Gina Marie Sequeira, MD

Adolescent Medicine

On staff since September 2020

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"My mission is to make gender-affirming care accessible for all youth. "

  • I grew up in a small town just west of Houston, TX and moved to New Orleans to complete my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University. Prior to heading back to New Orleans for medical school I taught high school Math in Jacksonville, Florida with Teach for America. I then moved to Pittsburgh to complete my residency in Pediatrics, fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and Masters in clinical research at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Outside of work I love to travel, explore new restaurants and spend time outdoors hiking and playing flag football.

    • Related Pages

    • Gender Clinic

      Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic cares for children, adolescents and young adults whose gender identity is different from their sex at birth or who do not identify with traditional definitions of male or female. We give gender-affirming care to young people up to 21 years.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    UPMC Dignity and Respect Champion Award 2018
  • Other Publications

    • Kidd KM, Hill A, Sequeira GM, McMillan C, Switzer G, Rofey D, Miller E, Montano GT
      Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Transgender Family Acceptance To Empowerment (TransFATE) Scale.
      33268218 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2020 Oct. 19
    • Kidd KM, Sequeira GM, Paglisotti T, Katz-Wise SL, Kazmerski TM, Hillier A, Miller E, Dowshen N
      "This Could Mean Death for My Child": Parent Perspectives on Laws Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Adolescents.
      33067153 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2020 Oct. 13
    • Thornburgh C, Kidd KM, Burnett JD, Sequeira GM
      Community-Informed Peer Support for Parents of Gender-Diverse Youth.
      32973119 Pediatrics, 2020 Oct. : 146(4) PMCID:PMC7546091
    • Evans YN, Golub S, Sequeira GM, Eisenstein E, North S
      Using Telemedicine to Reach Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
      32768330 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2020 Oct. : 67(4)469-471 PMCID:PMC7403159
    • Sequeira GM, Kidd KM, Coulter RWS, Miller E, Fortenberry D, Garofalo R, Richardson LP, Ray KN
      Transgender Youths' Perspectives on Telehealth for Delivery of Gender-Affirming Care.
      32980246 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2020 Sept. 23 : PMCID:PMC7510534
    • Sequeira GM, Ray KN, Miller E, Coulter RWS
      Transgender Youth's Disclosure of Gender Identity to Providers Outside of Specialized Gender Centers.
      32089449 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2020 June : 66(6)691-698
    • Sequeira GM, Kidd K, Coulter RWS, Miller E, Garofalo R, Ray KN
      Affirming Transgender Youths' Names and Pronouns in the Electronic Medical Record.
      32091546 JAMA pediatrics, 2020 May 1 : 174(5)501-503 PMCID:PMC7042913
    • Kidd KM, Sequeira GM, Voss RV, Weiner DJ, Ramsey BW, Jain R, Kazmerski TM
      Caring for gender diverse youth with cystic fibrosis.
      32268993 Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, 2020 April 5
    • Sequeira GM, Kidd K, El Nokali NE, Rothenberger SD, Levine MD, Montano GT, Rofey D
      Early Effects of Testosterone Initiation on Body Mass Index in Transmasculine Adolescents.
      31543405 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2019 Dec. : 65(6)818-820
    • Salas-Humara C, Sequeira GM, Rossi W, Dhar CP
      Gender affirming medical care of transgender youth.
      31735692 Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care, 2019 Sept. : 49(9)100683
    • Close AG, Sequeira GM, Montano GT, Alessi LJ, McCormick MC, Cooper JD, Epperly RA, Zuckerbraun NS
      Improving the Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Female Adolescents Presenting for Emergency Care.
      30453029 Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 2019 April : 32(2)128-134
    • Kidd KM, Sequeira GM, Dhar CP, Montano GT, Witchel SF, Rofey D
      Gendered Body Mass Index Percentile Charts and Transgender Youth: Making the Case to Change Charts.
      31663036 Transgender health, 2019 : 4(1)297-299 PMCID:PMC6818482
    • Sequeira GM, Chakraborti C, Panunti BA
      Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Content Into Undergraduate Medical School Curricula: A Qualitative Study.
      23267268 The Ochsner journal, 2012 : 12(4)379-82 PMCID:PMC3527869

  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Seattle Children's Hospital Career Development Award

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Residency

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Clinical Interests

Caring for gender diverse youth and their families, telehealth

Research Description

Improving access to gender-affirming care through telehealth.

Developing interventions to support pediatric primary care providers in delivering gender-affirming care.