Dr. Lowell in Williams College Feature Story by Julia Munemo
Izzy Lowell ’02 didn’t set out to establish the only medical clinic in the southeast that exclusively treats transgender patients. She didn’t even set out to become a doctor. An English and art history major in college, she went to medical school only after working in the art world for a couple of years and realizing that she wanted to make a different kind of impact on the world.
But Lowell’s professional choices aren’t really about gender identity—her own or other people’s. They are about providing fair and equal access to medical care.
“Being transgender is about as common as having type one diabetes, and we spend months learning how to treat that in medical school,” she says. “This is an entirely ignored population.”