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Gender Surgeon Dr. Nick Esmonde Joins The Meltzer Clinic Team

The Meltzer Clinic, one of the oldest Gender Surgery practices in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nick Esmonde, MD, MPH.

With comprehensive training received at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and with Dr. Toby Meltzer, Dr. Esmonde specializes in Gender Surgery procedures such as Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty and Top Surgery. Dr. Esmonde is passionate about performing gender-affirming surgery and shares The Meltzer Clinic’s commitment to high quality care.

Dr. Esmonde earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Oregon. He obtained Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine degrees at OHSU. Dr. Esmonde completed an internship in plastic and general surgery followed by a plastic surgery residency at OHSU. During his residency, Dr. Esmonde worked closely with Dr. Jens Berli, Director of the Gender Surgery Fellowship program at OHSU. He spent several years working in the Transgender Health Program at OHSU, developing extensive knowledge in the area and co-authoring a number of important studies. After this specialized training, Dr. Esmonde went on to become Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. He subsequently completed a Gender Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Toby Meltzer and Dr. Ellie Zara Ley. Beginning in June 2021, Dr. Esmonde will serve as a full-time Associate Surgeon with The Meltzer Clinic offering the full spectrum of gender-affirming procedures at The Meltzer Clinic’s location at Legacy Good Samaritan in Portland, Oregon.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Esmonde, please visit: or call 480-657-7006.

About The Meltzer Clinic:
The Meltzer Clinic was founded by Dr. Toby Meltzer, one of the most experienced gender surgeons in the United States. Dr. Meltzer is board-certified in both General and Plastic Surgery. He served as an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU from 1990 to 1996, before going into private practice. He started performing Vaginoplasty at OHSU in 1993. In 2003, Dr. Meltzer became the first surgeon in Arizona to specialize in Gender Surgery when he moved to Scottsdale to expand his practice. Over the years, Dr. Meltzer had declined dozens of requests from surgeons requesting his tutelage in Gender Surgery until 2015 when his workload became unsustainable and he brought on Dr. Ellie Zara Ley. To improve accessibility for his patients in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Meltzer partnered with Legacy Good Samaritan in 2019 to offer Gender Surgery once again in Portland. Patients can now choose between either Scottsdale or Portland for surgery dates.