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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

  • 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 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, 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 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 Education - 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

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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 11/19/2022, 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:

  • Laborie Medical ULC
  • BlueWind Medical Ltd.
  • Medtronic plc
  • 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

180 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Goldman is an exceptional doctorvery good listener and compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Love Love Love Dr. Goldman and his staff

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Seen by both PA and Doctor. Both were attentive and gave as much time as needed did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

With all of that aside, Dr. Goldman is wonderful and answered all my questions, and couldn't be happier with him and Nicole

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Goldman is an excellent doctor. I was in so much pain when I originally came to his office. Now, I am much better. This was the 4th time I had some sort of bladder surgery. I told him that I wish he was my doctor during my earlier surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Goldman and his staff always provide detailed information about treatments and procedures. The entire staff is very helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

It is taking me a while but I am warming up to Dr. Goldman

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Nurse practitioner and all staff

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

The provider provided excellent care

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Very comfortable appointment. Dr Goldman and staff were " awesome". I was made to feel like a individual not a number and Dr explained everything so I understood everything/medicine usage/why this med/ follow-up appt/if this doesn't work We made a game plan for other options available to my issues. Thank you Dr. Goldman & Staff

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Great experience. Dr. Goldman and his staff worked very well together and gave me the best care possible. Thanks guys!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

I was very impressed with both the resident I saw as well as Dr. Goldman. They spent a great deal of time with me. They listened to me answered all of my questions. I am so glad I came to the Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Doctor knew what the problem was and took care of it.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Goldman is always very nice and asks if I have any questions regarding treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

The majority of my appointment time was with the doctor's staff, but they were efficient and I felt Dr. Goldman had trained all to his specifications.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Great Dr and staff. Very pleased with his compassion,knowledge and expertise. He knew what my problem was after testing me and was always available for questions. So happy that he took me as a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Goldman really listens and cares for his patients. So does his physician assistants.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Everyone was very professional and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone from scheduling to Dr. Made me feel special and took the time to answer questions and help guide me to the best of all abilities.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

I have and will highly recommend Dr Howard Goldman for the procedure I had done.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Saw Dr. Goldman for a second opinion because felt I did not get enough info on my options from a different doctor. Dr. Goldman was very through and clear on my condition and options. I learned what I needed to know to make health care decisions regarding my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

I received excellent care from my doctor. Very impressed. I felt like he truly cared about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

The doctor in charge (DR. GOLDMAN) was the best ever. In removing my stent.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

I have a great experience and feel taken care of by everyone on Dr. Goldman office.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr Goldman was a very much concerned about my condition.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr. Goldman has a great team and they work very well together

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

I as referring to the Physician. The only problem I have is his resident seemed to boing the procedure.

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