Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD

LappertTransgender Surgery and Christian Anthropology

Deacon Lappert will present a discussion of the “transgender” phenomenon, its historic roots, the scientific evidence for the existence of such a condition, and the moral and ethical problems of the use of medicine and surgery in the treatment of this condition.

Trained and board-certified as a general surgeon and as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Lappert is a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. He is a veteran of the Naval Service, retiring with the rank of Captain, USN, after serving for twenty-four years. Deacon Lappert divides his time between his private practice of plastic surgery and serving as deacon at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church in Decatur, Alabama. He is also chaplain for Courage in the Diocese of Birmingham.