Carly Guss

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Bio Carly Guss is an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Division of Endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her BA in History from Yale University, her master’s in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health,  and her medical degree from the University of Michigan.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents’ experiences in primary care as well as the relationship between gender identity and body image.

Keynote Presentation Beyond the Binary: Caring for Transgender Patients with Eating Disorders

About the Presentation Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are at increased risk for disordered eating and eating disorder diagnoses. This talk will review terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation as well as describe medical options for gender-affirming care. After identifying the increased risks for disordered weight management behaviors in the transgender patient population, methods for incorporating body image and gender identity into a therapeutic practice will be reviewed.