Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
Andrea E. Pedersen is a nurse practitioner who cares for children, adolescents and young adults with endocrine disorders, including early or delayed puberty, growth disorders and thyroid disease. She also provides comprehensive health care for gender-diverse patients at the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center, where she participates in research to improve treatment guidelines on gender-affirming medical care for youths.
Pedersen played a key role in the expansion of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland in 2016, and later its expansion to San Ramon. She has extensive expertise in gender-affirmative medical care including menstrual suppression, puberty blockers, hormone therapy and procedural skills. She maintains working partnerships in the community for consultation and referral to surgeons and trained mental health professionals.
Pedersen earned her master's degree in nursing at UCSF.
Since 2014, Pedersen has served on the gender advisory board and work group at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, which is dedicated to the rights of patients in both the hospital and wider community. The group has implemented gender-affirming hospital policies, established gender-neutral bathrooms and updated electronic medical records to respectfully collect preferred names and pronouns for every patient.
UCSF, MS, Nursing, 2012