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50 Church Street
Montclair, NJ, 07042
United States


Healthy Transitions is a private medical practice that delivers medical care for transgender, genderqueer & gender creative individuals across the lifespan. We are proud to help our patients live authentically since 2006.

We specialize in gender affirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers. Consultations, Second letters, pre-op medical evaluations, and post-op after care.

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Diane Bruessow, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Serving transgender, nonbinary and gender creative patients across the lifespan. Proudly helping Healthy Transitions’ patients live authentically.


PA Diane Bruessow has been practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for 25 years. She's been working with transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive people across the lifespan since 2001 when someone near and dear to her initiated their own transition. Diane was embarrassed by lack of availability of high quality, patient-centered medical care. Since then, Diane has worked to address the gaps in access to trans health care and was thrilled to be invited to join Healthy Transitions in 2012.  The partnership between Dr. O'Connor and PA Bruessow is first and foremost based on a shared commitment to high-quality, patient-centered care for trans, NB and gender expansive people across the lifespan. 

In addition to her clinical practice, Diane was the first PA to be invited to serve on the editorial advisory board of the medical journal Transgender Health - the first peer-reviewed, medical journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity.

Diane regularly contributes her credibility as a licensed medical provider to improve the lives of trans, NB and gender expansive people across the lifespan in other ways that extend beyond the exam room. On the systemic level, she serves as a subject matter expert, consulting for various public health agencies, as an educator providing lectures and mentorship for students and experienced medical professionals alike, as well as advising health systems administrators and health policy makers.  She enjoys doing speaking engagements with the parents, caregivers and other family members of trans, nb and gender expansive children, adolescents and adults who are beginning to explore the relationship between their gender, health and happiness.


Speaker on Trans Health

  • American Cancer Society/Webinar for all US employees

  • Essex County Psychotherapists Network

  • Callen-Lorde LGBT Community Health Center & NYC LGBT Community Center

  • Philly Trans Health Conference

  • Pride Center of Western New York

  • Long Island Trans Experience (LITE)

  • Doctor Radio/Sirius XM

  • IMHO/RainbowRadio.FM

  • Medical Library Association/Twitter Chat

  • MEDTakeOver/Snapchat

  • National and state medical education conferences

    • NY, CT, VT, ME, VA, LA, TX, CO

    • Society of PAs in Pediatrics

    • American Academy of PAs

    • National LGBT & HIV Conference

  • Schools of Medicine and PA programs

    • Yale, Rutgers, Touro, Hofstra, ATSU, FIU, NAU

Trans Health Expert Participant