Dr. Heather Quaile is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy, from San Diego Sexual Medicine with renowned sexual medicine physician Dr. Irwin Goldstein. She has focused her training specifically in Integrative Gynecology to include: menopause, female sexual dysfunction, sexuality and cancer, sex and pregnancy, and integrative/functional medicine. Dr. Quaile is also trained as a sexual assault nurse examiner and an AASECT certified sex counselor, providing sexual health education, information and personalized counseling to patients of all ages. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 20 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Her expertise includes peri/menopausal concerns, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low libido in women, interstitial cystitis, effects of cancer and cancer treatments on sexuality, pregnancy/postpartum sexuality, and female sexual health. Dr. Quaile earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.
Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. She is a certified yoga instructor with a focus on pelvic floor health. As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, she is interested in health promoting activities that allow individuals to be actively engaged in maintaining their own health and direct participation of the management of symptoms. The goal of Dr. Tenfelde’s program of research is to explore and test interventions to reduce symptom burden for women with pelvic floor disorders. She studies yoga as a mind/body therapy to help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence and improve Quality of Life and how post-partum physical changes impact sexual function. Dr. Tenfelde completed the Sexual Health Counseling program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2015. She has worked clinically in a sexual health clinic and currently works in a Federally Qualified Health Center as a Women’s Health NP. In 2014, she received the New Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society to fund her research.
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.
Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. He has authored about 350 peer reviewed publications and multiple chapters, and edited 6 textbooks in the field. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, sexual health management post cancer treatment, genital dysesthesia/persistent genital arousal disorder, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Dr. Goldstein is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California, San Diego and practices medicine at San Diego Sexual Medicine. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews and past Editor of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and a Past President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He holds a degree in engineering from Brown University and received his medical degree from McGill University. The World Association for Sexual Health awarded the Gold Medal to Dr. Goldstein in 2009 in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the field, in 2012 he received the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and in 2014 he received the ISSM Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He is happily married to his college sweetheart Sue, and together they have three children and five grandchildren.
Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP, IF, CST, is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at Academic Urology’s Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg performs direct patient care, consultative services as a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator and sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Kellogg is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; Associate Professor at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is the course director for the Female Sexual Health Clinical Preceptorship and a member of the Board of Directors, Scientific Program Committee and Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr Kellogg is a certified sexuality counselor and therapist. She has been a featured columnist in The New York Times “Ask the Experts’ column and is the author/coauthor of 2 books, 10 books chapters and 75 peer-reviewed articles appearing in publications including: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, International J Urogyencology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Women’s Health Care, Female Patient, and Journal of Sex, Education and Therapy.
Dr Kellogg speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to female sexuality, and has been featured in popular venues, including: The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, Discovery Channel, American Milestones, and Web MD.
Dr. Kellogg received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality; OB/GYN practitioner certificate from the University of Pennsylvania; and MSN in Maternal Child Health from Loyola University in Chicago.
She is an active researcher and has been an investigator in a NIH trial and several industry trials investigating female sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain syndromes.
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. Tara Sullivan, PT, DPT, PRPC, WCS, IF attended college at Oregon State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science, continuing on to earn her Masters of Science in Human Movement and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Dr. Sullivan has specialized exclusively in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) treating bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunctions and pelvic pain since 2012. Dr. Sullivan has earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) deeming her an expert in the field of pelvic rehabilitation, treating men, women, and children. She is also a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health (WCS) through APTA and a fellow of the International Society for the study of Women Sexual Health (ISSWSH). She teaches continuing education courses to other healthcare professionals across the nation for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also developed and teaches an elective course at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Franklin Pierce University on Pelvic Health. Dr. Sullivan established the Pelvic Health program at HonorHealth hospital in Scottsdale and recently expanded the practice to 3 additional locations across the valley. She continues to treat patients with her hands-on individualized approach, taking the time to listen and educate her patients, empowering them to return to a healthy and improved quality of life. Dr. Sullivan is very passionate about creating awareness on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and launched her website pelvicfloorspecialist.com to continue educating the public and other healthcare professionals.