Meet the Team

    • Dr. Sidhbh GallagherExpert Gender Confirmation Surgeon

      Dr. Sidhbh (“Sive”) Gallagher is originally from Ireland. She became an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2015. She earned her medical degree from the University College Dublin, in Ireland, where she graduated in the top 3% of her class. She then came to the United States to complete a general surgery residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia becoming a board certified general surgeon. After which she completed a fellowship in plastic surgery with the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she has now made a home for her practice.

      Dr. Gallagher has a passion for gender reassignment surgery and finds this to be the most rewarding community of patients to be honored to work with. Once completing her schooling and joining IU Health, she went traveling about the world to gain the necessary training on these specific set of procedures. She has trained with many practices here in the USA as well as physicians in Ghent, Belgium, Serbia and Sydney, Australia.

      While not practicing she loves running and kite-surfing as well as drawing and painting. She has a pilot’s license and is passionate about travel. She enjoys visiting family in Ireland, the south of France and the middle-east.

    • Ashley Jacob, PAPhysician Assistant

      Ashley is a board certified Physician Assistant specializing in plastic surgery. Ashley attended PA school at Indiana University where she graduated in the top 15% of her class. She has been working with Dr. Gallagher since 2016 assisting with pre-op, intra-op, and post-op care with our gender reassignment patients. She enjoys having the opportunity to follow patients through their entire experience at University Gender Affirmation Surgery and being able to see the happiness Dr. Gallagher brings her patients through her work. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys running, art, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

    • Emma HughesGender Affirmation Program Coordinator

      Emma is a cisgender woman who coordinates all client care from start to finish with the University Gender Affirmation Surgery program. She works with all our patients to obtain the appropriate documentation for the consultation and insurance submission, as well as work with clients to schedule a surgery date that works for them and all the bits and pieces in between.

      She has a passion for all folks in the LGBTQIA+ community and is excited to work with transgender and nonbinary patients. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees from IU Bloomington in International Studies, Spanish, and Public Management, and has been working in healthcare since 2017, specializing in insurance.

      In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with friends, reading books, watching movies and exploring new music – both in live venues and through online music platforms. She also enjoys art and traveling, and has spent a couple years living in Spain where she learned Spanish and traveled throughout Western Europe.