Meet the surgeons

Surgeries offered

In collaboration with Trans Care BC, the surgeons below work to improve the surgical experience for trans and gender diverse clients. They are trained in chest construction (including chest contouring) and also offer breast construction. For more information about accessing upper surgeries, visit the upper surgery FAQ page.

Referral and wait list

  • Chest construction: the surgeons below work from a central wait list held by Trans Care BC. Clients can choose to see the surgeon of their choice or the first available. Referrals for chest construction should be sent to the Trans Care BC office and include either the surgeon of choice or first available in the referral letter.
  • Breast construction: referrals can be sent directly to the client’s surgeon of choice below via the central wait list or any other plastic surgeon trained to perform breast construction surgeries. The surgeons below do not charge a fee for consultation for trans patients seeking publicly funded breast construction. Other plastic surgeons may charge private fees for consultation.

For more information about referring clients for other gender affirming surgeries, read our checklist for gender-affirming surgical referrals on the Forms page for Health Professionals.

Surgeon Profiles

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Dr. Cameron Bowman M.D., FRCSC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Procedures offered: chest construction, breast construction. Other procedures available via private pay.
Practicing since: 2004; began offering gender-affirming procedures in 2006.

Dr. Bowman is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed his medical degree in 1999 at the University of British Columbia and went on to complete his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2004. He then accepted a fellowship position in Belgium under the mentorship of Prof. Stan Monstrey where he undertook sub-specialty training in gender-affirming surgery. Dr. Bowman has co-authored several publications in this field and is currently the only fellowship-trained surgeon doing this work in Western Canada.  Dr. Bowman has mentored other surgeons in the field to offer gender-affirming surgeries. He is also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Division of Plastic Surgery at UBC.

 

Dr. Jennifer Robinson, M.D., FRCSC
Location: Victoria, BC
Procedures offered: chest construction, breast construction. Other procedures available via private pay.
Practicing since: 2011; began offering gender-affirming procedures in 2015.

Dr. Robinson is a Canadian Royal College Board-Certified plastic surgeon practicing in Victoria, British Columbia since 2011. She completed medical school at McMaster University, going on to do a research fellowship at the University of Ottawa, and subsequently her residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her fellowship training in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In 2014, Dr. Robinson trained with Dr. Cameron Bowman in Vancouver, a plastic surgeon with a sub-specialty in surgeries for trans and gender diverse patients. Dr. Robinson began offering chest construction surgeries in 2015. She is a Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia, and holds an Affiliate Appointment with the University of Victoria, Division of Medical Sciences.

 

Dr. Chris Taylor, M.D., FRCSC
Location: Victoria, BC
Procedures offered: chest construction, breast construction. Other procedures available via private pay.
Practicing since: 1999; began offering gender-affirming procedures in 2015.

Dr. Taylor is a certified plastic surgeon practicing in Victoria, British Columbia. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of British Columbia in 1999 and a Microsurgery Fellowship in San Francisco in 2001.  In 2014, Dr. Taylor trained with Dr. Cameron Bowman in Vancouver, a plastic surgeon with a sub-specialty in surgeries for trans and gender diverse patients. Dr. Taylor began offering chest construction surgeries in 2015. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia and the Medical Lead for Surgery at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria.

 

Dr. Homan Cheng M.D., FRCSC
Location: Victoria, BC
Procedures offered: chest construction, breast construction. Other procedures available via private pay.
Practicing since: 2015; began offering gender-affirming procedures in 2017.

Dr. Cheng is a Canadian Royal College Board-Certified plastic surgeon practicing in Victoria, British Columbia. She completed medical school and residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto. She then completed a fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at Stanford University, California.  In 2016, Dr. Cheng trained with Dr. Chris Taylor and Dr. Jennifer Robinson and began offering chest construction surgeries in July 2017. Dr. Cheng is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia and holds an Affiliate Appointment in the Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria.

 

Dr. Krista Genoway M.D., FRCSC

Location: Vancouver, BC

Procedures offered: chest construction, breast construction. Other procedures available via private pay

Practicing since: 2016; began offering gender-affirming procedures in 2016

Dr. Genoway is a Canadian Royal College Board-Certified plastic surgeon based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her medical school and residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of British Columbia. She then completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery with a sub-specialty focus on providing gender-affirming surgical care in San Francisco, California. Dr. Genoway has also trained with Dr. Bowman throughout her residency and began offering top surgery in 2016.