Michael L. Brownstein archive

Michael Brownstein (born May 4, 1941) is an American plastic surgeon known for his work with transgender and gender diverse people.

Brownstein was widely considered among the best for top surgery for trans men and transmasculine people seeking chest masculinization.

Brownstein’s clients included Chaz Bono and other notable trans men, and he was mentioned in the 2019 film Adam, set in 2006.

Brownstein’s practice was taken over by Curtis Crane following his retirement in 2013.

American surgeons

California surgeons

Historic surgeons


Halstead, Richard (October 10, 2015). Mill Valley doctor begins performing gender reassignment surgeries at Marin General Hospital. Marin Independent Journal.


brownsteinmd.com [archive] 1999–2012

brownsteincrane.com [archive] 2012–2013

Crane Center (cranects.com)

  • Brownstein’s successor, Curtis Crane