Dr. Goodman was educated in Michigan at Kalamazoo College and Wayne State University School of Medicine. He moved to California in 1968 to finish his training in the San Francisco Bay area.
After residency training at Stanford University and a short time with Kaiser in the Bay Area, Dr. Goodman moved to the Mendocino Coast in 1973 to become the first OB-GYN on the North Coast between Sonoma and Eureka. He moved with his family from Mendocino to Davis, CA., a small University town located between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, in 2000
I. Education and Training:
College: BA, Kalamazoo College 1964
Medical School: MD Wayne State University 1968
Internship: Highland Alameda Co. Hospital, 1968-69
OB-GYN Residency: Stanford University and affiliated hospitals, 1969-1972 (Chief Resident, 1971-1972)
Post-grad Training includes: IVF, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy,endo-vaginal ultrasound, menopausal medicine, bone densiometry and women’s and men’s sexuality
II. Professional Practice:
Private Practice of OB-GYN and Infertility Fort Bragg and Willits, CA 1972-1988
Private practice of gynecology, advanced operative laparoscopy and menopausal medicine, Fort Bragg and Willits, CA.1989-1999
Hospital Consultant and Locum Tenens physician: High risk hospital-based OB, practice management, clinic-based OB-GYN and menopausal medicine for Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser), Sutter Health, East Bay Perinatal Medical Associates, and others; 1989-2006
Present practice of Gynecology, Perimenopausal Medicine, Bone Densiometry, Vitality and Health Enhancement, Sexual Medicine and Gynecologic and Vulvo-Vaginal Aesthetic Surgery in Davis, CA since 2000. Present primary practice focus: Vulvo-vaginal aesthetic and plastic surgery, integrative women’s health, peri-menopausal and sexual medicine, and difficuly gynecologic decision-making.
III. Professional Organizations:
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elected Member, Society of Reproductive Surgeons
Member, International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) since 2015
Member, California Medical Association and Sierra-Sacramento Co. Medical Society
Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Member, North American Menopause Society
Member, California Medical Review, Inc.
Member, Northern California Ob-Gyn Society
Member, Traditional Practice Alliance
Member, Northern California OB-Gyn Society
Member, International Society of Clinical Densiometry
Member of the Consumer Education Committee of the North American Menopause Society and Past Project Chair of the Consumer Booklist Committee.
Associate, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Fellow, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
IV. Accreditations and Certifications:
Board certified and re-certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accredited in Advanced Operative Laparoscopy, Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy
Certified Menopauseal Clinician and Menopausal practitioner by the National Certification Corporation of Ob-Gyn/Ob-Gyn Nursing Specialties and the North American Menopause Society
Certified Clinical Bone Densiometrist (International Society of Clinical Densiometry)
Fellow, Intentional Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
V. Teaching Activities and Publications:
Dr. Goodman has presented numerous papers at hospital training sessions and clinical meetings on menopause and hormone replacement therapy, female genital plastic/cosmetic surgery, vaginitis, advanced operative laparoscopy, pelvic ultrasound, pelvic pain and risk management. He has published papers on obstetrical care, nurse-monitrices, advanced laparoscopy, risk management and recovery and sexuality issues surrounding hysterectomy and UAE, as well as six separate research papers, reviews and commentaries on vulvo-vaginal aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Goodman was the lead author of a large, multi-center outcome study on vulvo-vaginal aesthetic surgery published in the prestigious Journal of Sexual Medicine and is the author of a full review on the subject of vulvo-vaginal aesthetics, as well as a study of the sexual effects of vulvo-vaginal plastic/cosmetic surgery. A major paper on body image and sexuality in women receiving genital plastic/cosmetic modification is in preparation for publication. Dr. Goodman is the Editor-in-Chief and major chapter contributor to the first major medical textbook on genital plastics, Female Genital Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery presently in production at Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK, for a February 2016 release.
Dr. Goodman presents frequently at women’s health seminars in California and elsewhere and has written three popular books about menopause and midlife transitions: The Midlife Bible: A Woman’s Survival Guide; MEN-opause: The Book for Men (2007); and his newest popular book, You Want to Do WHAT? WHERE?? (All You Wanted to Know About Women’s Genital Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Written by an Expert), which is now available on Amazon.
VI. Special Professional Activities:
Ad. hoc. reviewer for the ” Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.”
Peer reviewer for the “Journal of Sexual Medicine.”
Reviewer for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Ob-Gyn reviewer for the Medical Board of California
Peer reviewer for the journal, “Menopause Management.”
Peer Reviewer, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peer Reviewer, World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peer Reviewer, World Journal of Urology