Stephen Rosenthal, MD

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Gender Center
Pediatric endocrinologist

Dr. Stephen M. Rosenthal is co-founder and medical director of the multi-disciplinary UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center, where he cares for transgender youth. He also cares for pediatric patients with endocrine disorders, such as abnormalities of growth and puberty and abnormalities of thyroid function. He previously served as program director for pediatric endocrinology and director of the pediatric endocrine clinics.

Rosenthal has conducted numerous multicenter clinical trials. He is currently one of four principal investigators for “The Impact of Early Medical Treatment in Transgender Youth,” a multi-center study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He has published many papers on the care of transgender youth in scholarly journals, such as Pediatrics and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Rosenthal earned his medical degree at Columbia University, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He then came to UCSF for a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology.

An active member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, Rosenthal has served a term as president and on multiple committees. He is currently vice president, clinical scientist, of the international Endocrine Society, where he also has served on various committees. When the Endocrine Society created a task force to revise guidelines for clinical care of transgender patients, Rosenthal served as the Pediatric Endocrine Society's official representative and a co-author of the guidelines.


Child and Adolescent Gender Center at San Mateo Pediatric Specialty Care Clinic
101 S. San Mateo Drive, Suite 205
San Mateo, CA 94401-3843
Phone: (650) 685-8419
Fax: (650) 685-8392

Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337
Fax (Attn: Dr. Stephen Rosenthal): (415) 476-8214

Disorders of Sex
Development Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2200
Fax: (415) 353-2480

Endocrinology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-8214

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Columbia University 1976


Columbia University, Pediatrics 1979


UCSF Medical Center, Endocrinology 1982