About MeI’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
- Urologic Diseases
- Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Kidney Calculi
- Urinary Bladder Calculi
- Testicular Hydrocele
Locations where I practice
University Hospital East
Education and training
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Michigan Medical Center
7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984
More about my work
American Board of Urology
178 Patient Satisfaction ReviewsThe patient satisfaction rating is an average of all responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.
4.6 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.7
- Listens Carefully 4.8
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
- Knows My Medical History 4.3
- Shows Respect 4.8
- Time Spent Together 4.6
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.