Jeannette Potts, MD

Co-founder, Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners, San Jose, California

Dr. Potts earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, and received family medicine training at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She completed a fellowship in urology and office-based procedures at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, where she later worked on staff. During her 15-year tenure at the Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, she was awarded the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellowship in recognition of her compassionate and humanistic patient care. Currently, she practices in Silicon Valley, providing comprehensive care to those suffering with complex urological pain syndromes. Because of her research and signature biopsychosocial approach to men who have chronic genital/pelvic pain and her promotion of men’s health and psychosexual well-being, she has given more than 150 lectures in 20-plus countries as a visiting professor and guest speaker for international medical and business institutions. In addition, she has been the course director at the American Urological Association’s annual convention since 2012. Dr. Potts is the editor of four textbooks, including the recently published Men’s Health: A Head to Toe Guide for Clinicians (Springer Press). She is the principal of Dr. Tango, LLC, an enterprise focused on enhancing communication between individuals through the metaphor of Argentine tango. Her book Tango: Lessons for Life (Cleveland Clinic Press) presents many of her lecture and performance metaphors for listening, communicating, and healing that are easily translatable to all human relationships, but have an especially poignant application to the care of patients and loved ones.