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Howard Goldman

Howard B. Goldman MD, FACS

Professor and Vice Chairman (Quality and Patient Safety), Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Urology and Gynecology, Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Howard B. Goldman is a Professor on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and an expert in quality and patient safety serving as the Institute Vice Chairman for Quality at the Glickman Urologic Institute. He has a joint appointment in the departments of urology and obstetrics and gynecology and is actively involved in the training of fellows and residents, including serving as Fellowship director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic.  He has directly trained over 35 fellows and residents who are specialized FPMRS practitioners.

Dr Goldman’s interests are in the medical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunction, neuromodulation, prolapse repair, complex reconstructive female urologic surgery and neurourology. His contributions to the literature have been prolific, including author of over 250 articles and book chapters, editor of three textbooks and panel member for a number of standardization, guidelines and best practice statement panels. Within the AUA he has been on the SUI Guidelines as well as Urodynamics guidelines committees. Within ICS he has been on the male LUTS terminology committee as well as the ICS/IUGA female prolapse terminology committee.  He also led the group that came up with the ICS sacral neuromodulation best practices document.

His prominent international reputation has led to invitations as visiting professor in the United States and abroad as well as numerous invited lectures. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and is a former Assistant Editor of the Journal of Urology. .

He is currently the co-director of the AUA annual review course for part 1 of the ABU exam, is on the AUA Education committee, serves as online education director for IUGA, is the scientific co-chair for the 2020 ICS annual meeting, was the program co-chair for the 2020 SUFU meeting, was on the program committee for the 2020 International Neurourology Society and is the International Consultation on Incontinence committee chair for surgery for male incontinence.

Dr Goldman has been involved in and led numerous projects related to innovative treatments utilizing stem cells for SUI, neuromodulation, utilization of urodynamics, management of complications and improvements in safety and efficiency in pelvic floor surgery.

Dr. Goldman is an astute physician-scientist, nurturing educator, model leader, and unwavering patient advocate renowned in the field of urology.