Dr. Kim is a Senior Investigator at the Institute for Sexual Medicine in San Diego, as well as an associate editor of Sexual Medicine Reviews. Dr. Kim has been engaged in research on the physiology of sexual dysfunction since the mid-1980s and has published and lectured extensively. He was among the early investigators to describe the role of nitric oxide in penile erection and has consistently contributed to the field of sexual medicine, being recognized with numerous research prizes from various sexual medicine societies. He previously served as the Assistant Director of the Laboratory for Sexual Medicine Research at the Boston University School of Medicine and was a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Sexual Medicine for the first decade of the journal through 2014. From 2007, Dr. Kim served for 5 years as Chief Scientific Officer of Alagin Research, a biotechnology company devoted to developing therapeutics and diagnostics in sexual medicine. Dr. Kim continues to serve as a consultant to other companies developing therapies for sexual dysfunction. Most notably, he has assisted Sprout Pharmaceuticals in Raleigh, NC with clinical trial design and refiling of the NDA for flibanserin, the first treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. Dr. Kim received his BA in biology, MA in biochemistry and PhD in physiology from Boston University and completed a research fellowship in cardiology at the University of California, San Diego.
Mrs. Goldstein is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, as well as managing editor of Sexual Medicine Reviews. She works at San Diego Sexual Medicine to develop clinical research projects, write protocols and oversee clinical trials, as well as supervise educational programs and support trainees. Mrs. Goldstein’s passion is education and in addition to co-authoring When Sex Isn’t Good to provide education and empowerment to women with sexual dysfunction, she has served as Education Chair of ISSWSH and currently serves on the Global Development and Online Services Committees and Chairs the Industry Relations Committee for the International Society for Sexual Medicine. In addition, she develops programs for The Institute for Sexual Medicine, a charitable corporation dedicated to research and education in the field.
Brooke Faught is a board certified, women's health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy. She completed her undergraduate training at The Ohio State University, her MSN at University of Pennsylvania and her DNP at Vanderbilt University.
In 2005, Brooke Faught developed and implemented the Women's Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) as a division of Urology Associates, P.C., in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently functions as the Director of WISH. She has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) since 2005. In 2012, she gained designation as a Fellow of ISSWSH and she currently serves as the Fellowship Committee Chair on the ISSWSH Board of Directors. She also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) from 2011 to 2017 including two years as Treasurer. Brooke Faught maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She also serves as faculty and a planning committee member for the annual NPWH/ISSWSH Sexual Health and Vulvoscopy Course for Nurse Practitioners.
Brooke Faught is widely published in the field of women's sexual and pelvic health. She regularly lectures to local, national, and international audiences and she is frequently invited to provide her expert opinion to various media outlets. Professional awards include the William Oxley Thompson Award for early career achievement and Alumni Transformers in Nursing and Healthcare through the Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Recent Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) 40 Under 40 award and the NBJ Women of Influence Award.
Alyse Kelly-Jones is a board-certified OB/GYN practicing in Charlotte, NC. She has been interested in female sexuality since beginning her residency at University of Florida Shands Jacksonville in 1995. Almost as soon as she established herself in her practice at Mintview Women’s Care in 2006, Dr. Kelly-Jones began attending ISSWSH conferences each year. Dr. Kelly-Jones is passionate about women’s sexual health, as it is an important part of ensuring a woman’s overall healthy attitude toward her life. An avid triathlete and crossfit enthusiast, Dr. Kelly-Jones founded a volunteer program that recruits and trains women to participate in their first triathlon. Tri It For Life is an extension of Dr. Kelly-Jones’ philosophy that physical exercise is an important way of helping women look out for their own health by taking the time to make their own lives better. “A healthy sex life is only one part of the overall guide that women need to follow to live their best life,” said Dr. Kelly-Jones. “So often, women become focused on everyone else in their lives that they lose sight of the importance of taking care of themselves. Exercise and pleasure are two of the best ways I know for women (and men for that matter) to reconnect with themselves, their loved ones and their dreams." In addition to serving on the ISSWSH Board of Directors, Dr. Kelly-Jones is a nationally sought-after speaker. She testified before an FDA committee on the medical benefits of Addyi, and is a well-known speaker and personality in North Carolina. In addition to appearing as a regular on-air consultant to several local morning news shows, Dr. Kelly-Jones established a long-running discussion forum called Sex & Sensibility for Charlotte women, men and those who have yet to decide, regarding sexuality and wellness.
Dr. James Simon is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility; by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD); by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) as a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP); by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) as an ISSWSH Fellow (IF); and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) as a Certified Sexuality Counselor. A short-list of his other honors and achievements includes being selected to “Top Washington Physicians, “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists”, and “The Best Doctors in America”. Dr. Simon is an author or co-author of more than 550 peer reviewed articles, chapters, textbooks, abstracts, and other publications, including several prize-winning papers. Dr. Simon is coauthor of the paperback book: “Restore Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Reviving Her Sexual Desire and Passion for Life”.
Dr. Kwangsung Park is a Professor of Urology at Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea. He received his medical degree (1983) and PhD (1993) at Chonnam National University, and completed his urology residency at Chonnam National University Hospital, and fellowship (1995-1997) in male erectile dysfunction at Boston University School of Medicine, USA.
Dr. Park is currently a member of National Academy of Medicine of Korea, President of the Korean Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (KoSSWSH), co-Chairman of Education Committee of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine (open access journal of ISSM) and also of Investigative and Clinical Urology (official journal of Korean Urological Association).
Dr. Park served as Members at Large and Chairman of Grants & Prizes Committee of ISSM, Chairman of the Scientific Program and Research Committee of APSSM, and also President of the Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology (KSSMA). He has received numerous research awards, including the Jean-Paul Ginestie Prize (1996) and Newman-Zigniotti Prize (2000).
