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

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 & Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Urethral Bulking Agent Injection
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Howard Goldman, MD

Dr. Howard Goldman is fellowship trained and board certified in the subspecialty of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is a Professor on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is also an expert on quality and patient safety and is the Institute Vice Chairman for Quality at the Glickman Urologic Institute and a member of the AUA QPSI committee. He has a joint appointment in the departments of urology and obstetrics and gynecology, is actively involved in the training of fellows and residents and is the past Fellowship director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. His interests are in the medical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunction, prolapse repair, complex redo female urologic surgery and fistula repair. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters, is the editor of three textbooks, has been a visiting professor in the United States and abroad and given numerous invited lectures. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and is currently an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Urology. He has served on a number of guidelines and best practice statement panels for the AUA and international organizations. He has also been involved in the development of innovative techniques for the treatment of urinary incontinence and prolapse and received a number of awards for his work.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA

Internship - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA

Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY USA

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

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 11/11/2018, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Cogentix Medical, Inc.
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • Nuvectra Corporation
  • Allergan, Inc
  • Galvani Bioelectronics Limited

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

104 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

This office visit was an excellent experience. Dr. Goldman knew exactly what my problem was with an examination and testing done right in his office. He explained my options, expected outcome and the risks involved. I live 3 1/2 hours from his office, so I was thrilled that I didn't have to go to another building/facility to have more testing. Unlike my normal experience, he scheduled my surgery himself which saved me time ........when I left his office everything was taken care of.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

treated with respect ! Appreciated talking to the doctor before and after the exam...fully clothed ! No wait time for needed surgery ! CLEAN exam room ! Smart PA ! Kind nurses ! NO complications ! Surgery successful !

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

My provider was an excellent teacher, complete with diagrams !

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

I never received a call back from Dr. Goldman's Office about my concerns after seeing Dr. Goldman earlier in the morning. We had to pay for another night in the hotel being that I live 4hrs away and we were afraid to leave without speaking to someone. We were quite frustrated and stressed that such an outstanding and highly recognized for medical care to have that happen on my first visit for an issue that was quite upsetting to me to begin with.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Doctor is very busy but listened to my issues and made recommendations for assistance for me.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr Goldman is wonderful. He has given me back my life. Since the surgery I'm able to do any activity without concern. Thank you Dr Goldman

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

I would have liked the doctor to more thoroughly inquire as to what my work conditions require & how that would affect my return to work.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

dr.goldman is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

I was there for a second opinion for my problem and Dr. Goldman was very helpful. He scheduled a convenient time and location for future tests!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

immediate attention to make another appointment for further help

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

very caring!

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