Michael A. Perelman, PhD
Specialty(ies): Sex Therapy, HSDD, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation
Dr. Michael A. Perelman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is the Co-Director of the Human Sexuality Program, Payne Whitney Clinic of the N Y Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, founded by his late mentor Dr. Helen S. Kaplan. Additionally, he is the Senior Consulting Sex Therapist to the Department of Urology at Greenwich Hospital.
A National Institute of Health Fellow, he received his MS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University, writing the first sex therapy dissertation in Columbia’s history. Dr. Perelman was Chief Intern in Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical
Center and was next a 1974 Postdoctoral Fellow at NY Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Perelman has served on several professional society boards of directors and is currently the President of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). He was elected a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) and is a member of over twenty-five
other professional associations (serving on or chairing numerous committees), including the American Psychological Association, the American Urological Association (AUA), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS), the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR),
and the International Society for Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). He was appointed and serves on the Standards Committee of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). Dr. Perelman was appointed to the Sexual Function Advisory Council of the American Urological Association Foundation.
Dr. Perelman maintains an independent practice in Manhattan, specializing in sex and marital therapy, and is certified by New York State and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and
Therapists (AASECT) certify him as a sex therapy diplomate, supervisor, sex educator, sex counselor, and CE provider.
Dr. Perelman is on the Board of Directors for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and is a consulting editor and/or reviewer for numerous journals, including: British Journal of Urology International, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Journal of Urology, Urology, International J. of Impotence Research and Current Sexual Health Reports. In 1985, he co-authored Late Bloomers. He has published countless peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, posters, chapters in sexual medicine texts and delivered over 250 invited presentations. Dr. Perelman consults to industry, conducting clinical trials, serving on advisory boards and speakers’ bureaus. Additionally, his work in sex and marital therapy is often featured in the media.