Gender Wellness Consultants

Richard Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.P.,  Hormone Therapy Consultant

Richard Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.P. — Hormone Consultant for Gender Wellness of Los AngelesDr. Richard Horowitz is a doctor of internal medicine with many years of experience in the hormonal treatment of FTM and MTF transgendered people. He trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he served as chief resident. Afterward, he completed fellowships in reproductive immunology and nephrology and has served on the executive committees of several major hospitals in Los Angeles. Currently he is a clinical faculty member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He maintains an active private practice and is a member of The World Professional Association of Transgender Health as well as the American College of Physicians.


Dr. Kristen Vierregger, Hormone Therapy Consultant, Skin Rejuvenation, Scar/Tattoo Removal

Dr. Kriten VierreggerDr. Kristen Vierregger received her medical degree from the prestigious Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her Pathology residency at the University of California, Irvine. She received further specialty training with the Bio-identical Hormone Initiative (Drs. Erika Schwartz and Joseph Raffaele) and certification at the National Laser Institute, the industry leader in laser education and medical aesthetics. Dr Vierregger is a member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). She is a Diplomate in Regenerative Medicine – American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her areas of expertise include, Transgender Hormone Therapy, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, skin rejuvenation, and scar/laser tattoo removal.


Marci Bowers, Gender Reassignment Surgeon

Marci Bowers, Gender Reassignment Surgeon - Consultant to Gender Wellness of Los AngelesDr. Bowers is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She took over the Gender Reassignment Surgery Department in Trinidad, Colorado in 2003 having been hand-picked by the legendary Dr. Stanley Biber. She has now performed 700 primary MTF vaginoplasties and nearly 100 FTM reassignments. She performs more than 220 gender-related surgeries annually. She is a great supporter of the community and of Gender Wellness of Los Angeles.

Dr. Bowers is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) and has appeared on numerous television programs including Oprah. She recently moved her surgical practice to San Mateo, California.


Gary Alter, M.D., Gender Reassignment Surgeon

Gary Alter, M.D., Gender Reassignment Surgeon - Consultant for Gender Wellness of Los AngelesDr. Alter is one of the few physicians in the world who is both a plastic surgeon and a urologist. Therefore, he is uniquely well qualified to provide the full range of surgical procedures for FTM and MTF transgendered people, including genital reconstruction, facial feminization, breast augmentation, and chest reconstruction. He trained in urology at Baylor College of Medicine and then in plastic/reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Afterward he completed fellowship in reconstructive genital surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a member of the WPATH as well as the American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.


Toby Meltzer, M.D., Gender Reassignment Surgeon

Toby Meltzer, M.D., Gender Reassignment Surgeon - Consultant to Gender Wellness of Los AngelesDr. Toby Meltzer graduated from LSU Medical School in 1983 and is board certified in both General and Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He started practicing at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1990 and began private practice in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. In 2003 he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to expand his practice.With privileges at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Campus at the Greenbaum Surgery Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Campus.

Dr. Meltzer performs approximately 200 Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) cases per year. He performs both MtF and FtM genital reconstruction surgery. He works with a team for FtM GRS which includes both a Urologist and an OB/Gyn. In addition, Dr. Meltzer performs surgery to feminize the face and body as well as standard cosmetic procedures.


Fabian Zuniga, Hairstylist

Fabian ZunigaFabian Zuniga began cutting hair in 2000 and came here from Seattle where he loves the relaxed environment of Los Angeles. “I care how people feel. I want them to feel good because they look good.” He is meticulous with his caring. Fabian is definitely kick back but don’t think that means he doesn’t take his work seriously. He is perfect for a transgender woman who wants to start transition but before transitioning at work by cutting the hair in more feminine styles. The salon is warm and friendly. As a client, you will feel well taken care of and pampered. He has had the opportunity to style the hair of such stars like Charlize Theron, Carrie Fisher, Joan Allen, Paula Abdul, and Jessica Biel. His rates are reasonable and he has weekend appointments available. Fabian also offers make-up services and the salon offers mani-pedis.

Currently, you can find Fabian at Ross Lujan Studio in West Hollywood. You may email or call him directly to set up an appointment: (213) 550-8504