Trans and Gender Affirming Services

Schedule an Appointment

  • Call 315.443.8000
  • Patient Portal (Temporarily unavailable for scheduling appointments, please call the Barnes Center at 315.443.8000 to schedule an appointment.)

The Barnes Center at The Arch hosts holistic trans and gender affirming services that support students who are transgender, those questioning their gender identity and those considering gender transition (medically or surgically). Medical services are provided by Karen Nardella, MD, health care medical director, Marilyn Niland MS FNP-BC, nurse practitioner, and Jessica DeMauro PA-C, physician assistant.

Trans and Gender Affirming Services

For questions or additional information, please email the Barnes Center at The Arch, or call 315.443.8000.

  • Training, continuation and monitoring of hormone injections for those with a pre-existing prescription and care plan. (Please schedule an appointment prior to the start or continuation of injections.)
  • Gender affirming care
  • General wellness exams
  • Initiation of gender affirming hormones
  • Counseling services
  • Nutritional counseling for hormone therapy.
  • Official letters and documentation of name and gender (e.g. passports, drivers licenses and more).
  • Gender affirming health and wellness supplies available within and for order through the Pharmacy. (Samples are available for fitting prior to order. Please contact the Pharmacy for more information.)

Additional Resources

Syracuse University students have the opportunity to update their personal information, such as their preferred name and personal pronouns within MySlice. This is an optional task that students may update throughout their time at Syracuse University. For additional information, please visit the Pronouns Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

Preferred Name
Preferred names are names that may be chosen to be used instead of legal names. Please follow these steps to select your preferred name in MySlice. Once students submit their preferred name it will appear on their Syracuse University email, Orange Success account, Degree Works, MySlice class and grade rosters, Blackboard, Handshake, Wellness Portal and Patient Portal.

Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns are the way individuals refer to each other in the third person.  Please follow these steps to change pronouns in MySlice. Currently if you do not see the pronouns that you identify with there is not a way to create your own option; please feel free to send an email with your pronouns to PGPNAC@syr.edu and it will be reviewed and discussed by the Pronoun, Gender Preferred Name Advisory Council (PGPNAC).

Please visit the LGBTQ Resource Center website if you have further questions or want to learn more about gender identity and personal pronouns.

Dr. Anthony Deboni

Address: 5898 Bridge St. # 403, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone number: 315.663.0112
Fax: 315.663.0132
Details: Provider offers top surgery.

Dr. Erin Hill, Dr. Suzanne Bartol-Krieger

Address: 475 Irving Ave Ste 108, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: 315.671.0070
Details: Provider offers gynecologic care for trans men.
For more information, please visit the  Loftus, Ryu & Bartol, MDs, PC website.

Dr. Karen Teelin

Address: Upstate Pediatric & Adolescent Center (UPAC), 3rd floor, Adolescent Medicine 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone number: 315.464.5831
Details: For pediatric and adolescents to 21 years of age. Currently, there is a waiting list. For more information, please visit the  Upstate University Hospital webpage for Dr. Karen Teelin.

Dr. Maureen Burke

Address: University OBGYN Associates, Physicians' Office Building, 725 Irving Avenue, Syracuse NY, 13210
Phone number: 315.464.5162
Details: Provider offers gynecologic care for trans men. For more information, please visit the Upstate University Hospital webpage for Dr. Maureen Burke.

Dr. Navpriya Oberoi

Address: 5844 Widewaters Parkway, East Syracuse, NY  13057
Phone number: 315.461.4911
Details: Provider offers gynecologic care for trans men. For more information, please visit the Family Medical Group webpage for Dr. Navpriya Oberoi.

Planned Parenthood (Syracuse Health Center)

Address: 1120 E Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: 866.600.6886
For more information, please visit the Syracuse Health Center Planned Parenthood website.

Planned Parenthood (Southern Finger Lakes)

Address: 620 W Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone number: 607.273.1513
For more information, please visit the Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes website.

Upstate University Hospital – Specialty LGBTQ Primary Care

Address: 750 E Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: (Call or text to schedule an appointment.) 315.878.7554
Details: Anal colonoscopy, gender affirming hormones and care, GYN/pelvic exams, Hepatitis C treatment, mental health services and referrals, prep and HIV care, substance use assessment and more. For more information, please visit the Upstate Medical University website.

Upstate University Hospital – Christine Feliu, NP

Address: 750 E Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: 315.464.1500
Details: Transgender health conditions, transgender urologic care, Testosterone Replacement Therapy and more. For more information, please visit the Upstate Medical University website.

Upstate University Hospital – Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD

Address: 750 E Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone number: 315.464.1500
Details: Transgender urologic care, reconstructive surgery and more. For more information, please visit the Upstate Medical University website.

ACR Health

Address: 627 W Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone number: 315.475.2430
For more information, please visit the ACR Health website.

CNY American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Address: 753 James Street,  # 8, Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone number: 315.471.2821
For more information, please visit the CNY American Civil Liberties Union website.

CNY Pride

Phone number: 315.210.8690
For more information, please visit the CNY Pride website.

Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center

Address: 548 Bird Library, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone number: 315.443.3983
For more information, please visit the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center website.

The Transgender Alliance of CNY

For more information, please visit the Transgender Alliance of CNY website.

Transgender Health Services Network of CNY

For more information, please visit the Transgender Health Services Network of Central New York website.

The Q Center

Address: 835 Hiawatha Boulevard W, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone number: 315.701.2431
For more information, please visit the Q Center website.