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)
Peer Reviewed Publications
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2018.01.003.
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. https://doi.org/10.21037/tau.2017.07.33.
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2017.04.001.
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:. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djw039.
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-011-1624-8.
Rubin R, Jones KA, Harmanli OH. Vaginal evisceration during pessary fitting and treatment with immediate colpocleisis. Obstet Gynecol 2010;116 Suppl 2:496–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181da371d.
Professional Society Membership
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH): Member 2016- present
American Urological Association (AUA): Member 2012- present
Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA): Member 2015-present
International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM): Member since 2016-present
North American Menopause Society Member since 2021-present