Marc Goldstein, MD, DSc (hon), FACS is the Matthew P. Hardy Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery; and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is Adjunct Senior Scientist with the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University.
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Video Visits / Telemedicine Appointments
At Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Urology, Center for Reproductive Medicine & Microsurgery, our top priority remains the care of our patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are emphasizing the use of Video Visits to provide a safe, effective, secure, and convenient way to provide patient care. Video Visits allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide best-in-class care for all of our patients.
New and existing patients will have direct access to Dr. Goldstein through a smartphone (preferred) or computer. Our patients will receive instructions to a unique, secure, and private link to access the Video Visit session once the appointment is scheduled.
Nearly all of our visits are being performed via Video Visit at this time. During the Video Visit with Dr. Goldstein, he will determine if an in-person office visit is needed.
Please call our office at (212) 746-5470 to schedule a private Video Visit today.
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Dr. Goldstein is the only male infertility specialist cited in the American Health Magazine special issue on The Best Doctors in America. He is listed in the New York Times Magazine Super Doctors (2015 Issue). He is listed in the books Best Doctors in America (2013), The Castle Connolly Guide America’s Top Doctors (2016 for thirteen consecutive years) and How to Find the Best Doctors, New York Metro Area (2015), as well as America’s Top Surgeons (2015). He is a board certified urologic surgeon and member of a dozen national and international medical societies dealing with male infertility and reproduction. He is Past-President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and recipient of the 1997 Master Teacher in Urology Award and the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater. He has been honored by RESOLVE and the American Infertility Association for his “Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Family Building”. He received the 2002 John Kingsley Lattimer Award in Urology from the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America and is the recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award of The American Fertility Association. He received an honorary Doctor of Science in 2008 from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. In 2009, he received the John Coleman, M.D. Teaching Award from the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. On the occasion of SUNY Downstate’s 150th anniversary in 2010, he was named one of the 150 most distinguished graduates in the history of the Medical College. He is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.
Dr. Goldstein is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in vasectomy reversals and microsurgical repair of varicoceles and blockages. He has performed over 1,000 microsurgical vaso-vasostomies and vaso-epididymostomies. His technique of microsurgical vasectomy reversal, as published in a peer-reviewed journal, yields the highest reported sperm return and pregnancy rates. He developed a microsurgical technique of varicocelectomy in 1984 and has performed over 3,500 cases with the lowest reported failure and complication rates. He was the first American surgeon to be trained in, and perform, the Chinese method of No-Scalpel Vasectomy. He has introduced the microsurgically assisted inguinal hernia repair which significantly reduces complications and failures.
Dr. Goldstein has authored or co-authored over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Surgery of Male Infertility, the first textbook on the subject. He is co-author of The Couple’s Guide to Fertility (Broadway/Random House 2001, 3rd edition), The Vasectomy Book (Houghton Mifflin), Reproductive Medicine Secrets (Hanley & Belfus, 2004), A Baby at Last (Simon & Schuster 2010), and with Peter Schlegel the new Male Infertility (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is on the editorial board of the medical journals Microsurgery and Fertility and Sterility. He has also been featured in interviews on numerous major media outlets including NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Eyewitness News, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
A summa cum laude graduate of the College of Medicine, State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Goldstein worked as a resident in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. After three years overseas in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Major and flying in F4 Phantom aircraft as a Flight Surgeon, Dr. Goldstein was trained in urology at Downstate Medical Center. He continued his post-graduate training in reproductive physiology as an AUA scholar at the Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University, and at the Rockefeller University Hospital.
Drawing on his Air Force experience, Dr. Goldstein was one of the first surgeons to routinely employ checklists in the operating room to reduce errors and complications.
Dr. Goldstein is a long distance runner and triathlete who races regularly and has completed 20 New York City Marathons.
Dr. Goldstein’s office address is: Center for Male Reproductive Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medical College, Box 269, 525 E 68th Street, New York, NY 10065. The telephone number to make an appointment is (212) 746-5470. The fax number is (212) 746-0977. For further information about his male infertility practice, please visit his website at www.maleinfertility.org.
Specialties and Expertise
- Male Infertility
- Vasectomy Reversals Microsurgery
- No Scalpel Vasectomy
- Testicular Disease
- Disorder of Testis
- Varicocelectomy, Microsurgical
- 1968 B.S. cum laude, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn N.Y.
