About Me

I’ve been a urologist for 25 years. My practice involves general urology with a focus on kidney stones. I take pride in helping underserved and uninsured patients. What I enjoy most about being a doctor is the daily challenge of never knowing exactly what types of problems I will encounter. This keeps me on my toes.

I’m passionate about training medical students. I’m a faculty mentor in the Learning Community Program for students at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The students and I meet regularly to discuss topics that impact their development as doctors.

Every year, I travel with a group of doctors to provide urologic services to residents in Juticalpa, Honduras. More than 50,000 live in that area, and the nearest urologist is three hours away. Our team is able to bring in medical equipment and supplies and perform urologic procedures.

In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving and nature photography. I am also committed to developing youth through volunteering with Destination Imagination, an international nonprofit creative problem-solving program for elementary through college-aged students.


  • Director of Urologic Services, Ohio State’s University Hospital East
  • President, North Central Section of the American Urologic Association
  • Faculty mentor, Learning Community Program
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Urology
  • Urologic Diseases
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Kidney Calculi
  • Urinary Bladder Calculi
  • Testicular Hydrocele
  • Hematuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Urology
  • Urinary Retention
  • Orchiectomy
  • Circumcision, Male
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Urinary Catheters
  • Catheters
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Pyonephrosis
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male
  • Warts
  • Paraphimosis
  • Phimosis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


University of Michigan Medical Center
7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

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Board Certification

American Board of Urology

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211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.1
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.4

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2017

all good

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

I could hear him telling jokes in the hallway while I was waiting in the room.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

All good.

Reviewed on Nov 04, 2017

The doctor were very respectful to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Concerned about my health, though seems he has many patients to visit each time I am there.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

Did fine.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2017

Dr. Begun - excellent.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Begun has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.