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Title Interim Department Chair
Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations


Hillcrest Hospital

6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights , OH 44124

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cystoscopy
  • Genitourinary Exams
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
  • Removal of Vaginal Mesh
  • Sling Procedures for Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urethral Bulking Agent Injection
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Howard Goldman, MD

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 Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. He has directly trained over 35 fellows and residents who are specialized URPS 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, robotic pelvic 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 and co-editor of the AUA oral board review study guide, is on the ICS Education committee, the IUGA scientific committee and on the board of directors of SUFU and INUS. He was 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, outpatient female reconstructive robotic surgery, 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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN

Internship - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
General Surgery
Memphis, TN

Medical Education - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Undergraduate - University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor of textbook, "Female Urology - A Practical Clinical Guide"


  • Urology
  • Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

female urology, incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction, prolapse surgery, voiding dysfunction, Incontinence, repair of complications of pelvic floor surgery

Innovations & Patents

  • Involved in development of innovative new techniques of neuromodulation for the treatment of overactive bladder problems


  • American Urological Association
  • International Urogynecological Association
  • Society for Female Urology and Urodynamics
  • International Continence Society
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • International Urogynecologic Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/16/2024, Dr. Goldman has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Goldman receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Vathin Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • Laborie Medical ULC
  • BlueWind Medical Ltd.
  • Medtronic plc
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Urovant Sciences, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Excellent experience with dr. Goldman

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I hit the lottery this time by getting such an excellent referral. Very happy and optimistic that my health condition can vastly improve under the care and treatment of Dr. Goldman.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Goldman was great. The resident on the other hand didn't give much confidence.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I love dr. Goldman, and all of the staff that was at my appointment

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr Goldman was terrific. He was very patient with my elderly parent, and was very thorough and kind. I can see why he has his top reputation.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Goldman is an excellent specialist.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Howard Goldman is outstanding in his knowledgeable and kind approach to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Goldman is superb and I am grateful that a physician colleague who is also Dr. Goldman's patient insisted that I travel from New Mexico to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

My provider was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

The intern answered all my questions in a caring manor as did Dr. Goldman

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Goldman office was very responsive every time I called.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Goldman has a wealth of knowledge, and has been able to understand my problem. After over a year of running from Dr to Dr, He was the only Dr able to get to the bottom of my issue. He explained everything clearly, and has a real understanding of what he does.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Alll health care providers were friendly, caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Had to wait about a month for an appointment, but appreciate the time Dr. Goodman and staff spent with me at the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Goldman is fantastic! Professional yet friendly. Provided me with options that I could understand. Excellent at explanations.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Goldman and staff were very pleasant and professional!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

I appreciate the care that Dr Goldman has provided to me over the last year and a half. He's awesome! Very patient friendly!!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Outstanding doctor. As a physician myself, I can say that he is outstanding. Exceptional knowledge and a caring approach..

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Goldman top notch

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Goldman was very helpful in overseeing my ongoing management of chronic urinary problems. I felt at ease and very confident in his opinions!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Doctor was so knowledgeable, concerned and included my opinion. Answered all questions excellent patient care

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Doctor and aid had excellent patient care. Nurse not so much. Would recommend doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Goldman and all of his staff were excellent. I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

My visit was s good experience and I trust this doctor

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Super pro staff and doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Goldman was very personable. I felt very at ease with him

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

He was recommended by a friend and so far I am glad I took her recommendations.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Was please with Dr Goldman's assessment. He answered all my questions/concerns. I'm quite please with him & would recommend him because he explained his procedure in detail in layman's terms.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Was very pleased with this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr is great and does an excellent job, its just so hard to get through to the office and schedule an appt for when you need as he is very busy and not very many current appt's, its always months away to get back in.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I had a great experience. Dr. Goldman and his staff were attentive and answered any questions. When I got home I had more questions and used MyChart to ask them. I received answers within hours.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Goldman was great! I was nervous about seeing urologic and had put it off for a few months. He put all my fears at ease. Very nice, understanding, and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!

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