re not a referral service. Our work with these doctors should not be construed as an endorsement or a referral.