Curriculum Vitae

Charles Moser, PhD, MD
45 Castro Street, #125
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-600-4900
415-369-1365 (Fax)
E-mail

Education and Training

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

  • Awarded the 2015 International Dionysus Award in Sexology by ASEHERT-CİSEATED
  • Outstanding Primary Care Physician of 2014, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
  • Controversies Section, co-editor, Current Sexual Health Reports (2013-present)
  • Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM), December 2012
  • Recipient of the 2009 SSSS-WR “Outstanding Contributions to Sexual Science” Award
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2008), St. James Infirmary, San Francisco
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2001-2003), The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Editorial Board (1999-2005), San Francisco Medicine
  • 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 [http://www.ejhs.org/], Editorial Board (1999-2006)
  • Member Society of Scientific Study of Sexuality (inactive)
    Western Regional Representative (11/85-7/87)
    President of the Western Region (11/96-11/97)
  • Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers – inactive
  • Member of the Board of Directors (1/1/03-12/31/05), San Francisco Medical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), elected 4/1/06 – inactive
  • Member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Member of the International Academy of Sex Research
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (1994-present)
  • Board Certified as an 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
    (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) – inactive
  • 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)
  • Jane Stuart Prize for Excellence in Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy, Awarded 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. (2017, February 21).  Substance use terminology [Letter to the editor].  Journal of the American Medical Association, 312(7), 769.  link
  • Moser, C. (2016). DSM-5 and the Paraphilic Disorders: Conceptual Issues. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(8), 2181-2186.  DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0861-9.  link
  • Moser, C. & Devereux, M. (2016).   Gender neutral pronouns: A modest proposal [Letter to the editor].  International Journal of Transgenderism. Published online 09 Sep 2016.  DOI: 10.1080/15532739.2016.1217446.  link
  • Moser, C. (2016).  Defining Sexual Orientation.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(3), 505-508.  link
  • Moser, C. (2015). Accuracy is important – Re: Sensitivity and specificity of the phallometric test for hebephilia [Letter to the Editor]. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 12(12), 2501.  link
  • Nerses, M., Kleinplatz, P. J., & Moser, C. (2015). Group therapy with international LGBTQ+ clients at the intersection of multiple minority status. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 6(1), 99-109.  link
  • Moser C. (2014). Interviewing a patient about intimate partner violence. Virtual Mentor, 16, 872-876. [http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2014/11/ecas1-1411.html]  link  
  • Moser, C. (2014, February 12).  Specialists now treating varied sexual problems.  San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com, pp. D1, D6.  link
  • 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.  link
  • Moser, C. (2013).  Hypersexual Disorder: Searching for clarity.  Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 20:1-2, 48–58.  link
  • Kleinplatz, P.J., Moser, C., & Lev, A. I. (2013). Sex and Gender Identity Disorders.  In I. Weiner (Ed.), G. Stricker & Tom 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. link
  • Shindel, A. W. & Moser, C. (2011).  Why are the Paraphilias mental disorders?  The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(3), 927-929. link
  • Frances, A. & Moser, C. (2011, February 10). Solving the problem of questionable diagnoses grandfathered into DSM. Psychiatric Times, Retrieved February 11, 2011 from here or from Psychology Today here.
  • Moser, C. (2011).  Hypersexual disorder: Just more muddled thinking.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(2), 227-229. link
  • Moser, C. (2010).  Problems with ascertainment.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39(6), 1225-1227.  link
  • Moser, C. (2010).  Blanchard’s Autogynephilia Theory: A critique. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(6), 790-809. link
  • Moser, C. (2010).  A rejoinder to Lawrence (2010): It helps if you compare the correct items [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(6), 693-696.  link
  • Moser, C. (2009).  So where do we go from here?  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(6), 1035-1036. link
  • 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. link
  • Moser, C. (2009).  Autogynephilia in women.  Journal of Homosexuality, 56(5), 539-547. link
  • Moser, C. (2009).  When is an unusual sexual interest a mental disorder?  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(3), 323-325. link
  • Moser, C. (2008, July).  The DSM-V and the gender diagnoses.  Society for Sex Therapy and Research Newsletter, 25(2), 4-5. link
  • Moser, C. (2008).  A different perspective.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(3), 472-475. link
  • 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. link
  • Moser, C. (2008, January).  Op-Ed: The Sexual Rights of Children and Adolescents.  Society for Sex Therapy and Research Newsletter, 25(1), 4-5. link
  • 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. link
  • 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.  link
  • Moser, C. & Kleinplatz, P.J. (2006).  Introduction:  The state of our knowledge on SM.  Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 1-15. link
  • Dancer, P.L., Kleinplatz, P.J., & Moser, C.  (2006). 24/7 SM slavery.  Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 81-101. link
  • Klein, M. & Moser, C. (2006).  SM (sadomasochistic) interests as an issue in child custody proceedings. Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 233-242. link
  • Kolmes, K., Stock, W., & Moser, C. (2006).  Investigating bias in psychotherapy with BDSM clients. Journal of Homosexuality, 50(2/3), 301-324. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • Moser, C. (2005).  Dyspareunia:  Another argument for removal. [Commentary]  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34(1), 44-46. link
  • 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. link
  • Moser, C. (2003).  General medical care of the gender dysphoric* patient.  San Francisco Medicine, 76(8).  26-27. [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm903e.htm
  • Moser, C.  (2003).  Anti-aging sexual medicine.  San Francisco Medicine, 76(2), 20-3. [WWW document] URL http://www.sfms.org/sfm/sfm203g.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 link
  • 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. link
  • 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 link
  • 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. (2001).  [Review of the book The Mastery of Submission: Inventions of Masochism].  Isis, 92(2), 430-431. link
  • 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:  Wright, S. (Ed.) SM Classics, New York: Masquerade Books, 1999, 47-61.
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • 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. link
  • Moser, C.  (1992).  Lust, lack of desire, and paraphilias: Some thoughts and possible connections.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 18(1), 65-69. link
  • 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 Dennis Dailey (Ed.), The sexually unusual: Guide to understanding and helping.    New York: Haworth Press, Inc.
  • Buffum, J., Moser, C., & Smith, D.  (1988).  Street drugs and sexual function.  In Sitsen, J.M.A., Money, J., and Musaph, H. (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.)
  • Auerback, S. & Moser, C. (1987, July-August).  A group for wives of gay and bisexual men.  Social Work, 32:321-5.
  • Moser, C., and Levitt, E. (1987).  An exploratory-descriptive study of a sadomasochistically oriented sample.  Journal of Sex Research, 23(3), 322-337.  link
  • Buffum, J. & Moser, C.  (1986).  The effects of MDMA on human sexual function.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 18(4), 355-9.
  • 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).  “Considering Sexuality,” San Francisco Medicine, 78(2).