- State Associations:
- OPSC – California
- John Kowalczyk, DO, FACOS
- 1 Hour 03 Minutes
- Never expires.
The presentation will demonstrate the process for medical transition. We will provide WPATH criteria for surgical intervention. Discuss the surgeries and their risks. And identify the long term medical monitoring.
1. Become familiar with the WPATH criteria for transition
2. Develop a basic understanding of the medical therapies for transitioning
3. Be aware of the psychological aspects of trans-gender medicine
4. Understand the surgical options and relative complications
Dr Kowalczyk has resided in Southern California since he first began practicing urology in 1996. He is the founder of the Urology Group of Southern California, which first opened its doors in 2001 and continues to serve patients in downtown Los Angeles. He received his medical training through Midwestern University, and at Indiana University where he received fellowship training in uroprosthetics. Dr Kowalczyk is a recent past president of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California and a California delegate to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates. Additionally, he is an expert reviewer for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. He sits on the board of the Physician’s Aid Association, the Good Samaritan IPA and the Medical Executive Committee of Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr Kowalczyk has received many awards, including the David M Shaw Physician of the Year Award at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Physician Educator of the Year Award for Downey Regional Medical Center’s Family Practice Residency Program. He is a researcher who continues to publish, including many journal articles and a text book chapter. His professional expertise focuses on prostate cancer, male impotentance, incontinence and urodynamics as well as gender dysphoria and gender confirmation surgery. His personal passions include politics, world travel, shark diving and an occasional fine cigar.