LGBT Advisors

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LGBT Advisors

Harvey Makadon, MD

Harvey J. Makadon, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health in Boston. He is a member of the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he has had a primary care practice in Healthcare Associates. He was previously Vice President, Medical Affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Harvey is the senior editor of The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health published by the American College of Physicians, and was on the IOM Committee that wrote the IOM's report, The Health of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding.


Graham McMahon, MD MMSc

Graham McMahon M.D. M.M.Sc. is an endocrinologist in clinical practice at the Brigham and Women's hospital. He directs the endocrinology course at Harvard Medical School, chairs the USMLE clinical skills test development committee, and develops educational materials as editor for medical education at the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. McMahon was the recipient of the 2011 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award for his support of LGBT students and work on LGBT health.


LGBT and Allied Harvard Medical Students (LAHMS)

LAHMS is the Harvard Medical School lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies student organization, formerly known as the Kinsey 2-6ers. The goals of this organization are to provide visibility of the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and awareness of the needs and concerns of LGBT patients; a forum to discuss issues particular to being gay in medicine; and a community of local faculty and house staff to serve as allies and mentors. The organization sponsors films, speakers, workshops, and social events.

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