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Dr. Benjamin Laniakea is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in full-spectrum LGBTQ+ health. He graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences and attended residency at UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine residency program. Since 2018 he has been the Theme Lead for the Sex, Gender, and Sexual Function curriculum at the Stanford School of Medicine and spearheads the new Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

Clinical Focus

  • LGBT Health
  • Transgender Health
  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2016)
  • Medical Education: University of Buffalo School of Medicine (2013) NY
  • Residency: UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency Program CA
  • MD, SUNY University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


All Publications

  • A case of a trans-masculine patient receiving testosterone with a history of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. The breast journal Eckhert, E. n., Laniakea, B. n., Kurian, A. W. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1111/tbj.13829

    View details for PubMedID 32255524

  • Depression in the LGBT Patient: A Standardized Patient Encounter Huang, B., et al MedEd Portal. 2014

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