Dr. Edgar J. Schoen is a leading
medical expert in the field of infant circumcision. He
has written extensively on the topic in peer reviewed
journals and previously held the position of Chair of
the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision.
Dr. Schoen was born in New York in 1925
and is currently a Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at
the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Schoen
also holds positions at Children's Hospital of the East
Bay in Oakland, CA, and the University of California Medical
Center in San Francisco, CA. He is Board-certified
in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, and has practiced
Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology in Oakland, CA
for 46 years. Dr. Schoen was Chief of Pediatrics
at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland for 24 years.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree
from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and Medical degree
from New York University in 1948. He completed his pediatric
residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston in
1954. He served in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon during
the Korean War (1950-52).
His training includes: Clinical &
Research Fellow in Metabolic Diseases at Massachusetts
General Hospital (1949-1950), and Postdoctoral Fellow
in Steroid Biochemistry at the University of Utah College
of Medicine (1960-1961).
Dr. Schoen's research interests are in
screening procedures, pediatric endocrinology (particularly
growth, sexual development and thyroid disorders of children),
circumcision, childhood lead poisoning, and health care
delivery to children. A recent sampling of his extensive
bibliography includes such articles as "Circumcision
and Informed Consent", Dialogues in Pediatric Urology,
1994; "Second Trimester Chorionic Gonadotropin Concentrations
and Complications and Outcome of Pregnancy", New
England Journal of Medicine, 1999; "New Policy on
Circumcision - Cause for Concern", Pediatrics, March
2000; "The Highly Protective Effect of Newborn Circumcision
Against Invasive Penile Cancer", Pediatrics, March
2000; "Newborn Circumcision Decreases Incidence and
Costs of Urinary Tract Infections During the First Year
of Life", Pediatrics, April 2000; and "The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid
Negative Feedback Control Axis in Children with Treated
Congenital Hypothyroidism", J Clin Endocrinol Metab
Dr. Schoen is a member of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, the Society
for Pediatric Research, and the American Pediatric Society
and is a founding member of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric
Endocrine Society, among other professional groups.
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