Dr. Christopher John Salgado, who appeared on TLC’s reality show “I Am Jazz,” has reportedly been fired from the University of Miami Health System after posting Instagram photos of his transgender patients’ genitals.
Salgado admitted to posting the pictures but said he had the patients permission. Salgado attributed the accompanying transphobic and racist comments to an alleged hack.
Who would be OK with those pictures being made public?
Trigger Warning highly disturbing pictures and transphobic and racist comments.
Dr. Christopher John Salgado was fired by the University of Miami Health System within hours of being alerted to this by the TransAdvocate, but he still listed in the wpath surgeon directory
Evidently, it will take time to have Salgado removed.
‘In the meantime, WPATH has created a committee to review complaints about members, which is expected to consist of mostly transgender, non-binary, and intersex people.’ According to the TransAdvocate, ‘Dr. Colt Keo-Meier has agreed to serve on this committee and believes that should they “find that the posts are indeed his… [WPATHs response may] range from remediation to expulsion”. After the initial flurry of social media posts about Salgado, Keo-Meier contacted the National Center for Lesbian Rights who advised that, “based on the seriousness of the surgeon’s violations, a lawsuit could be more expedient” than reporting him to “the medical board and professional associations”. He was further advised that, by posting images of his patients on Instagram, Salgado may have committed a HIPAA violation and that any patients pictured could be eligible to join a class action lawsuit. Those affected can contact Keo-Meier for more information.