Distinguished Faculty: Steering Committee

Alan G. Altman
MD

Past President
International Society for the
Study of Women's Sexual Health
Consultative Gynecologist for
Menopause and FSD
Aspen, Colorado


Dr Alan Altman is a Past President of the Int'l. Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Formerly Ass't. Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, where he taught medical students, house staff and attending physicians while maintaining a private practice for 30 years, he now lives in Aspen, Colorado, and is a Consultative Gynecologist for Menopause and Female Sexual Dysfunction.

Dr Altman has been an outspoken critic of the demonization of postmenopausal estrogen therapy by the WHI Study, and has written or co-authored numerous articles and textbook chapters to help teach clinicians what the data actually show. His textbook chapters appear in Perimenopausal Gynecology; Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction; Psychosomatic Medicine; and most recently, Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. He also lent his expertise to the award-winning documentary Hot Flash Havoc to teach the lay public about the misrepresentation of the WHI Study and turn the tide back to the appropriate use of estrogen for long-term prevention.

Dr Altman was involved in achieving FDA approval of Flibanserin for HSDD in women, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of FSD, Perimenopause, Menopause and Postmenopausal Hormonal Therapy. He has been offering phone consultations through his website for women who otherwise do not have a specialist in their local area, to help them make better informed decisions about hormone therapy and sexual health. His lay publications include the commercial tome, Making Love the Way We Used To...or Better, published in 2001.