Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician in California. In addition to seeing patients at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dr. Sherer is a founding member of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and serves as its Assistant Medical Director and Director of Primary Care.  She has received various awards for this work, developed health care provider modules related to caring for GLBT and gender variant youth, and presents nationally and internationally on these topics.  Dr. Sherer served on the Editorial Board for the national Trans Bodies, Trans Selves book project and works with families and youth on self-advocacy skills within the medical setting.  She has also worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics to improve care for gender non-conforming youth.  She has written and contributed to numerous articles, blog posts, and news stories on the subject for both professional and lay media.