The Trans Buddy Program’s goal is to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits. We emphasize a patient-centered  approach, with the goal of empowering the patient to make informed healthcare decisions. Trans Buddy recognizes the importance of intersectionality to our direct care practice, and we therefore aim to work with people of all identities with compassion and respect.

Shawn Reilly - Trans Buddy Coordinator


Interested in being a Trans Buddy? Fill out the interest form here.

We are currently accepting interest forms on a rolling basis to be a Trans Buddy. Please e-mail lgbtq.health@vumc.org with any questions you may have!