Irwin Goldstein MD

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Irwin Goldstein MD
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Irwin Goldstein MD

(619) 265-8865
Primary Specialties
  • Sexual Medicine
  • Secondary Specialties
  • Urological Surgery
  • Affiliations
  • Alvarado Hospital
  • San Diego Sexual Medicine
  • San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Primary Office

    5555 Reservoir Dr., Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92120
    (619) 265-7696
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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    Medical School: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Internship: Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Residency: University Hospital, Boston, MA
    Fellowship: Urology, University Hospital, Boston, MA
    Fellowship: National Kidney Foundation

    Other Specialties/Certifications

    Medical Director, Sexual Medicine Program at Alvarado Hospital
    Editor in Chief, Sexual Medicine Reviews
    Surgical Services Consultant, San Diego VA Hospital
    Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSD
    Director, San Diego Sexual Medicine

    Areas of Expertise

    Male and Female Sexual Medicine


    Healthgrades Honor Roll
    Gold Medal from World Association of Sexual Health for Lifetime Achievement
    Sexual Medicine Society of North America Lifetime Achievement Award
    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors®
    Clinical Investigator Award, NIAMDDK
    International Society for Sexual Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award
    International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women's Sexual Health

    Areas of Interest

    Dr. Goldstein, medical 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 2007, Dr. Goldstein relocated from Boston to San Diego, where he is now the director of the sexual medicine program 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.

    Procedures Treated:

    • Complex Penile/Genital Surgery
    • Doppler Tests
    • Interferon Therapy
    • Microvascular Surgery
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Neurological Testing
    • Penile Implants
    • Penile Prosthesis
    • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
    • Revascularization
    • Vestibular Testing

    Conditions Treated:

    • Dyspareunia
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
    • Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
    • Male Impotence
    • Orgasmic Disorders
    • Peyronie's Disease
    • Premature Ejaculation
    • Sexual Desire Disorders
    • Vulvodynia

    For a more extensive list, visit the San Diego Sexual Medicine website

    Physician Bio

    As the medical director of the Sexual Medicine Program at Alvarado Hospital, I can assure you that our multidisciplinary staff provides compassionate, state-of-the-art, evidence-based clinical management for men and women with sexual health concerns. My team and I provide an unique opportunity for men and women to have their sexual health managed by a variety of sexual medicine providers in various disciplines.

    All members of the staff have been specially trained to care for patients in a compassionate, confidential and respectful manner, from the moment you call for an appointment to the time you leave with your sexual medicine management strategy.

    We also are proud to partner with Alvarado Hospital to create this renowned sexual medicine program that draws patients from around the world, and that Alvarado Hospital was one of the first in the nation to recognize the value of providing hospital-based sexual medicine.