Dr. Stephen E. Goldstone is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, a position he has held since 1987, and he has a surgical practice in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Goldstone's clinical focus includes anal cancer, sexually transmitted infections, and human papilloma virus infections. He has developed a surgical technique to treat anal HPV-related dysplasia and is currently involved in testing both prevention and treatment procedures for HPV. He is a member of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium. He is President of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Board of Governors. He resides in New York City.
Dr. Goldstone is known for his commitment that all patients "find a provider with whom they can talk and feel comfortable in bringing up their issues." He is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association where he has served in the past as a Board Member. "Whether someone is gay or straight, getting good medical care means being able to talk with your provider about your sexual practices and sexual fears. You have to be completely honest, because your sexual life is important to your overall health and well-being. If you’re having sex with multiple partners, then you need to discuss what kind of sex you’re having so your risk of STDs can be evaluated. There are many people who have same-sex partners but who would never say to a clinician “I’m gay” because they don’t consider themselves that way. What’s important to discuss is what you actually do when you’re intimate, not how you view yourself..... We do have rights as patients to expect quality care, dignity, and attention to our needs from our clinicians... Just tell your provider what you expect, and what you need to know."
Dr. Goldstone is author of almost a hundred articles, as well as the book, "The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex: A Medical Handbook for Men" (1999). When he noticed how many gay men in his New York practice were ignorant about basic facts concerning sexually transmitted diseases and sexual practices, he responded by writing the book. He uses the time he has with every patient to teach about safe sexual practice and sexually transmitted diseases. Some patients are surprised by his frank discussions of topics usually kept "in the closet" by most doctors.
- State University of New York, Albany, NY, B.S., 1976
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, M.D., 1979
- Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, Internship; Residency in Surgery, 1979-1982; Chief Resident in Surgery, 1982-1984