Dr. Benjamin Laniakea is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in full-spectrum LGBTQ+ health. He graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences and attended residency at UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine residency program. Since 2018 he has been the Theme Lead for the Sex, Gender, and Sexual Function curriculum at the Stanford School of Medicine and spearheads the new Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

Clinical Focus

  • LGBT Health
  • Transgender Health
  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2016)
  • Medical Education:University of Buffalo School of Medicine (2013) NY
  • Residency:UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency ProgramCA
  • MD, SUNY University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


All Publications

  • Depression in the LGBT Patient: A Standardized Patient Encounter Huang, B., et al MedEd Portal. 2014

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