MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Johns Hopkins University , 2000 , Baltimore , MD

Graduate Degree

  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health , 2001 , Baltimore , MD

Graduate Degree

  • University of Louisville , 2015 , Louisville , KY

Philosophy of Care

I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and that it is my primary role as a medical social worker to help people advocate for their own goals and decisions around medical care.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Elizabeth is a former college professor who went into social work because she wanted to combine her research with patient care. She is passionate about improving access to high-quality medical care for transgender children and adults.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Grimstad FW, Boskey E, Grey M. New-Onset Abdominopelvic Pain After Initiation of Testosterone Therapy Among Trans-Masculine Persons: A Community-Based Exploratory Survey. LGBT Health. 2020 Jun 16. View abstract
  2. Grimstad F, Boskey E. Empowering Transmasculine Youth by Enhancing Reproductive Health Counseling in the Primary Care Setting. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Jun; 66(6):653-655. View abstract
  3. Almazan AN, Benson TA, Boskey ER, Ganor O. Associations Between Transgender Exclusion Prohibitions and Insurance Coverage of Gender-Affirming Surgery. LGBT Health. 2020 May 07. View abstract
  4. Grimstad F, Boskey E. How Should Decision-Sharing Roles Be Considered in Adolescent Gender Surgeries? AMA J Ethics. 2020 May 01; 22(5):E452-457. View abstract
  5. Boskey ER, Jolly D, Tabaac AR, Ganor O. Behavioral Health Concerns and Eligibility Factors Among Adolescents and Young Adults Seeking Gender-Affirming Masculinizing Top Surgery. LGBT Health. 2020 May/Jun; 7(4):182-189. View abstract
  6. Ganor O, Cuccolo NG, Jolly D, Boskey ER. Are Prophylactic Postoperative Antibiotics Necessary after Masculinizing Mastectomy with Free Nipple Graft? A Single-institution Retrospective Review. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Jan; 8(1):e2615. View abstract
  7. Cuccolo NG, Kang CO, Boskey ER, Ibrahim AMS, Blankensteijn LL, Taghinia A, Lee BT, Lin SJ, Ganor O. Epidemiologic Characteristics and Postoperative Complications following Augmentation Mammaplasty: Comparison of Transgender and Cisgender Females. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Oct; 7(10):e2461. View abstract
  8. Ganor O, Taghinia AH, Diamond DA, Boskey ER. Piloting a Genital Affirmation Surgical Priorities Scale for Trans Masculine Patients. Transgend Health. 2019; 4(1):270-276. View abstract
  9. Cuccolo NG, Kang CO, Boskey ER, Ibrahim AMS, Blankensteijn LL, Taghinia A, Lee BT, Lin SJ, Ganor O. Masculinizing Chest Reconstruction in Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals: An Analysis of Epidemiology, Surgical Technique, and Postoperative Outcomes. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 12; 43(6):1575-1585. View abstract
  10. Almazan AN, Boskey ER, Labow B, Ganor O. Insurance Policy Trends for Breast Surgery in Cisgender Women, Cisgender Men, and Transgender Men. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 08; 144(2):334e-336e. View abstract
  11. Cuccolo NG, Kang CO, Boskey ER, Ibrahim AMS, Blankensteijn LL, Taghinia A, Lee BT, Lin SJ, Ganor O. Mastectomy in Transgender and Cisgender Patients: A Comparative Analysis of Epidemiology and Postoperative Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jun; 7(6):e2316. View abstract
  12. Boskey ER, Johnson JA, Harrison C, Marron JM, Abecassis L, Scobie-Carroll A, Willard J, Diamond DA, Taghinia AH, Ganor O. Ethical Issues Considered When Establishing a Pediatrics Gender Surgery Center. Pediatrics. 2019 06; 143(6). View abstract
  13. Boskey ER, Jolly D, Semnack MM, Tobias AM, Ganor O. Congruence Is Not Cosmetic: Denials of Nipple Grafts for Chest Reconstruction Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Apr; 7(4):e2145. View abstract
  14. Boskey ER, Taghinia AH, Ganor O. Self-assessment of clinical competence with LGBT patients at a pediatric hospital. Soc Work Health Care. 2019 07; 58(6):547-556. View abstract
  15. Boskey ER, Taghinia AH, Ganor O. Association of Surgical Risk With Exogenous Hormone Use in Transgender Patients: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2019 Feb 01; 154(2):159-169. View abstract
  16. Boskey ER, Marron JM. Identification Before Prescription: Necessary Changes for the Support of Transgender Youth. Am J Bioeth. 2019 02; 19(2):78-80. View abstract
  17. Ganor O, Boskey ER. Submitting Appropriately for Breast Surgery in Transmasculine Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 01; 143(1):254e. View abstract
  18. Boskey E, Taghinia A, Ganor O. Public Accommodation Laws and Gender Panic in Clinical Settings. AMA J Ethics. 2018 11 01; 20(11):E1067-1074. View abstract
  19. Boskey AL, Donnelly E, Boskey E, Spevak L, Ma Y, Zhang W, Lappe J, Recker RR. Examining the Relationships Between Bone Tissue Composition, Compositional Heterogeneity, and Fragility Fracture: A Matched Case-Controlled FTIRI Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 05; 31(5):1070-81. View abstract
  20. Boskey ER. Spirituality and Sexuality - When Religious Clients Present for Sex Therapy. Contemporary Sexuality. 2015. View abstract
  21. Boskey ER. Understanding Transgender Identity Development in Childhood and Adolescence. American Journal of Sexuality Education. 2014; 4(9):445-63. View abstract
  22. Boskey ER. Social and Medical Transitioning Options for Gender Non-Conforming Children. Contemporary Sexuality. 2013. View abstract
  23. Boskey ER. Sexuality in the DSM5 - Research, Relevance, and Reaction. Contemporary Sexuality. 2013. View abstract
  24. Boskey, ER. Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Anheier HK, Juergenmeyer M, editors. Ch. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012. View abstract
  25. Gourion-Arsiquaud S, Faibish D, Myers E, Spevak L, Compston J, Hodsman A, Shane E, Recker RR, Boskey ER, Boskey AL. Use of FTIR spectroscopic imaging to identify parameters associated with fragility fracture. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Sep; 24(9):1565-71. View abstract
  26. Boskey ER. Alternative therapies for bacterial vaginosis: a literature review and acceptability survey. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 11(5):38-43. View abstract
  27. Boskey ER, Atherly-Trim SA, O'Campo PJ, Strobino DM, Misra DP, Misra P. Acceptability of a self-sampling technique to collect vaginal smears for gram stain diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Womens Health Issues. 2004 Jan-Feb; 14(1):14-8. View abstract
  28. Boskey ER, Moench TR, Hees PS, Cone RA. A self-sampling method to obtain large volumes of undiluted cervicovaginal secretions. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Feb; 30(2):107-9. View abstract
  29. Boskey ER, Cone RA, Whaley KJ, Moench TR. Origins of vaginal acidity: high D/L lactate ratio is consistent with bacteria being the primary source. Hum Reprod. 2001 Sep; 16(9):1809-13. View abstract
  30. Boskey ER, Telsch KM, Whaley KJ, Moench TR, Cone RA. Acid production by vaginal flora in vitro is consistent with the rate and extent of vaginal acidification. Infect Immun. 1999 Oct; 67(10):5170-5. View abstract