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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

  • 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 - 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:

  • Sacramed, Inc.
  • Laborie Medical ULC
  • Allergan, 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

162 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor is marvelous! Best decision to have this surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Goldman is tremendous! I felt very supported and listened to. I will for sure be suggesting him to anyone in need.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I couldn't be happier with Dr.Goldman and his staff. They are beyond efficient and put me at ease. They are all wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

dr and fellow were very thorough and thoughtful. excellent team!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

excellent provider. very nice. listened to me. made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Really these items are NA. My physician's office schedule the appointment and I didn't have any calls.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I had to wait a while and then the doctor rushed in and out pretty quickly.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

excellent. Dr. Goldman and his staff were so wonderful. highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Goldman is respectful and caring. I trust him with my care and appreciate that he answers all of my questions and takes the time to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Goldman's staff was extremely helpful with the video process and scheduling. So very kind!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Staff wonderful as was the physician. Positive visit.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Excellent experience with doctor. Clear explanation of treatment options. Efficient and friendly follow up by support staff.

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