Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. He has authored about 350 peer reviewed publications and multiple chapters, and edited 6 textbooks in the field. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, sexual health management post cancer treatment, genital dysesthesia/persistent genital arousal disorder, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Dr. Goldstein is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California, San Diego and practices medicine at San Diego Sexual Medicine. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews and past Editor of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and a Past President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He holds a degree in engineering from Brown University and received his medical degree from McGill University. 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 International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and in 2014 he received the ISSM Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He is happily married to his college sweetheart Sue, and together they have three children and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Goldstein is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, as well as managing editor of Sexual Medicine Reviews. She works at San Diego Sexual Medicine to develop clinical research projects, write protocols and oversee clinical trials, as well as supervise educational programs and support trainees. Mrs. Goldstein’s passion is education and in addition to co-authoring When Sex Isn’t Good to provide education and empowerment to women with sexual dysfunction, she has served as Education Chair of ISSWSH and currently serves on the Global Development and Online Services Committees and Chairs the Industry Relations Committee for the International Society for Sexual Medicine. In addition, she develops programs for The Institute for Sexual Medicine, a charitable corporation dedicated to research and education in the field.
Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Valleywise Health Medical Center (VHMC), where she is the Founding Director of The Refugee Women’s Health Clinic (RWHC). She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University, medical degree from Weill Cornell Medicine, and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the George Washington University Medical Center. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and then became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan where she obtained her Masters in Health and Health Care Research examining disparities in reproductive health care among refugees/immigrants through mixed-method Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and served as the Online Services Chair from 2011 – 2015. Dr. Johnson-Agbakwu has garnered numerous awards including: the Jacque Steiner Public Leadership Award, the ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, the Arizona Business Journal Health Care Leadership as well as Health Care Heroes Awards, the State of Black Arizona Community Luminary Award, and the ISSWSH Humanitarian Service Award.
Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP, IF, CST, is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at Academic Urology’s Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg performs direct patient care, consultative services as a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator and sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Kellogg is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; Associate Professor at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is the course director for the Female Sexual Health Clinical Preceptorship and a member of the Board of Directors, Scientific Program Committee and Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Kellogg is a certified sexuality counselor and therapist. She has been a featured columnist in The New York Times “Ask the Experts’ column and is the author/coauthor of 2 books, 10 books chapters and 75 peer-reviewed articles appearing in publications including: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, International J Urogyencology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Women’s Health Care, Female Patient, and Journal of Sex, Education and Therapy.
Dr. Kellogg speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to female sexuality, and has been featured in popular venues, including: The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, Discovery Channel, American Milestones, and Web MD.
Dr. Kellogg received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality; OB/GYN practitioner certificate from the University of Pennsylvania; and MSN in Maternal Child Health from Loyola University in Chicago.
She is an active researcher and has been an investigator in a NIH trial and several industry trials investigating female sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain syndromes.
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is the chief of the division of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and psychological aspects of infertility.
Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials for treatments for female sexual disorders and consults for many pharmaceutical companies that are developing investigational drug treatments for sexual problems. She is an Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Menopause and Climacteric.
Dr. Kingsberg is a past president of The North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Sharon Parish is a Professor of Medicine in Clinical Psychiatry and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Director of Medical Services at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division. She obtained her MD at Albany Medical College and then completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at the George Washington University Medical Center and a fellowship in Psychosocial and Behavioral Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Parish is a past president, past Education chair, and the current Clinical Guidelines chair of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and has served as faculty of the popular ISSWSH Fall Course since its inception.
Dr. Tami Rowen is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California, San Francisco, who specializes in sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer and transgender individuals. Rowen also provides routine prenatal care, family planning services and management of both routine and complex gynecological conditions. She provides surgical and medical treatment for conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, adnexal masses (growths near the uterus and related structures), cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells on the cervix) and endometriosis.
Rowen earned her medical degree and a master's degree in health and medical sciences through a joint program of the University of California, Berkeley, and UCSF. She completed a residency in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.
Rowen is an internationally recognized expert in sexual health. She serves as the education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has conducted studies in developing countries on family planning as well as safe motherhood.
Rowen is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, World Professional Association for Transgender Health and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and works in a private practice in Washington, DC. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being ISSWSH Education chair, she also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Dr. James Simon is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility; by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD); by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) as a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP); by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) as an ISSWSH Fellow (IF); and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) as a Certified Sexuality Counselor. A short-list of his other honors and achievements includes being selected to “Top Washington Physicians, “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists”, and “The Best Doctors in America”. Dr. Simon is an author or co-author of more than 550 peer reviewed articles, chapters, textbooks, abstracts, and other publications, including several prize-winning papers. Dr. Simon is coauthor of the paperback book: “Restore Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Reviving Her Sexual Desire and Passion for Life”.
Dr. Tara Sullivan, PT, DPT, PRPC, WCS, IF attended college at Oregon State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science, continuing on to earn her Masters of Science in Human Movement and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Dr. Sullivan has specialized exclusively in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) treating bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunctions and pelvic pain since 2012. Dr. Sullivan has earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) deeming her an expert in the field of pelvic rehabilitation, treating men, women, and children. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health (WCS) through APTA and a fellow of the International Society for the study of Women Sexual Health (ISSWSH). She teaches continuing education courses to other healthcare professionals across the nation for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also developed and teaches an elective course at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Franklin Pierce University on Pelvic Health. Dr. Sullivan established the Pelvic Health program at HonorHealth hospital in Scottsdale and recently expanded the practice to 3 additional locations across the valley. She continues to treat patients with her hands-on individualized approach, taking the time to listen and educate her patients, empowering them to return to a healthy and improved quality of life. Dr. Sullivan is very passionate about creating awareness on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and launched her website pelvicfloorspecialist.com to continue educating the public and other healthcare professionals.