SLVHCS’s Dr. Buth Wins Forum For Equality’s 2017 Acclaim Award For Health
NEW ORLEANS – Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) announced Dr. Jamie Buth has won the Forum for Equality’s 2017 Acclaim Award for Health for her service to the community, in particular, her advocacy for transgender veterans.
“I am grateful to be able to care for our transgendered veterans,” said SLVHCS associate chief of staff for primary care Dr. Jamie Buth. “Being different is hard but what’s hardest is to feel unwanted. I appreciate their strength, their determination and their beauty, and I will always try to provide the care they deserve.”
Dr. Buth has been a resident of New Orleans since 1996 and has been caring for transgender veterans since 1997. She is a board certified internal medicine specialist and a graduate of St. Louis University Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Buth is also a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). In 2016, she began to provide care for transgender veterans in central Louisiana through the Alexandria VA Medical Center.
Before moving to Louisiana, Dr. Buth worked at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in the Department of Medicine, where she was the assistant dean for clinical affairs. Prior to this, she was in private practice in Wisconsin.
Dr. Buth is co-author of a book on transgender health care, "Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide for Health Care Providers.” In 2016, she presented a poster on her work at WPATH’s 24th Biennial Scientific Symposium in Amsterdam, Netherlands: ‘Prevalence & Characteristics of Transsexuals Treated at a Veterans Health Administration Facility in New Orleans.’