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The Transgender Surgery Institute Team

Our Team has a reputation for providing innovative Male to Female (MTF) Gender Reassignment Surgery and Female to Male (FTM) Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS). Dr. Youssef is ranked among America’s best research scientists and he is committed to pursuing excellence in patient care and treatment. Our team is as follows:

  • Dr. Mark Youssef

    Dr. Youssef is an honors graduate from the University of California Irvine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and the American Medical Association.

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  • Dr. Howard Singer

    Dr. Singer is committed to educating our patients about the anesthesia process and keeping them pain free and relaxed during procedures here at the Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California.

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  • Dr. Ivy Ran

    Dr. Ran graduated Magna Cum Laude, with honors and with Research Distinction from The Ohio State University. She received an Ivy-League medical education, completing the prestigious MD-PhD dual degree program at Dartmouth College.

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  • Dr. Michael Safir

    Dr Michael Safir is a nationally-recognized surgeon and expert in transgender bottom surgery and reconstructive urology. He recently relocated his practice from San Francisco, where he practiced within one of the nation’s highest volume transgender surgical programs.

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  • Michele Yacso

    Michele graduated from the Long Island University Brooklyn Hospital Physician Assistant’s program, and has been practicing for more than 15 years. Michele has a wonderfully connected and aware way of practicing healthcare, aiming for natural results that are the product of her experience administering thousands of injectable, laser, and light therapy treatments.

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  • Blanca Carmona

    Blanca is our Certified Surgical Technologist & Surgical Coordinator at the Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California. Blanca works very closely with our surgical team and has over ten years of experience in the surgical industry. She is able to anticipate each surgeon’s needs and helps keep the operating room running smoothly, efficiently and most importantly safely.

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  • Paty Rivas

    Paty plays an incredibly important role in our office and is your go-to person for insurance or billing questions. She is committed to facilitating a stress-free process and her cheerful attitude and positive personality immediately put patients at ease. She is efficient, friendly and always willing to help.

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  • Ani Bayanduryan

    Ani graduated from West Coast University in Anaheim. Her passion is to pursue a career in cosmetic surgery, injectables, lasers and other various anti-aging treatments.  As Younique’s Onurse and Aesthetic Injector,  Ani is committed to providing quality patient care starting from when the patients walk in, to when they leave the practice. She is known to be a highly motivated and compassionate nurse that delivers exceptional patient care. When she is not working in the surgery room, Ani is shadowing and training with our experienced doctors and physicians’ assistants in the Med Spa, to be able to provide the most recent techniques and services as an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist.

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  • Oona Montoya

    Oona is a successful professional with over two decades of management experience in both start-up and established organizations. Her goal is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer service that she has acquired to equip the team to best serve our patients and their families. With a track record of strong performance in high volume, high-pressure environments, Oona skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations with unprecedented ease. What makes her special is that her true happiness is in witnessing the internal healing and external beauty that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures provide for our clients. She attributes her success to hard work, an extremely optimistic attitude, and her genuine love for people and their overall well-being. With a caring and professional demeanor, she strives to make every patient experience smooth and successful. “I believe in the old school philosophy that world-class customer care is the foundation necessary to build any meaningful enterprise.” Coming to Younique was a natural career choice since it allowed her to join a team of similar-minded professionals that also love to help others.

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Our goal is to make your transition as comfortable and easy as possible. Dr. Youssef and his team, including the office and hospital staff, are committed to serving you during this exciting but anxious stage of your life. Those who access this web site should consult their Physician before following any of the suggestions or making any conclusions from the web site.

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1317 5th St #303
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel : 310.434.1144
Fax : 310.434.0099

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