Dr. Benji Laniakea serves as the chief of 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. They also serve as the theme lead for the Sex, Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Function curriculum at the Stanford School of Medicine for which they received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award, and have the honor of advising the American Medical Association on LGBTQ+ Health.

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

2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • Training student teachers to improve LGBTQ plus health education MEDICAL EDUCATION Moutwakil, A., Wary, N. K., Laniakea, B., Gisondi, M. A. 2024

    View details for DOI 10.1111/medu.15330

    View details for Web of Science ID 001161028000001

    View details for PubMedID 38348609

  • Teaching transgender cultural competency with standardised patients MEDICAL EDUCATION Mukund, A. X., Jia, J. L., Nedelman, M., Rydel, T. A., Bajra, R., Srinivasan, M., Schillinger, E., Laniakea, B. H. 2024

    View details for DOI 10.1111/medu.15325

    View details for Web of Science ID 001161460300001

    View details for PubMedID 38348701

  • 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