Ximena (Hee-meh-na) Lopez is dedicated to patient care, clinical research and teaching at the UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
As medical director and founder of the GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, her current primary focus is the care of transgender adolescents. The GENECIS program provides comprehensive mental and endocrine care for youth with gender dysphoria.
Lopez also studies the changes in psychological outcomes in adolescents with gender dysphoria followed in the GENECIS program, most of them on endocrine therapy. Her other research interests include type 2 diabetes and obesity, from interventional physiology on insulin secretion in adults, to the role of ceramides in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in children, to multicenter trials on new type 2 diabetes drugs.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the GENder , Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center
Areas of Expertise: Mental and Endocrine Care of Transgender Adolescents, Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Location: Dallas, TX (But splits time between Plano)
Phone: (214) 537-2974
Heard on Dallas-Fort Worth’s WFAA: Program For Transgender Children Unique In The Southwest
Added July 2015