A native New Englander, Mindy Goldman trained at the University of Vermont and moved to San Francisco for her Ob/Gyn Residency. She joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Almost twenty years ago, she was profoundly affected by caring for, and ultimately losing her best friend to breast cancer. She decided to refocus and dedicate her career to providing the best possible care for women living with the disease. This new path led Dr. Goldman to form the Gynecology Center for Cancer Survivors and At-Risk Women Program, a collaborative effort between the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. Her clinical expertise focuses on the gynecologic issues for women who have had breast cancer or high risk for hereditary cancers. She has created this unique program that that bridges gynecology and breast oncology, and provides breast cancer survivors with care that is focused on quality of life and addresses specific women’s health needs while undergoing cancer treatment. She is a nationally recognized expert in this field and in 2012 authored the American College of Gynecology (ACOG) Technical Bulletin that provides comprehensive clinical guidelines on the management of gynecologic issues in women with breast cancer. She is on the survivorship panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and is the Sub-committee Chair for the panels on sexual functioning and menopause and helped author the NCCN management guidelines in these areas. She has educated numerous trainees in this unique area, conducted research and is well published, and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on these topics. She has also advised companies that are focused on improved clinical care and medical devices in women’s health.
In her non-academic time, she devotes time to a nonprofit called the Uilani Fund that provides funding for women with breast cancer to use for integrative and complementary care to improve quality of life. She is the Co-founder and Co-chair of the board and helped create this to honor the memory of her dear friend who died of breast cancer at a young age.
In her “free time”, she loves spending time with her wife, two teenaged children and extended family and friends. She particularly enjoys travelling, cooking, many sports and particularly heading to Lake Tahoe to ski as often as possible.
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