Riordan Ledgerwood, MD (@Ledgemd )

Riordan Ledgerwood, MD

Bio Peds Resident | @UofLmedschool grad | They/Them | My opinions = My own | A Scholar and a Gentlethem πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ
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iPhone : #Medtwitter, how do you handle losing your patients? One of my favorite patients passed today. How do you handle this 10000xs over?

Twitter for iPad : For those of you who missed it, my speech about anti-racism work in medical institutions was republished in Weekly Hubris!

Every Physician Should Be Antiracist: A Medical Student’s Call to Action weeklyhubris.com/every-physicia…

Twitter for iPad : Transgenderism isn't a thing.

Children aren’t β€œbeing transed.”

Detransition is rare, and those who detransition because they're cis are even rarer.

I wasn’t born in the wrong body, I was born in a trans body.

Hormone therapy is medicine for my brain.

Trans folks are epic. πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

iPhone : Trans people are political because our mere existance has been made political.

For a long while I thought I could be quiet and things would get better.

I was so so naive and so wrong.

We will not back down. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

iPhone : med student They say that but then you’ll get called β€œblunt”, β€œaggressive”, β€œintimidating” or β€œtoo direct”.

You do what you need to do to be the best doc you can be and tune out the haters.

iPhone : Quickly correct. If an apology is said, it should be quick and everyone should move on.

Apologies should never be about the offended comforting the offending. twitter.com/adamantxyves/s…

iPhone : Im amused when people credit my health activism to institutions Ive attended.

My growth in this space is often in spite of education/training. I learn from marginalized communities, my experiences as β€œother”, & mentors who get it.

Its more about what you do than where you go

iPhone : Can’t wait to be a non-binary (Internist-)Pediatrician! #MedPeds #QueerInMedicine twitter.com/Ledgemd/status…

Twitter Web App : Keep speaking up everyone. Advocate for your patients. Advocate for yourself.

You are not alone.

#TransNBinMedicine

Twitter Web App : Hopeful for this change for current non-binary Pediatricians as well as all those non-binary folk coming into the esteemed ranks of Peds.

Cause, contrary to popular belief, I am not the only one, and this problem doesn't end with me.

Twitter Web App : I am happy to inform you we have started to work on this project. There are a number of factors for us to consider given all of the past and current data of ABP has used a binary approach. We are taking a thoughtful and deliberate approach to make this a non-binary selection.

Twitter Web App : A month ago I reached out about the lack of gender options in the demographics of the Pediatric In-Training Exam. Well, a personalized letter from the American Board of Pediatrics hit my mailbox yesterday.

Heres what they had to say: