Kenneth Goldberg, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in men’s health and Rezum therapy.

Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Grady Health System in Atlanta and received advanced training in urology through a residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Board certified in urology, Dr. Goldberg began private practice in Denton County in 1979. In the late 1980s, he founded the Male Response Center and the Center for Permanent Birth Control. These centers became the Male Health Center, the first clinic in the United States to focus exclusively on men’s health.

Dr. Goldberg has given hundreds of presentations on men’s health issues, receiving local and national recognition for his work. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles focused on male problems for the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Urology, and other peer-reviewed publications. He is on the editorial board of Men’s Health Journal

In 2017, he published in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostate Disorders his groundbreaking results on 150 men undergoing Rezum therapy for an enlarged prostate.

In addition, he is the author of the 1994 book How Men Can Live As Long As Women and the 1998 book When The Man You Love Won’t Take Care of His Health. For many years, he had a biweekly, nationally syndicated column called “His Health” that ran in The Dallas Morning News, and he has been interviewed for numerous national consumer publications including USA Today, Ladies’ Home Journal, GQ, and Vanity Fair. He has made many appearances on national broadcasts such as Good Morning America, The Home Show, CBS This Morning, CNN Morning News, and MSNBC programs – all to promote public awareness of men’s health issues.

Dr. Goldberg has served on the boards of the Impotence Foundation and Men’s Health Network, and he has been on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for AdvoCare International since 2006.

Meet Dr. Goldberg

Men’s Health Specialist Serving Dallas

Kenneth Goldberg, M.D., says a basic part of his message in his books and many media appearances over more than 30 years is simple: Men should take care of their bodies at least as much as they do their cars and trucks.

By and large, though, men have an earned reputation of not doing that, so Dr. Goldberg’s mission of educating patients and treating all manner of men’s health issues continues.

In the late 1980s Dr. Goldberg founded the Male Health Center, the first clinic of its kind in the country, focused exclusively on men’s health issues such as erectile dysfunction and prostate disorders.

“Education and awareness are key aspects of what I’ve done my whole career,” says Dr. Goldberg, an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “I know that probably other than jail, there’s no place most men would rather avoid than a doctor’s office in general, and certainly the urologist’s office is no exception, especially for those who are uncomfortable talking about vasectomies and similar procedures. I think creating an atmosphere that enables patients to feel comfortable talking is important.”

In his almost four decades as a physician, Dr. Goldberg has been an integral part of the advancement of treatment options for patients, with laparoscopic and robotic techniques and other technological measures leading the charge for scalpel-free, minimally invasive procedures such as vasectomies.

“I’d say that close to 99 percent of what I do today wasn’t available when I was initially training,” he says. “Our current vasectomy techniques are such an improvement, for example. Now, our methods limit pain, minimize time off work, and make for quicker recovery. I’ve done more than 10,000 of the procedures, and they’re now as patient-friendly as possible – and they take only five to six minutes.”

In 2016, Dr. Goldberg became the first urologist in North Texas certified to perform a new, minimally invasive, U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved procedure that uses steam to shrink an enlarged prostate without the use of needles or scalpels. Since then, he has performed over 400 procedures, with 90 percent of men stating they would recommend the procedure to their friends.

“For the right patient – someone who isn’t satisfied with his symptom management, whose symptoms are progressing, or who doesn’t want to take medication – this new procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, can truly improve quality of life,” Dr. Goldberg says. “It’s another example of how treatment options are ever evolving and benefiting patients, which is what we as physicians see as our first order of business – benefiting patients however we can.”

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1970-1974)
  • Residency - George Washington University (1976-1979), Urology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Men's Health Journal (2017)
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • How Men Can Live As Long As Women
      Kenneth Goldberg MD (2000), Summit
    • What to do when the the man you love won't take care of himself
      Kenneth Goldberg MD (2004), Golden Books

Clinical Focus

  • Rezum Therapy
  • General Urology

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Q&A by Dr. Goldberg

Steam Ablation

Dr. Kenneth Goldberg with UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Urology explains steam ablation. He’s the first urologist in North Texas certified to perform the procedure.


Rezum is a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach for the treatment of Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (MLUTS) / Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Goldberg to learn more about this approach.