Edgar Schoen, American physician, Died at 91

  Health care

Edgar J. Schoen was born on August 10, 1925, and died on August 23, 2016.

He was an American physician

Edgar worked as a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, California until 2003, and Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco until 2004.

Schoen held the position of Chair of the 1988 American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision

Edgar Schoen held positions at Children’s Hospital of the East Bay in Oakland, CA, and the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and was Board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.

Edgar Schoen practiced Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology in Oakland, CA for 46 years.

He was Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland for 24 years.

Schoen maintained Medicirc.org, an online resource in which he discussed what he perceived as the benefits of circumcision – It went offline at the end of 2012.

In a interview in the Eastbay Express (2000), he stated, “Circumcision is one of the best health insurance policies you can give a son – A circumcised boy has a lifetime advantage over an uncircumcised one.

Edgar Schoen passed away at 91 years old.