Dr. Tami Rowen is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the University of California, San Francisco. Her clinical practice focuses on caring for women with sexual health concerns, and chronic illness as well as gynecologic surgery and family planning services. Her research has focused on family planning and sexual health practices both nationally and internationally. In addition to being ISWSH Education chair, she also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Sexual Medicine.
Dr. Becky Lynn provides general obstetrics and gynecological care, specializing in sexual health, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (low sex drive), and dyspareunia (painful intercourse). She treats conditions that include orgasmic disorder, menopause, irregular bleeding, vulvar disease, and sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Lynn offers family planning, colposcopy, and endometrial and cervical biopsies.
She is interested in research that examines sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Lynn is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and World Professional Association for Transgender Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Lynn once rode her bike from Paris to London to raise money for breast cancer research.
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and works in a private practice in Washington DC at IntimMedicine Specialists. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being ISSWSH Education chair, she also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Dr Susan Kellogg Spadt is the Clinical Director of Female Sexual Medicine at Academic Urology Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr Pa. She teaches Human Sexuality at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and College of Nursing and Drexel University College of Medicine where she is a Professor of OBGYN. She is the Chair of the ISSWSH Fellowship Committee and is a Certified Sexuality Therapist and Counselor.
Dr Katherine Williams is a board certified OBGYN and a fellow of the International Society for Women's Sexual Health. She graduated from LSU Medical School in 1994 and finished her residency at LSUMC New Orleans in 1998. She is the founder and president of the Center for Women's Health, a group OB/GYN practice located in Covington, Louisiana that focuses on obstetric and gynecologic care as well as robotic surgery. She also founded the Southern Institute for Women's Sexual Health (SIWSH), a specialty clinic comprised of a network of providers including a physical therapist and oncologist that work together to help all women including cancer survivors with complex pelvic pain, sexual pain and vulvovaginal disorders. Dr Williams currently serves as President-Elect of the Louisiana State Medical Society and sits on the Board of Advisors for You Night Events which is an empowerment program for female cancer survivors . She was a commissioner for the Board of Governors for St Tammany Parish Hospital for 6 years and served on the Medical Executive Committee for St. Tammany Parish Hospital for 12 years. Her other leadership roles include chief of staff at St Tammany Parish Hospital in 2011 and president of the St. Tammany Parish Medical Society in 2010. Dr. Williams currently serves as the chairman of the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel since 2014.
Dr. Sally MacPhedran is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Her areas of expertise include birth control, Menopause care, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy and Sexual Health. Dr. MacPhedran completed her medical training at Case Western Reserve University and went on to complete her internship and residency at the University of California-Irvine. In addition to being Membership Chair, Dr. MacPhedran currently serves on the Membership Outreach and Membership Diversity and Inclusion Committees for ISSWSH where she has played an active role in the expansion and outreach of the society.
Dr. Jewel Kling is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and women’s health provider in the Division of Women’s Health Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona, followed by a Chief Internal Medicine fellowship year. Her clinical and research interest are in menopause and sexual health. She is a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner. She is also interested in education and is active with the Internal Medicine residency and Mayo medical school, as well as efforts to expand the discipline of Sex and Gender based medicine. She is the co-chair of the LGBTI Mayo Employee Resource Group, as well as a member of our Transgender clinic steering committee.
Dr. Hannan is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, USA. She completed her PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology at Queen’s University, Canada with Dr. Michael Adams. She continued her training with post-doctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia with Dr. Clinton Webb and at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine working with Drs. Trinity Bivalacqua and Arthur Burnett. Dr. Hannan a strong background in many biochemical and in vivo techniques, smooth muscle signaling, neurovascular physiology and pathophysiology of the genitourinary tract. Her research interests focus on bladder, vaginal and penile function/dysfunction in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and aging.
Linda Vignozzi is Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the University of Florence, Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences where she coordinates the Gynaecological Endocrinology Research Unit in the Sexual Medicine and Andrology Unit. At the University of Florence she received her MD and PhD in Endocrinology and Metabolic diseases. At the School of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, she received her Postgraduate Diploma in 2011. Prof. Vignozzi has written several book chapters and invited reviews in the field of male and female sexual medicine, hypogonadism and metabolic diseases, prostatic diseases, including BPH, human reproduction. She has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (2009-2012), member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (2012-2016), and a member of the Scientific committee of the Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE; 2015 -2017). Prof. Vignozzi is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Endocrinology, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Obesity (SIO; 2014 at present); the Chair of “Female Sexual (dys)function” scientific subcommittee of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, and Chair of “Female sexual health and dysfunction” scientific subcommittee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM). In addition, she coordinates the committee dedicated to “Endocrinology and Female Sexuality” of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAMS).
"Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC, is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Yong is a gynecologist with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery, and works at the BC Women's Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis (http://womenspelvicpainendo.com) and the BC Centre for Vulvar Health (http://bcvulvarhealth.ca). Dr. Yong is also PI of the UBC Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory (http://Yonglab.med.ubc.ca), and holds funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research."
Joshua Gonzalez, MD, graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with degrees in Anthropology and English. A native of California, Dr. Gonzalez spent the next decade in New York completing his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and his urology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital. In 2015, he completed a joint UCLA/San Diego Sexual Medicine fellowship in sexual medicine under Dr. Irwin Goldstein. Dr. Gonzalez is now in private practice in Los Angeles. He specializes in the management of male and female sexual dysfunctions. Dr. Gonzalez also treats a variety of common urological conditions including benign prostatic disease, voiding dysfunction, and male infertility. Throughout his career, Dr. Gonzalez has focused on advocating for sexual health and providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ community. He remains committed to engaging medical professionals and patients through non-traditional the use of social media.