Charles Moser, PhD, MD, FACP

45 Castro Street, #125

San Francisco, CA 94114

415-600-4900

415-621-8134 (fax)

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Education and Training

 
7/92 - 6/94:    St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center,
                 San Francisco, California  
                  Internal Medicine Residency Program.
 
6/91 - 6/92:    Mt. Zion - University of California at San Francisco,
                 San Francisco, California
                  Internal Medicine Internship Program.
 
8/87 - 5/91:    Hahnemann University, School of Medicine,
                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
                  M.D. awarded May 1991.
 
10/77 - 8/79:   Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,
                 San Francisco, California   
                  Ph.D. awarded August 1979. 
 
9/74 -12/75:    University of Washington, School of Social Work,
                 Seattle, Washington  
                  M.S.W. awarded December 1975.
 
9/70 - 5/74:    State University of New York at Stony Brook,
                 Stony Brook, New York
                  B.S. in physics awarded May 1974.
 

Relevant Employment History

 

8/11 - present:   Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation,

                   San Francisco, CA.  Internal Medicine and Sexual Medicine Physician

 
6/94 – 7/11:     Internal Medicine and Sexual Medicine Private Practice, 
                   San Francisco, CA.
 
12/80 - present: Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, 
                   San Francisco, CA.  Professor of Sexology – 
                   Chair, Department of Sexual Medicine  
 
12/78 - 1/91:    Clinical Sexology Private Practice, 
                   San Francisco, CA and Woodbury, NJ.  
                   Psychotherapy practice focusing on sexual issues.
 
7/80 - 8/84:     Criminal Justice Health Services, 
                   Contra Costa County, CA.
                   Designee of the County Mental Health Director to
                   evaluate and treat sex offenders.
 
1/77 - 6/78:     Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn, NY.  
                   Psychiatric social worker.
 
1/76 - 9/76:     Central Islip Psychiatric Center, Central Islip, NY.
                   Psychiatric social worker.
 

Relevant Certifications and Affiliations

 

Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM), December 2012

Recipient of the 2009 SSSS-WR “Outstanding Contributions to Sexual Science” Award

St. James Infirmary, San Francisco,

  Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2008)

The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 
  Member of the Board of Directors (2001-2003)
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 
  Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine (5/4/01-present)
San Francisco Medicine, Editorial Board (1999-2005)
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Advisor to the Board (1998-1999)
Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, Board of Consulting Editors 
The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, Editorial Board (1999-2006)
Charter Member, International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders 
  Advisory Committee (6/00-present)
Member of the Society of Scientific Study of Sexuality, 
  Member of the Board of Directors 
    11/85 -  7/87 (Western Region Representative)
    11/96 - 11/97 (President of the Western Region)
Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers - inactive
Member of the American Medical Association 
Member of the California Medical Association
Member of the San Francisco Medical Society
  Member of the Board of Directors (1/1/03-12/31/05)
Member of American College of Physicians
  Fellow (FACP) of the American College of Physicians, elected 4/1/06
Member of the International Academy of Sex Research
Member of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association
Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine 
Board Certified in HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine (2002-present)
Board Certified Sexologist by the American College of Sexologists
Diplomate of the American College of Sexology
Certified as a Sex Therapist and Sex Educator by AASECT - inactive
  (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists)
Full Clinical Member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
Member of the Nominating Committee and listed in Who’s Who in Sexology 
  (1st edition)
Awarded the Jane Stuart Prize for Excellence in Clinical Oncology and
  Radiation Therapy, 5/31/91
Certified Social Worker (NY), #018351 - inactive
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA), #LT-6915
Licensed Physician and Surgeon (CA), #G075487
 

Bibliography

 

Moser, C. (2013).  A Rejoinder to Carpenter and Krueger: It is about Clarity and Consistency. 

        Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 20:1-2, 63-64.

