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About me

Dr. Alan W. Shindel is a urologist who specializes in sexual function and dysfunction, testosterone biology, urinary disorders in men and chronic pelvic pain syndromes.

Shindel's research interests include medical student education, sexual wellness and new methods for assessing bladder and pelvic pain conditions.

Shindel earned his medical degree and completed a residency in urology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a fellowship in andrology – men's health – at UCSF. He then earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at the University of California, Davis.

Shindel is editor-in-chief of Sexual Medicine, the open-access journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He is the scientific program chair for the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, chair of the guidelines panel on ejaculation disorders for the American Urological Association (AUA), and senior editor for the AUA's urology core curriculum on andrology (medical care of men's conditions). He is also a coach for medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.

A native of northern Illinois, Shindel has lived in California since 2007.

  • Education

    Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, 2002

    UC Davis, MAS, Clinical Research, 2013

  • Residencies

    Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Urology, 2007

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Andrology, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

Urology Practice

400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA 94143

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

My reviews


Overall Experience
292 Reviews
Dr. Shindel is fantastic. He's empathetic easy to discuss hard to discuss subjects with and very professional. Top of the line.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
291 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
290 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
280 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
286 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
287 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
289 Reviews