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About Dr. Safir

Dr. Michael Safir, MD, is a board-certified urologist in Los Angeles who specializes exclusively in genital gender-affirming surgery. Thanks to his subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPM-RS), Dr. Safir is one of the top urologists in the world with individual fellowship training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction. Dr. Safir’s impressive expertise in urology and compassion for his patients has made him a safe and trusted choice among transgender patients from across the U.S. seeking bottom surgery.

Dr. Michael Safir
Dr. Michael Safir

Background and Professional History

Dr. Safir earned his undergraduate and medical degrees in the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, where he also completed his urology residency. During his residency, he was awarded the Dr. Susan Perlman Award as the senior resident among all specialties “who best exemplified academic excellence, special leadership skills, and compassion for patients.”

After his time at Northwestern, Dr. Safir completed two year-long fellowships in Male (UCSF) and Female (UCLA) Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery. His mentors at these institutions were Dr. Jack McAninch and Dr. Shlomo Raz. Additionally, Dr. Safir served as Section Chief of Reconstructive Urology at New York Medical College and as a Clinical Instructor in Urology at UCLA and UCSF.

While practicing urology in Los Angeles, he served as President of the Los Angeles Urological Society. Dr. Safir is not only board-certified by the American Board of Urology but also serves as a Diplomate of The Board in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Safir gained extensive experience over five years performing genital-affirming surgeries at one of the world's highest volume gender surgery centers and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH.) He has performed over 200 phalloplasty procedures.

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Experienced Urologist Focused Exclusively on Genital Gender Affirming Surgery

Dr. Safir exclusively provides the following genital gender-affirming surgeries:

  • Phalloplasty: Forearm (RFF) and thigh (ALT) flap, Urethral Lengthening, Vaginectomy, Scrotoplasty, Glansplasty
  • Metoidioplasty: Urethral Lengthening, Vaginectomy, Scrotoplasty, Testicular Implants, and Monsplasty.
  • Reconstructive Urology, such as fistula and stricture repair
  • Vaginoplasty penile inversion method and zero-depth
  • Monsplasty
  • Penile Implant
  • Glansplasty
  • Orchiectomy
  • Scrotoplasty
  • Urethroplasty
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvoplasty
  • Non-binary Nullification
  • Phallus liposuction
  • Phalloplasty or metoidioplasty with vaginal preservation

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