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Q: Pierced medical doctors ? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Pierced medical doctors ?
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: labret-ga
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Posted: 25 Aug 2006 03:19 PDT
Expires: 24 Sep 2006 03:19 PDT
Question ID: 759377
Are there any visibly pierced medical doctors in the US ? Please
answer with some more details then 'yes'.
Subject: Re: Pierced medical doctors ?
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 25 Aug 2006 12:16 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi labret,

I think you mean some other pierced body part besides ears!

Yes, there are medical Doctors with pierced body parts. The challenge
was finding one that can be proven with a picture.

On the first season of Survivor, the one that Richard Hatch won, there
was a Doctor named Sean Kenniff. He's from New York --and he has
pierced nipples.

You can see a picture of him with his shirt off here:
His pierced nipples are very apparent! I can't tell if it's just one, or both.

Here's part of his bio:

...Dr. Sean Kenniff is the Health Specialist for CBS4/UPN33, a
position he has held since December 2001. While the CBS television
program "Survivor" may have gained him fame, Doctor Kenniff's résumé
reflects his experience and expertise as a dedicated medical
professional. He attended college at Binghamton University in upstate
New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology,
and subsequently studied at New York Medical College. During his
training, he interned in inner city hospitals and received several
clinical honors for his compassion and initiative. After graduating in
1995, he went on to finish his neurology training at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
campus. He served as Chief Resident in 1999, and received numerous
commendations for his teaching ability and dedication to patient care.
After a brief stint in private practice, Dr. Sean opted to use his
medical training to pursue a career as a television medical

Here's a page that describes how --during his audition for Survivor,
he was alone in front of a camera --his nipple rings are mentioned:

..."?We?re not actors, but they went out to that pool of 7,000 and
found people who fit the roles they had created,? Kenniff said of the
show?s producers. Alone with the cameras, he did the ?YMCA dance,? a
striptease, played with his nipple rings and other similar antics..."

I'm 100% certain there are more, but I doubt many Doctor's have
"visible" piercings that would interfere with their reputation, or
their patients perceived image of their ability to "Doctor."

I hope this helps!


Search method:
"Doctor with pierced"

Request for Answer Clarification by labret-ga on 25 Aug 2006 12:35 PDT
Good to hear that there is an 'example', but reading his profile he is
definitely not the typical MD with a clinical career. Even without
pictures, are there others out there in the US ?

Clarification of Answer by cynthia-ga on 25 Aug 2006 13:37 PDT
THere is certainly many Doctors with pierced body parts, however it is
discouraged in medical school. One can only wonder how many there are
under their clothes!

Here's a forum where student Doctors discuss how visible piercings are
perceived in the clinical setting. There are several mentions of
attending physicians with facial piercings.

Lose the nose piercing?

I know you were asking about the US, but here's an article about
piercings, and patient's perceptions of ability --on Australian

Pierced doctors lose by a nose

Additional search string:
"physicians OR Doctors with piercings"
labret-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the info, some of the links to the discussion boards are
very interesting.

Subject: Re: Pierced medical doctors ?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Aug 2006 09:35 PDT
Go to any hospital and look around, and you'll see many physicians of
both sexes who have pierced ears.
Subject: Re: Pierced medical doctors ?
From: myoarin-ga on 26 Aug 2006 02:05 PDT
No second guessing.  You asked if there are "any visibly pierced
medical doctors in the US".  There is one, at least  - ignoring
earrings.   Almost by definition, you are not asking about "the
typical MD with a clinical career."
The question seems to have been completely answered.
Regards, Myoarin

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