 

Moser, C. (2013).  Hypersexual Disorder: Searching for clarity. 

        Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 20:48–58.

 

Kleinplatz, P.J., Moser, C., & Lev, A. I. (2013). Sex and Gender Identity Disorders.  In I. Weiner (Ed.),

      G. Stricker & T. Widiger (Vol. Eds.) Handbook of Psychology:  Vol. 8.  Clinical Psychology (2nd ed., pp. 171-192). Hoboken: Wiley.

 

Moser, C. & Devereux, M. (2012).  Sexual medicine, sex therapy, and sexual health care.  In P. J. Kleinplatz (Ed.),

      New Directions in Sex Therapy (2nd ed., pp. 127-139).  New York: Routledge. 

 

Moser, C. (2011).  Yet another paraphilia definition fails.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(3), 483-485,

      DOI: 10.1007/s10508-010-9717-x

 

Shindel, A. W. & Moser, C. (2011).  Why are the Paraphilias mental disorders?  The Journal of Sexual Medicine,

      8(3), 927-929.  doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02087.x.

 

Frances, A. & Moser, C. (2011, February 10). Solving the problem of questionable diagnoses grandfathered into DSM.

      Psychiatric Times, Retrieved February 11, 2011 from

      http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blog/dsm-5/content/article/10168/1796113. Also available at

      http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201102/how-solve-the-problem-questionable-diagnoses-grandfathered-dsm.

 

Moser, C. (2011).  Hypersexual disorder: Just more muddled thinking.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(2), 227-229. 

 

Moser, C. (2010).  Problems with ascertainment.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39(6), 1225-1227. 

 

Moser, C. (2010).  Blanchard's Autogynephilia Theory: A critique. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(6),

790-809. doi:10.1080/00918369.2010.486241

 

Moser, C. (2010).  A rejoinder to Lawrence (2010): It helps if you compare the correct items. Journal of

    Homosexuality, 57(6), 693-696. doi:10.1080/00918369.2010.485859

 

Moser, C. (2009).  So where do we go from here?  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(6), 1035-1036.   

Moser, C. (2009).  A response to Lawrence’s (2009) Erotic Target Location Errors
      [Letter to the Editor].
 
The Journal of Sex Research, 46(5), 383-384. 

Moser, C. (2009).  Autogynephilia in women.  Journal of Homosexuality, 56(5), 539-547.

 

Moser, C. (2009).  When is an unusual sexual interest a mental disorder?  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(3), 323-325.

 

Moser, C. (2008, July).  The DSM-V and the gender diagnoses.  Society for Sex Therapy and Research Newsletter, 25(2), 4-5. 

      [WWW document] URL http://www.sstarnet.org/download/News2008Jul.pdf

 

Moser, C. (2008).  A different perspective.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(3), 472-475. 

 

Vardi, Y., Wylie, K.R., Moser, C., Assalian, P., Dean, J., & Asscheman, A. (2008). 

Is physical examination required before prescribing hormones to patients

with gender dysphoria?  The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5(1), 21-26. 

 

Moser, C. (2008).  Eroticism.  In W.A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia

of the Social Sciences, Vol. 2, (2nd ed.).  Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 

626-627. http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/Eroticism.htm

 

Moser, C. (2008, January).  Op-Ed: The Sexual Rights of Children and Adolescents. 

Society for Sex Therapy and Research Newsletter, 25(1), 4-5.

 

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2007).  Themes of SM expression.  In D. Langdridge &

M. Barker (Eds.) Safe, sane & consensual:  Contemporary perspectives on

sadomasochism.  Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan, 35-54.

 

Kleinplatz, P.J. & Moser, C. (2007).  Is SM Pathological?  In D. Langdridge &

M. Barker (Eds.) Safe, sane & consensual:  Contemporary perspectives on

sadomasochism.  Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan, 55-62. 

