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.
After completing her Bachelors in Experimental Psychology and Masters in Physical Therapy, Karen Brandon pursued her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University to further her interest in research and academics. She was part of freshman cohort of Board-Certified Women’s Health PT Specialists in 2009. She divides her time now by teaching quarterly course work at Loma Linda University in Women’s and Men’s Health Studies, and Orthopedics as well working at Kaiser Permanente Southern California where she is the Regional Clinical Practice Lead for Pelvic Rehabilitation covering program development, and professional training at 15 Medical Centers.
She enjoys staying connected with other professionals and maintaining quality in the PT profession by serving on the steering committee of the Pelvic Floor Sexual Medicine Group of Southern California and is a journal reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She was invited to serve as Edition Editor for the July/August 2016 publication for the Journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: “Sex in the Second Half.” She also authored a chapter on Musculoskeletal Management of Orgasm Disorders in the textbook, “Female Sexual Function and dysfunction. “
Her interest in expanding services in sexual health and pelvic medicine has taken her internationally to develop rehabilitation in Women’s and Men’s Health clinical programs in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and China, and Canada.
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. Shari Goldfarb is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on characterizing and improving the negative effects of cancer therapy on sexual health and fertility in cancer survivors. She is currently developing methods to better identify and understand symptoms affecting cancer patients and their overall quality of life. Dr. Goldfarb’s clinical work focuses on women with breast cancer.
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. Sheryl Kingsberg is the chief of the division of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and psychological aspects of infertility.
Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials for treatments for female sexual disorders and consults for many pharmaceutical companies that are developing investigational drug treatments for sexual problems. She is an Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Menopause and Climacteric.
Dr. Kingsberg is a past president of The North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
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. Maria Uloko is a urologistwho specializes in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction, female sexual pain, low libido/desire, regenerative ED treatments, advanced erectile dysfunction, symptomatic menopause, atrophic vaginitis, urologic prosthetic surgery, Peyronies disease, and hormone replacement therapy. She provides care for all genders from all over the spectrum.
Dr. Uloko is a strong advocate of improving the quality of life of her patients by providing a comprehensive, compassionate and inclusive approach to often stigmatized subjects. She believes in empowering her patients to take ownership of their sexual health by providing a shame-free space to ask questions and share their stories. She seeks to close gaps in disparities of care and implement systems that promote diversity and inclusivity.
As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Physician at San Diego Sexual Medicine she is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows in urology and sexual health. Dr. Uloko completed a fellowship in comprehensive sexual health with a focus on prosthesis/reconstruction at San Diego Sexual Medicine and Scripps. She completed residencies in urology and general surgery at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and earned her medical degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.
Dr. Samantha Tojino is a nationally certified menopausal provider, a fellow in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and a Doctor in Nursing Practice-Nurse Practitioner. She employs a comprehensive approach in addressing women’s menopausal, sexual, and pelvic health issues to restore optimal health in females.
She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of South Carolina, her Master of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, NY. She speaks nationally at the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health-Women’s Sexual Health conference to assist in training other practitioners to treat sexual health conditions. She is the Recipient of the Augusta award for Clinical Excellence as a NP, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Award for clinical excellence for the state of Georgia.
Tojino completed much of her clinical training, plus additional training in sexual medicine, at San Diego Sexual Medicine with Dr. Irwin Goldstein. Prior to joining Doctors Urology and Pelvic Health Specialists, Tojino assisted in the development of Premier Women's Center for Incontinence and Sexual Heath, and served as the Director of Operations for a urological medical practice in New York. Tojino began her clinical career oncology in 1995
Her passion is helping women achieve optimal health and “Getting their groove back after menopause.”