Joshua D. Safer, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition Section

MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Expertise includes: Thyroid Hormone Action; Thyroid Hormone Molecular Biology; Thyroid Disease; Thyroid Cancer Treatment; Thyroid Hormone Action on Skin; Wound Healing Physiology; Wound Healing Molecular Biology; Androgen Action; Sex Hormone Treatment Strategies; Transgender Treatment.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences




TransNet:Developing a Research Agenda in Transgender Health and Medicine
04/25/2015 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
Regents of the University of Minnesota NIH NICHD
1R13HD084267-01

Thyroid Hormone Action On Skin
02/21/2001 - 02/21/2004 (PI)
Knoll Pharmaceutical Company with Thyroid Research Advisory Council

Central Resistance to Thyroid Hormone
06/15/1999 - 03/31/2001 (PI)
NIH/National Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
5 K08 DK02423 05

Multi Center, Open Label, Single Arm Phase IV Trial Evaluating the Diagnostic Utility of Thyrogen Stimulated Thyroglobulin Testing for the Surveillance of Patients with Treated Papillary or Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma at Risk for Recurrence
03/01/2000 - 12/31/2000 (PI)
Genzyme Corporation


A Pilot Program To Educate Physicians in Transgender Medicine
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Boston Foundation


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Liang JJ, Gardner IH, Walker JA, Safer JD. OBSERVED DEFICIENCIES IN MEDICAL STUDENT KNOWLEDGE OF TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX HEALTH. Endocr Pract. 2017 Aug; 23(8):897-906. PMID: 28534684.
  2. Kailas M, Lu HMS, Rothman EF, Safer JD. PREVALENCE AND TYPES OF GENDER-AFFIRMING SURGERY AMONG A SAMPLE OF TRANSGENDER ENDOCRINOLOGY PATIENTS PRIOR TO STATE EXPANSION OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. Endocr Pract. 2017 Jul; 23(7):780-786.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28448757.
  3. Berli JU, Knudson G, Fraser L, Tangpricha V, Ettner R, Ettner FM, Safer JD, Graham J, Monstrey S, Schechter L. What Surgeons Need to Know About Gender Confirmation Surgery When Providing Care for Transgender Individuals: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017 Apr 01; 152(4):394-400. PMID: 28196182; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5549;.
  4. Safer JD. THE RECOGNITION THAT GENDER IDENTITY IS BIOLOGICAL COMPLICATES SOME PREVIOUSLY SETTLED CLINICAL DECISION MAKING. Endocr Pract. 2016 Dec 14. PMID: 27967232.
  5. Myers SC, Safer JD. INCREASED RATES OF SMOKING CESSATION OBSERVED AMONG TRANSGENDER WOMEN RECEIVING HORMONE TREATMENT. Endocr Pract. 2017 Jan; 23(1):32-36. PMID: 27682351; DOI: 10.4158/EP161438.OR;.
  6. Safer JD. THE LARGE GAPS IN TRANSGENDER MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AMONG PROVIDERS MUST BE MEASURED AND ADDRESSED. Endocr Pract. 2016 Jul; 22(7):902-3. PMID: 27214166; DOI: 10.4158/EP161388.CO;.
  7. Mundluru SN, Safer JD, Larson AR. Unforeseen ethical challenges for isotretinoin treatment in transgender patients. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2016 Jun; 2(2):46-48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28492004.
  8. Eriksson SE, Safer JD. EVIDENCE-BASED CURRICULAR CONTENT IMPROVES STUDENT KNOWLEDGE AND CHANGES ATTITUDES TOWARDS TRANSGENDER MEDICINE. Endocr Pract. 2016 Jul; 22(7):837-41. PMID: 27042742; DOI: 10.4158/EP151141.OR;.
  9. Feldman J, Brown GR, Deutsch MB, Hembree W, Meyer W, Meyer-Bahlburg HF, Tangpricha V, T'Sjoen G, Safer JD. Priorities for transgender medical and healthcare research. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2016 Apr; 23(2):180-7. PMID: 26825469; PMCID: PMC4821501; DOI: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000231;.
  10. Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Bhasin S, Bockting W, Brown GR, Feldman J, Garofalo R, Kreukels B, Radix A, Safer JD, Tangpricha V, T'Sjoen G, Goodman M. Advancing methods for US transgender health research. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2016 Apr; 23(2):198-207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26845331; PMCID: PMC4916925; DOI: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000229;.
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Bar chart showing 53 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2016

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