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

Howard B. Goldman is a Professor on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and in his role as the Institute Vice Chairman for Quality at the Glickman Urologic Institute, an expert in quality and patient safety. 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 and is the past Fellowship director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic.

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 and neurourology. He has authored over 250 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 a former Assistant Editor of the Journal of Urology. He has served on a number of standardization, guidelines and best practice statement panels for the AUA and international organizations. He is also currently the co-director of the AUA annual review course for part 1 of the ABU exam and is on the AUA Education and Data committees and serves as online education director for IUGA.

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 (General Cert)
  • 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 11/3/2019, 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:

  • Nuvectra Corporation
  • Cogentix Medical, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.
  • Bioness, Inc.
  • Medtronic plc
  • Allergan, 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

136 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

I thought it was the place that would investigate my problems I have been having for 5 years. It was just another doctors appointment just like many I have had. Depending on what the doctor finds, in my record, I could possibly be no better off than what I have been. I was.told that sometimes there are no explanation. No effort what so ever to find the problem. Not even 1 test.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr Goldman is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Goldman has wonderful bedside manner, very respectful to my needs, and listens well. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

have only seen Dr Goldman once so far so good

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Goldman is excellent and the procedures went beautifully.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Goldman took my concerns seriously and was very professional in manner.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Goldman is a great doctor and he has a great staff

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Goldman is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Goldman was so professional, caring, and concerned for my problem.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Goldman and the Fellow working with him that day were both very courteous, patient and listened with concentrated effort to my many questions. I had anticipated being rushed through my appointment, because after all, it is the Cleveland Clinic- seeing hundreds of patients per day but, that was not the case. Both my husband and myself felt that we were given adequate time to address our concerns and received complete answers to our questions about the condition and suggested medical solution. I have great confidence in Dr Goldman.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

provider was excellent his excellent appointment was ruined by how long it took to see him though!!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I give dr. Howard Goldman and staff an A+ thanks!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Doctor and staff acted in a very professional manner. I would definitely recommend this care provider to others.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I was nervous when I had to talk to the Dr about my problem and the options that I had. I had been told that I had a very good DR.the procedure went very well. Thank you DR. Goldman.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

dr. Goldman is very professional and described the process very clearly to me and addressed my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

First time ever meeting this provider but I felt like I knew him more. Very confident with how he went over everything I had to address in my visit. We got everything done and more than I expected by the time the visit was done

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Great experience as always! Dr. Goldman is very professional and kind!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Wonderful doctor and wonderful man

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr. Goldman and all of the staff members that worked with me were very nice, personable, efficient and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr. Goldman was kind, informative, efficient. I did get the sense that he really was interested in how I was recuperating.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

I was very pleased with Dr. Goldman. He explained everything to me. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

very pleased with care provider

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