Dennis Begos, Surgeon, Consultant and Volunteer: Why it’s Essential to Pay it Forward by Giving Back

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Surgeon, Dr. Dennis Begos has over 20 years of clinical experience in both academic and community hospitals and has held numerous key leadership positions, including Medical Staff President and Chair of Surgery. With his extensive experience in teaching and medical writing, Dr. Begos has been highly esteemed by his peers and patients over the past few decades, as he is recognized for his surgical expertise, innovation, and his significant experience with quality and patient safety analysis and reporting.

Along with his many accolades, Dr. Dennis Begos volunteers at Lazarus House, a local homeless shelter. He believes in giving back to the community. Dr. Begos states, “Many people travel to foreign countries for “mission trips,” which is commendable, but we have many people right in our backyard who also are needy and can use assistance.”

Dennis Begos fully supports the mission of Lazarus House. Since 1983, Lazarus House has been in operation as an emergency homeless shelter, providing services within a safe environment to struggling individuals and families and helping them to break the cycle of poverty.


They have housing availability, and when families and individuals find it challenging to pay for utilities and rent, Lazarus House provides food and clothing programs to assist families in those difficult times. They also offer ESOL (English as a Second Language) training, work preparation courses, and other classes to prime individuals with the skills and the self-reliance they need to succeed. Dr. Begos volunteers his time for the betterment of the community as a whole by empowering individuals with the tools they need to become independent and to flourish.


At the hospitals where Dr. Begos has practiced, he was known as the “go-to” guy for general surgery by the medical staff and his peers. These colleagues also entrusted their family members to Dr. Begos and would refer many cases to him, which he states a very high honor.

From 2016 to 2017 Dennis Begos, MD was heavily involved in hospital leadership, being the president of the medical staff at Winchester Hospital. Dr. Begos did his general surgery residency at Yale University (1990-96), where he was honorably named Chief Resident in his last year. Dr. Begos then went on to do a one-year fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic (1996-97), where he trained with some of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

Along with leadership positions within the hospital systems, Dennis Begos is very involved in the community, coaching his two son’s baseball teams, as a church member, and volunteer.