Research Summary

I am a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Women’s Cancer Care Program at UCSF. My clinical expertise focuses on the gynecologic issues for women who have had breast cancer or are at high risk for breast cancer. I teach residents and medical students in a weekly clinic and lecture locally, nationally and internationally regarding these issues. I have become a nationally recognized expert in this field and helped author the American College of Gynecology (ACOG) Technical Bulletin on this subject. I provide clinical consultations for patients regionally and nationally. Many of my surgical procedures involve joint procedures with breast and plastics teams for women who need a gynecologic surgery as part of their breast cancer treatment.

I am a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Panel and the sub-committee chair for the panel on sexual functioning. My clinical research focuses on quality of life and menopausal issues for women with or at high risk for breast cancer. I am currently a co-investigator in the PROSper trial, a prospective study looking at quality of life, cardiac and bone outcomes in BRCA mutation carriers who either undergo or do not undergo risk reducing oophorectomy. I have been the co-investigator of a Phase 2 Trial evaluating safety and efficacy of vaginal Estring and Testosterone cream for the treatment of vaginal dryness for women on aromatase inhibitors. I have previously conducted studies looking at the use of Chinese herbs to treat hot flashes and menopausal symptoms.


University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, B.S., 1979-83, Biochemistry/Zoology
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, M.D., 1985-89, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 1989-1993, Residency/ObGyn

Honors & Awards

  • 2000
    Exceptional Education Contributions Award, Dept of Ob/Gyn & RS, UCSF
  • 2000, 2001
    Best Doctors of America citation
  • 2002, 2004, 2015
    “Best Doctors in the Bay Area” citation in San Francisco Magazine
  • 2004
    The Joanne Horning “You Can Make a Difference” award from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, San Francisco Affiliate
  • 2006-2015
    Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Ob/Gyn Residency Program, UCSF
  • 2006
    Award for Excellence in Direct Teaching at the UCSF School of Medicine, from theAcademy of Medical Educators
  • 2006-2014
    Excellence in UCSF Medical Student Teaching for academic faculty, UCSF
  • 2009
    Award for teaching excellence by the 2009 graduating medical school class, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Goldman ME Life After Treatment: Quality-of-Life Concerns in Patients Treated for Cancer.  View on PubMed
  2. Melisko ME, Goldman ME, Hwang J, De Luca A, Fang S, Esserman LJ, Chien AJ, Park JW, Rugo HS Vaginal Testosterone Cream vs Estradiol Vaginal Ring for Vaginal Dryness or Decreased Libido in Women Receiving Aromatase Inhibitors for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  View on PubMed
  3. Greenwald SR, Watson S, Goldman M, Rowen TS Group Medical Visits to Provide Gynecologic Care for Women Affected by Breast Cancer.  View on PubMed
  4. Melisko ME, Goldman M, Rugo HS Amelioration of sexual adverse effects in the early breast cancer patient.  View on PubMed
  5. Goldman M, O'Hair K Women's health, breast health: a review of the gynecologic effects of breast cancer.  View on PubMed
  6. McKenna DA, Poder L, Goldman M, Goldstein RB Role of sonography in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancies.  View on PubMed
  7. Jacobs BP, Burns B, Marya R, Chapman J, Stone B, Hwang S, Goldman M, Barrows K, Hamolsky D, Sampel K Integrative tumor board: recurrent breast cancer or new primary? UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center.  View on PubMed

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