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Irwin Goldstein, M.D.

University of California at San Diego, Clinical Professor of Surgery. Alvarado Hospital Clinical Director of Sexual Medicine

Irwin Goldstein, M.D.

Director of Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital

Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California at San Diego

Director, San Diego Sexual Medicine

Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, sexual health management post cancer treatment, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Dr. Goldstein has authored more than 350 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, and edited books on erectile dysfunction and on women’s sexual health. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews and past Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, official journals of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California San Diego, and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice. 

Dr. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University, with an honors thesis in biomedical engineering. In 1975, he graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine for 25 years where he was Professor of Urology and Professor of Gynecology and founding Director of the former Institute for Sexual Medicine at BUSM. Dr. Goldstein is currently President of The Institute for Sexual Medicine, Inc, a charitable corporation for education and research in the field. He is a former President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), a former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the American Urological Association, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. The World Association for Sexual Health awarded the Gold Medal to Dr. Goldstein in 2009 in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the field, in 2012 he received the ISSWSH Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 the SMSNA awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2014 he received the ISSM Lifetime Achievement Award 

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