Anchor Health announced today that AJ Eckert, DO, the medical director of our Gender & Life-Affirming Medicine (GLAM) Program, is stepping down from their position with Anchor Health to pursue a new medical position outside Connecticut. Dr. Eckert will continue with the organization until March 15 to support the smooth transition of his responsibilities and the handover of patient care.

“I feel lucky to have had the privilege of working beside Dr. Eckert since I joined Anchor Health in 2020,” said Joseph Canarie, MD, AAHIVS, the medical director of Anchor Health’s HIV Prevention & Treatment Program. “Through their leadership, we have seen exponential growth in our gender-affirming care program. Dr. Eckert has been a cherished colleague and mentor to me and the rest of Anchor Health. I thank Dr. Eckert for the compassionate care that he provided his patients and his unrelenting commitment to improving the health and well-being of queer and trans people across Connecticut through advocacy at the state and national level. I wish them nothing but the best in his future endeavors and look forward to connecting in the near future.”

Anchor Health remains fully committed to providing our patients with the most groundbreaking, radically inclusive, gender-affirming, and sex-positive care possible. All services and treatments patients have received from Dr. Eckert will continue to be available at Anchor Health.

Our patient care team will contact patients who have an appointment with Dr. Eckert after March 15 to reschedule with one of our other dedicated providers. All your records will remain intact upon Dr. Eckert’s departure, and your care will continue uninterrupted. If you have any questions or concerns about rescheduling with a new provider, please call 203-903-8308 or send us a MyChart message.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this transitional period. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for trusting us with your care.