Dr. Curtis Crane

Curtis N. Crane, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a very unique background: he is one of the world’s only physicians who has trained as both a plastic surgeon and reconstructive urologist. With this combination of specialties, Dr. Crane is uniquely qualified to treat patients requiring major genitourinary reconstruction, such as in female to male and male to female gender confirmation surgery.

Dr. Crane. graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, one of the nation’s most rigorous engineering programs. He co-oped at DePuy Orthopedics making hip implants and became very interested in medicine. He chose to continue his education at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Upon completion, he was accepted to the prestigious Dartmouth Hitchcock Urology program in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where he completed a six-year residency.

Because of his interest in complicated urologic surgery, Dr. Crane pursued a fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology at Detroit Receiving Hospital with the distinguished Dr. Richard Santucci. This was followed by a full three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Crane traveled to Europe to complete a fellowship specific to gender surgery. He has worked extensively with Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic in Belgrade, Serbia, Dr. Preecha’s team in Bangkok, Thailand, and with Dr. Monstrey in Ghent, Belgium.

Dr. Crane is now practicing exclusively with the Crane Center for Transgender Surgery in Austin, Texas.


“After initially meeting some members of the trans community, I was immediately drawn to them. Gender dysphoria challenges the basic pretenses that the medical community assumes to understand about chromosomal influence on gender. It takes a courageous group of individuals to tell the world that XX does not always result in a female and XY male. It is yet another example that the world cannot compartmentalize its citizens.”

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