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Samuel A. Kunin, M.D.

Education:

  • B.S. Zoology, B.S. Medicine and M.D. University of Illinois
  • Internship: Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1961-62
  • Surgery residency: West Side Veterans Hospital, Chicago, 1962-63
  • Urology residency: Michael Reese Hospital, 1963-64 and Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, California, 1964-66

Medical Boards:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Urology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Medical Experience:

  • United States Navy urologist, Camp Pendleton, California, 1966-68
  • Private practice of Urology, West Hills and Encino, California, 1968-1993
  • Past Chief of Staff, West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, West Hills, California
  • Past director of Urology, Diagnostic Health Services
  • CIGNA Health Care of Southern California Quality of Care and Credentials Committees, monitoring care for physicians, hospitals and other practitioners

Brit milah certification and organizations:

  • Certified Mohel, approved by University of Judaism and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Member NOAM (National Organization of American Mohalim)
  • Member Brit Milah Board (instructing and certifying applicants and past Ethics Committee chair)

Teaching:

  • UCLA urologic teaching assistant
  • Guest lecturer and instructor for interns and residents on circumcision at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Northridge Hospital
  • Teaching Hebrew school students, grades 5 through 12, various haverot and young adult groups
  • I have taught or given sermons at many temples including Valley Beth Shalom, Stephen S. Wise, Temple Aliya and Kol Tikvah
  • Lecturer on men's health issues for many companies including Hughes, Rocketdyne, Disney, Warner Brothers, American Cancer Society

Special Interests:

  • Pro-circumcision advocate lecturing and writing about health benefits of circumcision. I have been on the Maury Povich Show and Gloria Allred Show.
  • Consultant for student film "The Mohels of Los Angeles"
  • Past associate medical director of the Hospice of the Canyon
  • Men's health advocate, bringing prostate screening to the work-place
  • Participant: Research & Education Association on Circumcision Health Effects

Articles:

  • Guest Editor of Dialogues In Pediatric Urology, Circumcision in Newborns: Not Why, But How, including article: "Post-operative Care of Newborn Circumcision"
  • "A Case For the Gomco Clamp", Berit Milah Newsletter
  • "Tetracycline Fluorescence in the Detection of Bladder Cancer", Journal of Urology
  • "Pitfalls in the Use of Imipramine for Enuresis", Journal of Urology
  • "The Use of Central Venous Monitoring During Transurethral Resection of the Prostate", Journal of Urology

Book:

  • Circumcision, Its Place in Judaism, Past and Present, Isaac Nathan Publishing Co., Los Angeles, 1998

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