elijah castle

Hi there. My name is Elijah Castle. I work in research centered around the trans community, addressing topics such as client-clinician relationships, autonomy and consent, and how stigma affects provisions of care. I also provide educational workshops, materials, and support in community settings on topics related to gender-affirming healthcare including surgery information, healthcare navigation, adolescent care, and sexual health.

I strive for all of my work to be community-centered. My specific academic research interests and expertise include:

Selected Citations

Manuscripts/Peer-Reviewed Publications:

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Professional Memberships:

1/2023-Present Member

National Student Bioethics Association

12/2022-Present Member

American Society for Bioethics + Humanities

10/2022-Present Member, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Working Group

NYU Langone Health

08/2022–Present Member, Empirical Bioethics Working Group

NYU Langone Health

07/2021-Present Member, LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

NYU Langone Health 

07/2021-Present Full voting member 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

07/2021-Present Full voting member 

United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH)

10/2019-Present Member

Trans Health Advocates of New York (THANY)

If you would like to see my full CV, please contact me via the link at the bottom of this page. 


These are some resources I think are particularly helpful and want to recommend.

Gender-Affirming Surgeons with No/High BMI Limit

You can find a list of surgeons who have no BMI limit or a BMI limit higher than the average of 30-35 here.

Healthy Trans

Trans health and surgery resources by my friend and colleague, Gaines Blasdel, including insurance information and health education. Click here to take a look.

T4T Caregiving

T4T Caregiving is a US-based network of caregivers who can provide assistance with postoperative surgery needs and recovery. Find out more here.


If you would like to contact me, please click here