- 1972 M.D. summa cum laude, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Professional Appointments 1972-1973 Surgical Intern, The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y. 1973-1974 Surgical Resident, The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y. 1974-1976 Captain, United States Air Force, Medical Corps, Flight Surgeon 1976-1977 Major, United States Air Force, Medical Corps, Flight Surgeon 1977-1980 Assistant Instructor, Resident, and Chief Resident, Department of Urology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1980-1982 Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1980-1982 Assistant Attending Surgeon, University Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1980-1982 Fellow-in-Residence, The Population Council, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y. 1980-1983 Research Associate, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y. 1980-1986 Associate Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital, New York, N.Y. 1986-1987 Visiting Associate Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital, New York, N.Y. 1982-1988 Assistant Attending Surgeon (Urology) The New York Hospital, New York, N.Y. 1982-1988 Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology) Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. 1982-2003 Staff Scientist, The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, New York, N.Y. 1982-1993 Director, The Male Reproduction and Microsurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y. 1988-1993 Associate Attending Surgeon (Urology) The New York Hospital, New York, N.Y. 1988-1993 Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. 1990-1993 Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) with indefinite tenure, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY 1993- Director, Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y. 1993-1994 Associate Attending Urologist, The New York Hospital, New York, N.Y. 1993-1994 Associate Professor of Urology with indefinite tenure, Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. 1994- Professor of Urology with indefinite tenure, Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. 1994- Attending Urologist, The New York Hospital, New York, N.Y. 2000- Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Professor of Urology, Executive Director, Men#146;s Service Center, Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY. 2000- Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. 2004- Senior Scientist, The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, New York, N.Y. Boards and Fellowships 1973 Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners 1982 Diplomate of the American Board of Urology 1985 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Professional Memberships Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society American Society of Andrology International Microsurgical Society American Society of Reproductive Medicine American Medical Association New York County Medical Society American Urological Association Society for the Study of Reproduction Society of Reproductive Surgeons Society for the Study of Male Reproduction Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
1980-82 Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship Award of the NY Academy of Medicine
1980-82 American Urological Association (AUA) Scholar Award
1981 Grand Prize Winner, Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology Prize, Essay Contest of the NY Academy of Medicine and the NY Section of the AUA
1986 First Prize, Best Movie "Microsurgical vaso-vasostomy: An atraumatic multilayer technique", Annual Meeting. American Fertility Society and Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.
1987 Video Urology, Award for Excellence in Video Production. "Microsurgical vaso-vasostomy"
1990 Video Urology, Award for Excellence in Video Production. "No-scalpel vasectomy"
1994 Co-Author, Best Poster, Infertility Session, Annual Meeting of the AUA
1994 Senior Author, Urology Residents Prize Paper, Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society
1994 Co-Author, Hamilton-Thorn Prize for best paper of the year in the Journal of Andrology
1995 Co-Author, Urology Prize Paper, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
1995 Best Urology Video, Annual Meeting of ASRM
1996 President, Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, ASRM
1997 Master Teacher in Urology Award, Alumni Association, College of Medicine, SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn
1997 RESOLVE, New York City Chapter Award for "Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Family Building"
1983-2000 Sponsor or co-sponsor of 15 prize-winning papers, Ferdinand C. Valentine Essay Contest, New York Academy of Medicine and New York Section, AUA
1999 American Infertility Association Award for Special Contribution and Continued Devotion to Family Building.
2000 Visiting Professor and Immergut Lectureship, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2000 "Best Doctors in New York", New York Magazine
2001 "America's Top Doctors", Castle-Connolly Medical, LTD.
2001 "Best Doctors in New York", New York Magazine
2001 Annual Visiting Professor and Judge-6th Annual Resident's Day Competition SUNY Upstate NY Urological Association, Syracuse, NY.
2002 Paul Peter's Symposium Visiting Professor, Dept. of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern.
2002 Annual Visiting Professor Dept. of Urology, University of Michigan.
2002 "Who's Who in America", Marquis Who's Who
2002 "Best Doctors in New York", New York Magazine
2002 "Best Doctors in America"
2002 "America's Top Doctors", Castle-Connolly Medical
2002 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine.
2002 John Kingsley Lattimer Award in Urology from the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America.
2002 First Prize, Best Videotape "Ultra-Precise Multi-Layer Microsurgical Vasovasostomy: Tricks of the Trade", Marc Goldstein, Peter Chan, Philip Li. Annual Meeting American Urological Association.
2002 First Prize, Best Research Paper, "Intussuseption vasoepididymostomy, comparison of three techniques in rats", Peter Chan, Philip Li, Marc Goldstein. Annual Meeting of Canadian Urological Association.
2002 First Prize, Best Urology Video, "Three techniques of microsurgical intussusception vasoepididymostomy: Cost-effective options for obstructive azoospermia", Marc Goldstein, Peter Chan, Philip Li. Annual Meeting of ASRM.
2003 First Prize, Best Videotape "Microsurgical Intussusception Vasoepididymostomy: Tricks of the Trade", Marc Goldstein, Peter Chan,Philip Li. Annual Meeting AUA.
2003 "Best Doctors in America"
2004 "Who's Who in America", Marquis Who's Who.
2004 "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare"
2004 Bonei Olam Medical Achievement Award
2004 First Prize, Best Urology Paper, "Comparison of patency rates, pregnancy and late failures in four techniques of vasoepididymostomy in 143 consecutive patients", Jonathan D. Schiff, Peter T. Chan, Philip S. Li, Samuel Finkelberg, Marc Goldstein. Annual Meeting of ASRM.
- American Board of Urology
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Professor of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Matthew P. Hardy, PhD Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Professor of Reproductive Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Attending Urologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Education and Training
- M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1972
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
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