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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

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 10/31/2021, 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:

  • Allergan, Inc
  • Laborie Medical ULC
  • Sacramed, Inc.
  • Bioness, Inc.
  • Medtronic plc

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

148 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
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

I would definitely recommend doctor Goldman. Very friendly and makes me feel comfortable and explains and answers all my questions

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr. Goldman's office staff is the best of the best.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Excellent physician it's a painful procedure I totally trust Dr Goldman and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

My doctor was always very courteous and engaged and treated me with respect and dignity at all times.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

I was worried about safety of my bladder as I am a kidney transplant recipient. He consulted Dr We about this which I appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Goldman is efficient and professional. He answered my questions and put me at ease. Tatyana was quite courteous and helpful as well.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

My experiences at Cleveland Clinic have been fantastic. Everyone is kind and helpful. The nurses and Dr. Goldman are great. They make me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Goldman is thorough and explains things very well. I feel I can trust his decisions completely.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

My visit was very informative. The Dr.and Fellow spent a long time explaining the upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

I liked Dr. Goldman from the first day that I met with him. He looked me in the eye when speaking. I felt like he was talking to me and included me in making decisions about my health. I have recommended Dr. Goldman to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. And staff are very warm and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Will refer Dr. Goldman a million times to whoever will listen. He is great!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Very professional staff!! Highly recommended Dr. Goldman!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Goldman is very busy. That's good and bad.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr Goldman did not explain any options for my problem, he just gave me 4 pamphlets to read at home without explaining anything about my problem. He did give me a prescription for pills and did not tell me what to expect as far as helping me. He did not ask if I had any questions either.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Goldman and his staff were very helpful. Nicole was especially helpful in arranging the virtual appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I love how Dr. Goldman and staff talk with you as the procedure is happening, it eases a personal and let's me know I'm not another number. I'm glad I found this team as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr.Goldman is a treasure. Glad I found him as his team. Glad he lightens the moment.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I was given hope and encouragement from Dr. Goldman after being rejected by 3 other physicians. He was very thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Tell me about my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I am very happy with Dr. Goldman and Cleveland Clinic. I wish I had started going to them a yea earlier!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I have complete respect and confidnce with DR. Goldman's care.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Great service. Awesome nurse and medical asst. Professional service. Dr. Very Knowledgeable. Excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Wish I would've met Dr years ago.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Goldman is the best doctor I have ever had. I do recommend him to others

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

I had to bring my 4 year old nephew with me to the appointment and they took very good care of me as the patient and my family member while I was in for the exam. My nephew Logan says Dr.goldman is the best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

My experience with Dr. Goldman office very positive . I have no negative comments.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Goldman and his assistant provided me with excellent care. I could not ask for a better experience. Yes I would recommend Dr. Goldman to others.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Goldman is very knowledgeable. Listens & understands to my issues, concerns, pains. Always puts me at ease. He has a plan of execution at every visit. Love that he schedules his own surgery appts.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Goldman was informative, listened to my thoughts on my illness, addressed my pain issues and I genuinely felt seen. Kind, courteous- not only to us but all of his staff as well. Very impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

I have the best doctor. He really listeners to me.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Goldman went over and beyond.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

The doctors were very helpful in deciding how to get results to my issue. They scheduled a procedure to find out what is causing my problems. Hopefully they will be able to help resolve.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

My experiences with Dr. Goldman have been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr. Goldman is a very caring physician.

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