The providers at The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Our practitioners have been elected as Fellows of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disorders- the preeminent medical society devoted to the treatment of vulvovaginal disorders and sexual pain. In addition, our providers have conducted and published medical research on these diseases. 

The CVVD Team

Andrew T. Goldstein, MD, FACOG

Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He pursued his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Beth Israel Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Goldstein moved to Annapolis, Maryland and in 1999, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in 2002 he became the Director of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C and New York City. He is currently a Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein is the Past-President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). Dr Goldstein has been a grant recipient of the National Vulvodynia Association and other private foundations. He is the founder and President of the Gynecologic Cancers Research Foundation. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual MedicineThe Female Patient, and Current Sexual Health Reports.  He has co-authored/co-edited four books: Reclaiming Desire ((Rodale 2004 & 2009), Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation & Management (Wiley- Blackwell 2010), When Sex Hurts (DaCapo 2011), and Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Springer, 2015).

Dr. Goldstein is actively involved in research and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters on female sexual dysfunction, sexual pain disorders, lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus, vulvodynia, and vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (vestibulodynia). He has lectured extensively on the subjects of vulvodynia, vulvar disease, and female sexual dysfunction, and has been interviewed by many media outlets and publications including ABC’s 20/20, The View, Dr Oz, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, BBC, local affiliates of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, New York Times, Washington Post, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Women’s Health, and Prevention.

 Dr. Goldstein has a strong commitment to global medicine and in 2015-16 spent a year in South America and South-East Asia volunteering, along with his family, with 11 different NGO’s providing medical care (see 

Dr. Goldstein's wife, Gail, is a dermatologist in Annapolis, Maryland. They have three wonderful daughters: Lena, Mimi, and Julia. Together they enjoy sailing, skiing, scuba diving, wine tasting, adventurous travel.

Sarah T. Cigna, MD, MS

Dr. Sarah T. Cigna was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and Masters of Physiology at Georgetown University. She then completed medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and stayed on at GWU to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She then accepted a position as a full time faculty member at GWU as part of the Medical Faculty Associates and splits her time between GW and CVVD.

Dr. Cigna is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG),  the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG). She has various publications in reputable journals in both general obstetrics and gynecology and vulvovaginal medicine and sexual health. She is very excited to be joining the CVVD team part time to pursue her interest in vulvovaginal disorders and sexual health. She believes strongly in women taking ownership of their health and advocates for patient centered education and care.

She enjoys traveling, hiking, bird watching, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Jacob, and her son, Theo. 

Mollie Flint Rieff, DNP, WHNP-BC, MPH

Dr. Mollie Flint Rieff is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner practicing out of Santa Fe, NM.  Dr. Rieff received a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Utah. While completing this degree program, she performed clinical rotations at the Institute for Sexual Medicine in San Diego, CA, the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, and the Women's Pelvic Care Clinic at the University of Utah. She received a Master of Public Health with a dual concentration in Maternal and Child Health/Health Education and Communication from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Tulane University.

Dr. Rieff is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.  Dr. Rieff sees patients at her office in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For information on how to reach Dr. Rieff to schedule an appointment, please view our contact page for more!

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Sarah Bedell, MD

Dr. Sarah Bedell grew up in Miami, FL. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine in 2013 and completed her residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. During her residency, Dr. Bedell received the Department Chairman’s Award, as well as the prestigious Peggy Whalley Medicus Award given annually to the most outstanding senior resident. She primarily practices with her sisters and mother at New Age Women's Health in Miami, and shares her time at CVVD in Manhattan. Dr. Bedell is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  (ACOG), and has multiple publications in several obstetric and gynecological journals pertaining to women's sexual health and vulvovaginal conditions. She has a strong interest in women's sexual health and vulvovaginal disease and is thrilled to be joining the CVVD team.

Conditions we treat


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