Marci Lee Bowers was born on January 18, 1958. She was born Mark Bowers at Oak Park, Illinois. Her appearance was slight and feminine appearing, making her a target of bullies. She is the eldest of four siblings. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom while her father was a furniture salesman. Marcie Bowers is a transgender. However, she says that she is a woman who had a transgender past.
Marci Bowers Bio: Age, Early Life
Marci had a happy childhood living with her parents, as earlier mentioned. At the age of 19, she felt she needed to express herself as a woman and moved off to San Diego, hoping to acquire her desired transition.
Marci says she lived in denial, especially after joining the Unification Church, a cult observed by the Moonies. Her life progressed in male nature, and she got married.
Her transition occurred at the age of 37 years when she was married and with three children. This caused a very big rift between her and her parents. This raw was so severe that they only got to reconcile with her father after he got Cancer and was almost dying.
Marci Bowers Education Details
Marci has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin acquired in 1980. Here she is also the former class and student body president. Marci has a medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She took her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Later, she continued in Seattle as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center.
Marci Bowers Career Details
Marci Bowers is a renowned gynecologic and pelvic surgeon. She is the pioneer of gender affirmation surgery and is the first woman worldwide to have had a transgender history performing transgender surgery.
She is acknowledged as the first US surgeon to learn the technique of restoring a functional clitoris after undergoing female genital mutilation.
Her first medical practice was in obstetrics, wherein her 20 years’ experience she is said to have delivered more than 2000 babies. She served as the Ob/Gyn department chairperson at Swedish Medical Center and was a member of the Washington state Midwifery board.
Marci Served under Stanley Biber, an American physician who pioneered sex-reassignment, performing thousands of procedures. Bowers took over his practice after his retirement at the age of 80. Throughout her career, Marci has done more than 2000 genital operations. She has an average of 12 surgeries performed every week.
She later relocated to San Francisco, where she continued the practice. She has helped initiate transgender surgical education programs in Tel Aviv, New York, Colorado, and Toronto. Some of these programs have been termed exemplary, and there has been non to even in the US.
In 2018, Bowers successfully had the first live surgical vaginoplasty operations in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She was the first US surgeon to restore the clitoral functions after FGM, and she does not charge the survivors. She has operated on more than 500 victims at her clinic in San Mateo.
She has participated in medical missions in Burkina Faso and Kenya alongside local plastic surgeons to help Africa
Marci Bowers Net Worth
Marci has an estimated net worth of between $1-5 million. Her primary source of income is in gynecology. While at Trinidad, Bower generated revenue of $1.6 million to the hospital. This value is believed to be ten times in California.
Marci Bowers Love And Family Life
Marci Bowers is married to Ann Bowers. Not much is said about their relationship, but they have three children. Bowers, after changing to being a woman, remained married to Ann in a non-conventional relationship.
Marci Bowers Awards And Media Appearances
Marci has had numerous awards and honors throughout her career journey. Just to mention a few, she was the president University of Minnesota Medical School and president medical student council. She was the best doctor in America according to the American Research Council, 2002-2004, she received the Community Health Award from the Callen Lorde Health Center, just to mention a few.
She has appeared on popular shows to discuss and elaborate on issues transgender and gender affirmation. Some of these include; Oprah Winfrey Network, Aljazeera Network as a commentator, CNN, BBC documentaries, Netflix Chelsea show, just to mention a few.
She remains a celebrated surgeon, and having been a transgender; she well understands what it feels like being in the shoes.