Stephen E. Goldstone's New York City medical practice specializes in ano/rectal disorders. Dr. Goldstone is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and on the teaching faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition, he holds hospital appointments at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center, both in New York City. After graduating from college Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Goldstone enrolled in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. While there, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. Dr. Goldstone completed a residency in General Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he achieved distinction for both his clinical and teaching skills. In addition to several awards for teaching excellence, he held the title of Chief Resident in General Surgery for the final two years of his training.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Goldstone was made the Assistant Director of Surgery at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical duties with patients, Dr. Goldstone led the medical students during their surgical clerkship. He left his position in 1987 to open a private office in Manhattan.
Since then, Dr. Goldstone has had a busy surgical practice in New York City specializing in general surgery with a special interest in laser surgery. He is openly gay and has attracted a large gay patient population. They come to him for his expertise in ano/rectal disorders with the knowledge that they can talk openly about their problems without fear or embarrassment. For most gay men this is a luxury. Dr. Goldstone prides himself on not only caring for his patients' medical problems, but also because he uses the time to teach them about safe sexual practice and sexually transmitted diseases. Some patients are shocked at first by his frank discussions of topics usually kept "in the closet" by most doctors, but they are never sorry. Dr. Goldstone is a recognized authority on gay ano/rectal disorders and is featured prominently in the forthcoming The GMHC Guide to Gay Men's Health and Good Living. He has published many clinical investigative articles in leading medical journals.
He has been featured in a segment on ABC News relating to laser surgery and has been interviewed many times on radio call-in shows. In addition, he has spoken to the medical community at national meetings as well as at hospital seminars.