Dr. Benjamin Laniakea is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in full-spectrum LGBTQ+ health. They are the recipient of the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award and have served as the Theme Lead for the Sex, Gender, and Sexual Function curriculum at the Stanford School of Medicine since 2018. They spearhead the Stanford LGBTQ+ adult clinical program, which offers comprehensive and tailored healthcare for the LGBTQ+ patient population for patients of all ages, sexualities, and gender identities.

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

Research Interests

  • Gender Issues

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