Irwin Goldstein , MD

Other Specialty and Urological Surgery

(619) 265-8865

San Diego Sexual Medicine
5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 300
San Diego, CA 92120


Dr. Irwin Goldstein, director of the sexual medicine program at Alvarado Hospital, has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970s. 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. In addition to his director role at Alvarado Hospital, he is 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 Boston University School of Medicine. 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, President-Elect 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, and the 2013 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. VIDEO CLIPS AND ARTICLES What is Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder? What is the Latest Research in Women's Sexual Health? Sexual Function Tips What Women Should Know About the G-Spot Does a Healthy Sex Life Contribute to a Woman's Overall Health? An 18-Month-Old with Pubic Hair? One Doctor Warns of the Dangers of Testosterone Gel The Surprising Pros and Cons of Birth Control Pills Drug-coated Stents for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 45 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: Mc Gill Univ Fac Of Med

Graduation Date: in 1975

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Alvarado Hospital LLC

Specialties: Other Specialty and Urological Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • N/A

Goldstein's Office Information

Fax: (619) 926-5769
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Goldstein's Other Office Information

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


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