Dr. Isabel Lowell grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended Williams College, followed by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency in Lawrence, MA, where she learned to speak Spanish through caring for the primarily Dominican patient population. She moved to Atlanta in 2013 and joined the faculty at Emory University, where she started the Gender Clinic at Emory. While working at Emory, she completed an MBA at the Goizueta School of Business, graduating first in her class.
Dr. Lowell is driven by a sense of fairness and equality. She was drawn to do her residency in Lawrence, MA, for the opportunity to serve an underserved population. After moving to Atlanta, she realized that there are very limited options for trans* people to get medical care. “I met several trans people in this area who told me they couldn’t find a doctor who would treat them, not even for basic medical issues. As I started learning about hormone therapy and transgender medicine, I began to realize just how big the need is for trans care in the Southeast.” Dr. Lowell has attended conferences and worked with experts around the country to learn more about transgender medicine. She is a member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and gives lectures regularly to educate other medical providers and students about transgender medicine.
On a personal level, Dr. Lowell has never fit into typical gender roles. “Growing up, I never wanted to wear a dress, and always played with the boys. While I don’t have severe gender dysphoria, I am certainly gender nonconforming – not at either end of the spectrum. I may understand a tiny bit about what it is like to be trans.” Dr. Lowell is proud to be a member of the LGBTQ community, and is passionate about equality and respect for all. She lives in Atlanta with her wife and two children.
Izzy was recently featured in Emory’s Publication Goizueta Beyond.
Puberty Blockers: When should you start? How long should you treat? An overview of puberty blockers and when to initiate gender affirming hormone therapy. Objectives Include: Learn the effects, risks, and benefits of puberty blocker Gain a better understanding of the decision process for starting puberty blockers and/or hormone therapy Develop ways to talk to […]