Dr. Sharon J. Parish is a Professor of Medicine in Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Director of Medical Services at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Westchester Division. Dr. Parish is an internal medicine physician who is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). She has an internal medicine practice focusing on sexual medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Parish has a special interest in practice, training, and research in sexual medicine. She has designed many educational programs on female sexual health and sex medicine communication skills for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate medical education and across multiple disciplines. She has authored many publications and online materials on an array of topics including female and male sexual dysfunction classification, clinical assessment, and therapeutic interventions; sexual medicine communication skills and education; menopause management; hormonal therapy, and genitourinary syndrome of menopause/vulvovaginal atrophy. Her academic activities have also included participation in international and national society committees and consultantships; lectures, symposia, and web-based educational programs; and sexual medicine society leadership roles.
She is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) (2014-2018), Chair of the ISSWSH Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee (2016-2018), a member of the ISSWSH Board of Directors (2001-present), the ISSWSH Scientific Program Chair (Annual Meetings 2018, 2019), and was Chair of the ISSWSH Education Committee from 2002 until 2014. She is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) Board of Directors (2018-2022). Dr. Parish is an Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews (2017-present) and previously Associate Editor for CME (2006-2014) and Assistant Editor for Female Medical/Surgical for the Journal of Sexual Medicine (2014-2016).