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.

Highlights

  • 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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

Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Michigan Medical School
6/1/1979

Residency

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

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Urology
2/16/1986

My Department

Urology

Reviews

250 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 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.5

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Set a plan that was easy to follow to find out what is going on with my health.

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

The dr. was very nice and explained everything and several options I may have.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

They are very nice.

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

Dr. Begun demonstrates knowledge with a certain humility - unusual qualities in physicians.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

Dr Begun is great at what he does, very professional, caring, and one of a kind

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

very good

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

There were none only good.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

No bad experience at all. Good doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Very friendly and helpful

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Begun has reported no relationships with companies or entities.