Dr. Rachel Rubin M.D.

Dr. Rachel S. Rubin is a board certified Urologist and fellowship trained sexual medicine specialist and clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Having received her sexual medicine fellowship training from Dr. Irwin Goldstein, she has the unique distinction of being one of just a small number of physicians to be fellowship trained for all genders.

Dr. Rubin is also associate editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews and is the education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)


  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2003-2007, BS in Biopsychology and Biomedical Engineering. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, High Thesis Honors

Medical Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2007-2011, Degree: MD


  • General Surgery. Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Washington DC, 2011-2012. Department Chair: Lynt Johnson


  • Urology. Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Urology, Washington DC, 2012-2016. Department Chair: John Lynch


    • Sexual Medicine and Prosthetic Urology. San Diego Sexual Medicine and Kaiser Permanente San Diego Department of Urology, San Diego, CA, 2016-2017. Fellowship Directors: Irwin Goldstein and Eugene Rhee.


    • American Board of Urology: Board Certified: February 2019
    • Fellowship designation from Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
    • North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner October 2021

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    • National Library of Medicine
    • Cantalino, J. M., et al. Ejaculatory Function Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 111.3 (2021): e167.

    • Healy, David, et al. Diagnostic criteria for enduring sexual dysfunction after treatment with antidepressants, finasteride and isotretinoin. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine Preprint: 1-12.

    • Uloko, M. Rubin R. Managing Female Sexual Pain. Urologic Clinics of North America. November 2021. 48:4:487-497.

    • Uloko, M. Rubin R. Female Sexual Pain Disorder. AUA Update Series. April 2021. Lesson 13 Volume 40.

    • Kowalczyk, K, Davis, M, O’Neil, J, Lee, H, Orzel J, Rubin R, Hu, J. Impact of Retzius-Sparing vs. Standard Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy on penile shortening, Peyronie’s disease and inguinal hernia sequelae. European Urology Open Science. 2020 Dec 1;22:17-22

    • Buck, E. S., Lukas, V. A., & Rubin, R. S. Effective Prevention of Recurrent UTIs with Vaginal Estrogen: Pearls for a Urological Approach to Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. Urology. (June 10, 2020).

    • Rubinz (sic), R, et al. Transplant nephrectomy with peritoneal window: Georgetown University experience. Turkish Journal of Surgery 35.3 (2019): 191.

    • Towe M, La J, El-Khatib F, Roberts N, Yafi FA, Rubin R. Diet and Female Sexual Health. Sexual Medicine Reviews. 2019 Oct 25.

    • Rubin RS, Malphrus E. Interstitial Cystitis and Sexual Dysfunction: Diagnostic Accuracy Is Essential. Current Sexual Health Reports 2018;10:104–108.

    • Aerts L, Rubin RS, Randazzo M, Goldstein SW, Goldstein I. Retrospective Study of the Prevalence and Risk Factors of Clitoral Adhesions: Women’s Health Providers Should Routinely Examine the Glans Clitoris. Sex Med 2018;6:115–22.

    • Rubin RS, Xavier KR, Rhee E. Virtue Quadratic Male Sling for stress incontinence-surgical guide for placement and delayed revision. Transl Androl Urol 2017;6:666–73.

    • Goldstein I, Komisaruk BR, Rubin RS, Goldstein SW, Elliott S, Kissee J, et al. A Novel Collaborative Protocol for Successful Management of Penile Pain Mediated  by Radiculitis of Sacral Spinal Nerve Roots From Tarlov Cysts. Sex Med 2017;5:e203–11.

    • Rubin, R., Goldstein, I. Medical Management of Sexual Dysfunction in the Aging Male. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2016; 32 (3) 167-173.

    • Siddiqui MM, George AK, Rubin R, Rais-Bahrami S, Parnes HL, Merino MJ, et al. Efficiency of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis by MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy vs  Standard Extended-Sextant Biopsy for MR-Visible Lesions. J Natl Cancer Inst 2016;108:.

    • King M, Rubin R, Goldstein AT. Current uses of surgery in the treatment of genital pain. Current Sexual Health Reports 2014;6:252–258.

    • Chen LN, Rubin RS, Othepa E, Cer C, Yun E, Agarwal RP, et al. Correlation of HOXD3 promoter hypermethylation with clinical and pathologic features in screening prostate biopsies. Prostate 2014;74:714–21.

    • Harmanli O, Hong E-K, Rubin R, Jones KA, Boyer RL, Metz S. Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary for midurethral sling procedures? A series of 174 cases without preoperative antibiotics. Int Urogynecol J 2012;23:621–3.

    • Rubin R, Jones KA, Harmanli OH. Vaginal evisceration during pessary fitting and treatment with immediate colpocleisis. Obstet Gynecol 2010;116 Suppl 2:496–8.

    Professional Society Membership

    International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH): Member 2016- present

    • ISSWSH Fellowship Designation
    • Education Chair 2020-present
    • Member of the Advocacy committee: (2021-present)
    • Member of Public Outreach committee: (2020-present)
    • Co-Chair of the Sexual Pain Course (2020 – present)
    • Member of Global Development Committee: (2017- present)
    • Chair Patient information sub-Committee (2018-present)
    • Member of Membership Outreach Committee (2016-2020)
    • Member of Social Media Committee (2016-2020)
    • Member of Scientific Planning Committee for 2018, 2021 annual meeting

    American Urological Association (AUA): Member 2012- present

    • Section Editor for the online core curriculum on female sexual function: 2019-present
    • Faculty for Female Sexual Medicine Course at AUA annual meeting 2018- present
    • Author for Female Sexual Pain Disorder. AUA update series. Lesson 13 Volume 30
    • Abstract reviewer for Female Sexual Function/Dysfunction: 2017-2020 AUA meeting

    Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA): Member 2015-present

    • SMSNA Fellowship Designation
    • 2021 Young Clinicians Committee member
    • 2021 Fellowship and Education Committee member
    • 2019-2020 Social Media Committee member
    • 2018- 2021 Annual meeting Abstract Review Committee
    • 2019-2020 Annual Fall meeting Abstract Review Committee
    • 2018, 2020 Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee Member
    • Reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine

    International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM): Member since 2016-present

    • Grants and Prizes Committee 2019-Present  

    North American Menopause Society Member since 2021-present

    • Certified Menopause Practitioner – NCMP. Exam complete October 2021


    • Sibley Memorial Hospital



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