Irwin Goldstein, MD

Irwin Goldstein, MD
San Diego Sexual Medicine 5555 Reservoir Drive Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92120

Irwin Goldstein, MD

San Diego Sexual Medicine, led by internationally respected physician Dr. Irwin Goldstein, is a multidisciplinary health care facility providing compassionate, state-of-the-art, evidence-based clinical management for men and women with sexual health concerns. The practice provides a unique opportunity for men and women to have their sexual health managed by a variety of sexual medicine providers in various disciplines without the constraints of a traditional medical department.

San Diego Sexual Medicine provides patient care, education, and research in the field of sexual medicine. Sexual medicine attempts to improve sexual health through the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions or diseases that involve sexual function. Sexual health concerns for women include problems with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm and pain. Sexual health concerns for men include problems with sexual desire, erection, ejaculation, orgasm and pain.

The staff at San Diego Sexual Medicine have been specially trained to care for you in a compassionate and respectful manner, from the moment you call for an appointment to the time you leave with your sexual medicine management strategy. Dr. Goldstein is a world-renowned leader in the field, with a hand-picked staff under him. Our facility, where you can expect to spend several hours for your initial evaluation, is comfortabe for both patients and partners. San Diego Sexual Medicine is conveniently located on the campus of Alvarado Hospital, a private hospital just minutes from downtown San Diego.

Dr. Irwin Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area. He is Editor-in Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal 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 has relocated to San Diego where he is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.

Dr. Goldstein holds a bachelors 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 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 Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Womens Sexual Health, a former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a board member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the American Urological Association, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. Dr. Goldstein is a 2009 winner of the Gold Medal awarded by the World Association for Sexual Health in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the field.

Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Training Boston Univ Med Ctr/Univ Hp, Urology; Boston City Hosp, Urology; Boston City Hosp, General Surgery
Services Diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire (HSDD), arousal disorders, sexual/genital pain, orgasm disorders, Peyronie's disease.
Physician, nurse practitioner, sex therapist, physical therapist
Surgeries include penile revascularization, vestibulectomy, penile prosthesis implantation, dorsal slit, Bartholin's glands marsupialization
Additional Services Sexual Medicine
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