Ximena Lopez

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.

Ximena Lopez

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)

Contact Information:

Email: William.Summerall@childrens.com
Phone: (214) 537-2974


Heard on Dallas-Fort Worth’s WFAA:
 Program For Transgender Children Unique In The Southwest

Added July 2015

Valerie Montgomery Rice

Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice is the first African-American woman to lead a freestanding medical school. She is a Harvard-trained obstetrician and gynecologist and renowned specialist in women’s and minority health issues.

Montgomery Rice’s medical expertise spans a wide range of health topics. She is an infertility specialist and researcher whose current work focuses on planning initiatives for patient care, research and community engagement. Her research includes a partnership with the University of Zambia, which focuses on the development of a vaginal microbicide to prevent HIV.

Montgomery Rice’s work in women’s health and research has been recognized by a number of organizations, and she has been featured on TheGrio.com, MadameNoire.com and on CNN.

Dean and Incoming President of the Morehouse School of Medicine at Spelman College

Areas of Expertise: Women’s Health, Medicine, Public Health, Patient Care, HIV Prevention, Minority Health, Health Disparities, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Infertility

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact Info:

Please contact Rashida Cloud, Executive Administrative Manager

Phone: (404) 752-1130

Email: rcloud@msm.edu

Or Necole Merritt, Office of Marketing and Communications

Phone: (404) 752-1761

Email: nmerritt@msm.edu

Speaking for Spelman College

Advancing the Health of Black Women