Amy K. Weimer, MD

Amy K. Weimer, MD

Pediatrics| Internal Medicine
Primary Location
Santa Monica 16th Street Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1245 16th Street
Suite 204
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone
Fax
310-315-8902

About

Dr. Weimer grew up in Seattle, where she developed her first love of science and water. She then attended Brown University in Rhode Island where she majored in neuroscience and played water polo. She attended medical school at UC San Diego. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by a year as chief resident in Internal Medicine. She has since practiced primary care for adults and children.

Throughout her career, Dr. Weimer has developed a commitment to caring for the transgender and gender-diverse community, and in 2016 she co-founded the UCLA Gender Health Program, wherein she provides primary care and hormone management for patients of all ages. She is active in education to a wide variety of audiences and participates in research to improve the health of transgender and gender-diverse people. In her free time, Dr. Weimer enjoys reading, puzzles, spending time with her family, and being active outdoors.

Contact

310-315-8900 - Primary Care
310-267-4334 - Gender Health

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2003

Internship

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2000

Degree

UCSD School of Medicine, MD, 1999

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Lgbtq+ youth care
Adolescent health
Transgender care
Lgbtq+ health

Research

Interests

Transgender Health Care

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Vyas, N., Douglas, C.R., Mann, C., Weimer, A.K., Quinn, M.M. Access, barriers and decisional regret in pursuit of fertility preservation among transgender and gender diverse individuals. Fertility and Sterility, Apr 2021, 115(4): 1029-1034.

Gaither, T.W., Williams, K., Mann, C., Weimer, A., Ng, G., Litwin, M.S. Initial clinical needs among transgender and nonbinary individuals in a large, urban gender health program. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2021, online ahead of print.

Bernacki JB, Weimer AK. Role of development on youth decision-making and recovery from gender-affirming surgery. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2019 Sep;7(3).

Hashemi L; Weinreb J; Weimer AK; Weiss RL. Transgender Care in the Primary Care Setting: A Review of Guidelines and Literature. Federal Practitioner. 2018 Jul;35(7):30-37. [Role: Provided expert review for accuracy of clinical content, terminology, and final editorial details].

 

Peer-reviewed book chapter

Weimer, A.K., “Primary Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: Preventive Care and Perioperative Health Optimization,” in Garcia, M. (ed) Gender Affirming Care and Surgery: Principles, Options and Techniques for an Interdisciplinary Field, Springer: New York, in review.

Blackcloud, P., Goh, C., Weimer, A.K. “Alopecia in transgender patients” in Goh, C. (ed) Hair Loss: Evidence-Based Guide to Hair Loss and Management, Springer: New York, in review.

 

Oral conference presentations

Weimer, A.K. (presenter), Grock, S., Fadich, S., Williams, K., Korenman, S., Patel, R., Weinreb, J., Geft, A. “Variability in desired sexual function and prevalence of erectile pain reported on a community survey of trans and gender-diverse people listed as male at birth,” Nov 2021, US Professional Association for Transgender Health Virtual Symposium.

In the News

July 2016 Interviewed in “Transgender Health: Creating a Safe Space for Medical Care,” UCLAHealth on-line newsletter.
June 2017 Interviewed in “Advocates express need for increased research in transgender health care,” Daily Bruin.

 

Jun 2019          Interviewed in “President Trump Blamed the Transgender Military Ban on an Inaccurate Cost for Surgery.” Time Magazine. https://time.com/5601347/trump-transgender-military-ban-costs/

Mar 2019        Interviewed in “Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them.” Time Magazine. https://time.com/5595474/donald-trump-roll-back-transgender-protections/

Oct 2018         Interviewed in “What Could Happen If the Federal Government Redefined Gender?”, Time Magazine. http://time.com/5432091/gender-identity-transgender-hhs-memo/

Winter 2018    Interviewed in “Gender Health Program provides service to a diverse population,” UCLA Vital Signs, Volume 77, p. 6-7.

 

Jul 2021          Interviewed in “A transgender weightlifter’s dream has sparked an existential debate about what it means to be female.” Cnn.com. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/03/sport/transgender-athletes-tokyo-olympics-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Nov 2020        Interviewed in “Feminizing hormone therapy: A guide to the medications, body effects and health risks you should know about.” Insider.com. https://www.insider.com/feminizing-hormone-therapy

Oct 2020         Interviewed in “10 changes to expect from masculinizing hormone therapy and how to know if taking testosterone is right for you.” Insider.com. https://www.insider.com/masculinizing-hormone-therapy

Feb 2020         U Magazine, “On the Road to Health Care Equality.”

Oct 2019         UCLAMDChat Webinar, “Transcending Gender in Children and Adolescents: Gender Identity Development and Medical Options for Transgender Youth.”

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2020
  • UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-2014
  • Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching, UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Program 2011