Nathan Levitt, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, BSN, MA

Director of LGBTQ and Gender Justice Learning



Nathan has been teaching LGBTQ healthcare to nursing and medical schools around the country for over 20 years.  Nathan’s clinical practice includes working as a clinician at Folx Health, a digital healthcare service provider providing customized medical plans for the LGBTQ community.  He has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the gender affirming surgery program at NYU Langone Health where he provided education, preoperative, and postoperative care for transgender patients seeking gender affirmation surgery, as well as providing hormone therapy.  Nathan was in the first New York State Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program and became the Director of Transgender Care at Community Healthcare Network (CHN). He has worked as a Transgender Health consultant to NY State and NY City Department of Health. He worked for 8 years at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center providing care for LGBTQ patients, building transgender health programs, and creating and facilitating curriculum on transgender health. He has worked as a community organizer, program coordinator, researcher, consultant, trainer, and health educator with international and national organizations for over 15 years. Nathan trains community health centers, health professional schools, hospitals, and community-based organizations, and has been published widely, on transgender health.

Nathan holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NYU College of Nursing, a Masters of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Emory University.  He is a recipient of the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation Fellowship and the Spirit of Hillman Award, as well as a scholarship recipient from Oncology Nursing Society, and the Nurse Education Fund.  

Selected Pub​lications/Presentations


Nolan, Ian & Dy, Geolani & Levitt, Nathan. (2019). Considerations in Gender-Affirming Surgery: Demographic Trends. The Urologic clinics of North America. 46. 459-465. 10.1016/j.ucl.2019.07.004.  

Lelutiu-Weinberger Corina, Pollard-Thomas Paula, Pagano William, Levitt Nathan, Lopez Evelyn I., Golub Sarit A., and Radix Asa E (2016). Implementation and Evaluation of a Pilot Training to Improve Transgender Competency Among Medical Staff in an Urban Clinic. Transgender Health. 1(1): 45-53.  

Levitt, N. (2015). Clinical nursing care: transgender patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,19, 362–366.

Hein, L. and Levitt, N. (2014). Caring for Transgender Patients. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. Volume 12- Issue 6. P. 36-37.

Lim, F. and Levitt, N. (2011). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender health. American Journal of Nursing, 111(11).

Office of the Public Advocate (2008), Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Access to Healthcare at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Facilities. NY, NY: Public Advocate for the City of NY.  

J. Johnson, A. Radix, J. Santos-Ramos, N. Levitt, H. Reynolds, G. Mayer, R. Mukerjee. If you’ve got it, check it: establishing a sexual health clinic for transgender clients at a New York City community health center. : AIDS 2010 - XVIII International AIDS Conference: Abstract no. WEPE0346  

2018 NBC Out Pride 30 honoree:…

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. (2014). In L. Erickson-Schroth (Ed.). New York,NY: Oxford University Press.  

Jones, Carolyn. The American Nurse: Portraits, Interviews, & Biographies of 75 Nurses. Welcome Enterprises, 2012.