[This is a reprint of Kleinplatz & Moser (2005), reference below]

 

Moser, C. (2006).  Demystifying alternative sexual behaviors.  Sexuality, Reproduction

& Menopause, 4(2), 86-90. 

URL http://www.srmjournal.org/article/PIIS1546250106000260/fulltext

 

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2006).  Introduction:  The state of our knowledge

on SM. Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 1-15.

 

Dancer, P.L., Kleinplatz, P.J., & Moser, C.  (2006). 24/7 SM slavery.  Journal

of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 81-101. 

 

Klein, M. & Moser, C. (2006).  SM (sadomasochistic) interests as an issue in child

custody proceedings.  Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 233-242.

 

Kolmes, K., Stock, W., & Moser, C. (2006).  Investigating bias in psychotherapy

with BDSM clients.  Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 301-324.

URL http://www.drkkolmes.com/docs/JOHkolmes.pdf

 

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2005).  DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias: An argument

        for removal.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 17(3/4), 91-109. 

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/mk.html

 

Kleinplatz, P.J & Moser, C.  (2005). Politics versus science:  An addendum and

        response to Drs. Spitzer and Fink.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality,

        17(3/4), 135-139.

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/kM-response.htm

 

Sisson, K. & Moser, C. (2005).  Women who engage in S/M interactions for money: 

        A descriptive study. Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review, 6(3), 209-226.

 

Kleinplatz, P.J. & Moser, C. (2005). Is S/M pathological?  Lesbian & Gay Psychology

        Review, 6(3), 255-260.

 

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2005). Does heterosexuality belong in the DSM? 

        Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review, 6(3), 261-267.

 

Moser, C. (2005). Introducing Sexual Medicine. [Editorial]. San Francisco Medicine,

        78(2), 9, 13.  [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm305a.htm

 

Moser, C.  (2005).  A brief rationale for NOT Scheduling Viagra and other PDE5

        inhibitors as controlled substances.  San Francisco Medicine, 78(2), 11-13. 

        [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm305g.htm

 

Moser, C.  (2005). How to ask sex questions during a medical interview.  San Francisco

        Medicine, 78(2), 22-24. [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm305f.htm

 

Kleinplatz, P.J. & Moser, C. (2004, June).  Towards clinical guidelines for working

        with BDSM clients.  Contemporary Sexuality 38(6), 1, 4.  

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/AASECT.mht

 

Moser, C. (2005).  Dyspareunia:  Another argument for removal. [Commentary] 

        Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34(1), 44-46. 

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/Binik.htm

 

Moser, C., Kleinplatz, P.J., Zuccarini, D., & Reiner, W.G. (2004).  Situating unusual

        child and adolescent sexual behaviors in context. In: M. Diamond & A. Yates

        (Eds.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America:

        Sex and Gender Issues, 13(3), 569-589.

     [WWW document] URL http://pw1.netcom.com/~docx2/USB1.htm

 

Moser, C. (2003). General medical care of the gender dysphoric* patient. 

        San Francisco Medicine, 76(8), 26-27.

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/medcareGD.htm

 

Moser, C. (2003).  Anti-aging sexual medicine.  San Francisco Medicine, 76(2), 20-3.

     [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/Anti-Aging%20Sexual%20Medicine.htm

 

Moser, C. (2002). Are any of the Paraphilias in the DSM mental disorders?  Archives

        of Sexual Behavior, 31(6), 490-491. 

 

Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2002).  Transvestic fetishism: Psychopathology or

        iatrogenic artifact?  New Jersey Psychologist, 52(2), 16-17. 

        [WWW document] URL http://home.netcom.com/~docx2/tf.html

 

Moser, C. & Hardy, J.W. (2002).  Sexual disasters and how to survive them. 

        San Francisco:  Greenery Press, 2002.

 

Moser, C.  (2001).  Sexual Medicine:  A new medical specialty.  San Francisco Medicine,

        74(7), 26.  [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm801g.htm

 

Moser, C.  (2001, March 9).  The effect of sildenafil citrate on middle-aged "normal" men.

         Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 4.

        [WWW document] URL http://www.ejhs.org/volume4/Moser/body.htm

 

Moser, C.  (2001).  Paraphilia:  A critique of a confused concept.  In P.J.

        Kleinplatz (Ed.) New directions in sex therapy: Innovations and alternatives

     (pp. 91-108). Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge. 

     [WWW document] URL http://tempik.webzdarma.cz/literatura/parmoser/


Stock, W. & Moser, C. (2001).  Feminist sex therapy in the age of Viagra.  In P.J.

        Kleinplatz (Ed.) New directions in sex therapy: Innovations and alternatives. 

        Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge, 139-162.

 

Moser, C.  (1999). Health care without shame.  San Francisco:  Greenery Press.

        [WWW document] URL http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/BIB/hcws/hcws.html

 

Moser, C.  (1999). The psychology of sadomasochism (S/M).  In S. Wright (Ed.),

        SM classics. New York: Masquerade Books, 1999, 47-61.

        [This is an updated version of Moser (1988), full citation below].

 

Moser, C.  (1998). Treating sexual minority patients.  San Francisco Medicine,

        71(10), 23-24.

 

Moser, C. (1998).   A glossary of terms used by sexual minorities.  San Francisco

        Medicine, 71(10), 25-26.

 

Moser, C.  (1998). S/M (sadomasochistic) interactions in semi-public settings. 

        Journal of Homosexuality, 36(2), 19-29.

 

Moser, C.  (1997).  Combining sex and medicine.  In “How I Got Into Sex” (Eds.

        Bullough, B., Bullough, V., Fithian, M., Hartman, W., & Klein, R.). 

        New York: Prometheus Books. 

 

Moser, C. (1995).  Annals of Internal Medicine, 122(1), 72-73.  [Letter to the editor]. 

 

Moser, C., Lee, J., & Christensen, P.  (1993). Nipple piercing: An exploratory-descriptive

        study.  Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 6(2), 51-61.

 

Moser, C. (1993).  A response to Goodman’s ‘Sexual Addiction.’  Journal of Sex and

        Marital Therapy, 19(3), 220-224.

 

Levitt, E., Moser, C., & Jamison, K. (1994).  The prevalence and some attributes of

        females in the sadomasochistic subculture: A second report.  Archives of Sexual

        Behavior 3(4), 465-473.

 

Moser, C.  (1992). Lust, lack of desire, and paraphilias: Some thoughts and possible

        connections.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 18(1), 65-69.

 

Micaily, B., Campbell, O., Moser, C., Vonderheid, E., & Brady, L.  (1991, April). 

        Total skin electron beam and total nodal irradiation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma:

        An update of the experience at Hahnemann University.  International Journal of

        Radiation Oncology; Biology; Physics, 20, 809-13.

 

Micaily, B., Moser, C., Vonderheid, E., Koprowski, C., Lightfoot, D., Markoe, A.,

        & Brady, L. (1990, June).   The radiation therapy of early stage cutaneous T-cell

        lymphoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology; Biology; Physics, 18, 1333-9.

 

Moser, C. (1988).  Sadomasochism.  Journal of Social Work and Human Sexuality, 7(1), 43-56.  

        Also published in The sexually unusual: Guide to understanding and helping,

        Dennis Dailey (Ed.), 1988. New York: Haworth Press, Inc.

 

Buffum, J., Moser, C., & Smith, D.  (1988). Street drugs and sexual function.  In J.M.A. Sitsen,

        J. Money, & H. Musaph (Eds.), Handbook of sexology, Vol. 6, chap. 18:

        The pharmacology and endocrinology of sexual function.  Amsterdam, Netherlands:

        Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 462-77.

 

Moser, C.  (1987). Men’s reaction to the absence of orgasm in their partner. 

        Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 21(11), 21.

 

The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (1987).  The complete guide to safe sex. 

        Beverly Hills, CA: The PreVenT Group. 

        [Revised 1992, Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books Inc.]

 

Buffum, J. & Moser, C. (1986).  The effects of MDMA on human sexual function. 

        Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 18(4), 355-9.

 

Auerback, S. & Moser, C. (1987, July-August).  A group for wives of gay and bisexual men. 

        Social Work, 32, 321-5.

 

Moser, C., & Levitt, E. (1987).  An exploratory-descriptive study of a sadomasochistically

        oriented sample.  Journal of Sex Research, 23(3), 322-337.

 

McIlvenna, R., Pomeroy, W., Haroian, L., Haberle, E., and Moser, C. (1986).  Safe sex

        in the age of AIDS.  Secausus:  Citadel Press.

 

Moser, C.  (1985, May).  “Safer sex” guidelines.  Sexual Well-Being, 1-2.

 

Moser, C.  (1985). Effects of cocaine on the menstrual cycle.  Medical Aspects of

        Human Sexuality, 19(4), 9. 

 

Smith, D., Apter-Marsh, M., Buffum, J., Moser, C., & Wesson, D.  (1984). Socio-sexual

        issues in the using and recovering alcoholic.  Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly,

        1(3), 17-31.

 

Weinberg, M.S., Williams, C.J., & Moser, C.  (1984). The social constituents of

        sadomasochism.  Social Problems, 31(4), 379-389.

 

Moser, C.  (1984, May).  Elvis goes to sex therapy: Sex and drugs.  Forum, 13(8), 21-22.

 

The Forum Interview: Dr. Charles Moser, (1984, March).  Forum, 13(6), 17-20.

 

Moser, C.  (1983). A response to Reiss’ “Trouble in Paradise.”  Journal of Sex

        Research, 19(2), 192-5.

 

Smith, D., Moser, C., Wesson, D., Apter, M., Buxton, M, Davison, J., Orgel, M., &

        Buffum, J. (1982).  A  clinical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of

        heroin-related sexual dysfunction.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 14(1-2), 91-99.

 

Buffum, J., Smith, D., Moser, C., Apter, M., Buxton, M. & Davison, J.  (1981). 

        Drugs and sexual function.  In H. Lief (ed.) Sexual problems in medical practice. 

        Chicago:  American Medical Association.

 

Smith, D., Smith, N., Buxton, M., & Moser, C.  (1980). PCP and sexual dysfunction.

        Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 12(3-4), 269-73. 

 

Moser, C., McWhirter, D., Golden, J., & Kirkpatrik, M. (1980).  Human sexuality:

        Notes for physicians.  Publication of the Board of Medical Quality Assurance,

        State of California, 1430 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825.

 

Moser, C. (1979).  An exploratory-descriptive study of a self-defined S/M

        (sadomasochistic) sample.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Institute for

        Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA.

 

McLaughlin, S., Bruden, A., Chen, S., & Moser, C. (1975). Chaotropic anions and the

        surface potential of bilayer membranes.  Biochim Biophys Acta, 394(2), 304-313.

 

Srinivasan, S., Solash, J., Redner, A., Moser, C., Farhangian, D., Lucas, T.,

        Ateyeh, E., McCool, C., Weber, D., Puvan, S., Jones, J., & Sawyer, P.  (1974). 

        The alteration of surface charge characteristics of the vascular system by oral

        contraceptive steroids.  Contraception, 9(3), 291-303.

 

Journals Guest Edited

 

Kleinplatz, P. & Moser, C. (Guest Eds.) (2006). Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3). 

Also published as, SM: Powerful Pleasures.  New York: Harrington Park Press, Inc. 

 

Moser, C. (Guest Ed.) (2005, March).  San Francisco Medicine.  Special Issue

      “Considering Sexuality,” 78(2). 

 

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