Dr. Marci Bowers
Dr. Bowers is a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with nearly 28 years’ experience in Women’s Healthcare. She is a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate and former class and student body president. Her Ob/Gyn was at the University of Washington. She continued in Seattle as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center, then joined Dr. Stanley Biber in Trinidad, Colorado in 2003, redefining US transgender surgery.
In 2007, Dr. Bowers became an international authority on clitoral reconstruction for women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), one of few surgeons worldwide performing functional FGM reversal. She gained this expertise in FGM clitoral restoration from noted French surgeon, Pierre Foldes in 2007-2009. She is also a regional expert in aesthetic vulvar surgery and has many years’ history working with gynecologic issues across the full spectrum.
She spent several years in practice in Trinidad, Colorado before relocating in 2010 to the San Francisco Bay Area. As an international authority on clitoral reconstruction, Dr. Bowers is sought after as a speaker and worldwide surgical educator and has been featured in numerous documentaries and news features including the Guardian, BBC, Times of London, Esquire, and many others. Dr. Bowers is a member of WPATH, and serves on the board of directors for both GLAAD and the Transgender Law Center.
In 2016, she joined the faculty at Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel in New York to establish the first transgender surgical educational program in the US. Her transgender work has been highlighted by appearances on Oprah, CBS Sunday Morning, and Discovery Health. Dr. Bowers was recently honored as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people on the Guardian’s World Pride Power List and also recognized as one of Huffington Post’s 50 Transgender Icons.