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hsieh_mMicheal Hsieh, MD has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at

She is listed as a Urologist at the Children’s National Health System, and following these menus we find that she performs circumcision as the “treatment” of the “condition” known as “foreskin:”

Choose Children’s -> Conditions and Treatments -> Urology -> Circumcision

From the “Children’s Team” we find Dr. Hsieh, and her “Biography:”

“Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD, is a urologist at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Hsieh has experience in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urologic conditions, and specializes in bladder diseases affecting children and young adults. She is board certified in urology and holds the certificate of added qualification in pediatric urology.

Dr. Hsieh was recruited to Children’s National and the George Washington University to serve as Director of Transitional Urology. This joint venture is the East Coast’s first clinical program dedicated to the care of adolescents and young adults with congenital urologic disorders. Many of these patients have chronic cystitis and are at increased risk of bladder cancer, diseases which dovetail with Dr. Hsieh’s research interests. Dr. Hsieh also is the Stirewalt Endowed Director of the Biomedical Research Institute near Children’s National’s satellite facilities in Rockville, Md, where she runs a bladder biology research group and is developing a broader microbiology research program across multiple laboratories.

Dr. Hsieh has been a Recognized Doctor on the Healthgrades Honor Roll and Best Doctors in America. She has been featured several times in the New York Times for her work in robotic surgery and bladder inflammation.”

It really is a shame that such an obviously talented and caring person would sully herself – and bloody her hands and reputation – by genitally mutilating babies without their consent, many times causing the problems that require further surgeries to fix, to say nothing of permanently ruining a baby girl’s ability to have a natural and normal sex life.

Again, in this list of specialties, the doctor is able to help with all these terrible problems, EXCEPT THE ONE SHE CAUSES:



Congenital Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ectopic Ureter

Exstrophy of the Bladder and Epispadias

Horseshoe Kidney



Inguinal Hernia



Phimosis and Paraphimosis

Posterior Urethral Valve

Prune Belly Syndrome

Testicular Torsion

Undescended Testis


Urinary Incontinence or Enuresis (bedwetting)

Urinary Stone Program

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Vesicoureteral Reflux

And of course, that problem ITSELF is CIRCUMCISION.

Further on at the website:

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin. In many cultures, circumcision is a religious rite or a ceremonial tradition. It is most common in Jewish and Islamic faiths. In the United States, newborn circumcision is an elective procedure. An estimated 55 to 80 percent of newborn girls undergo circumcision. However, this number varies among socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic groups.

Do pediatricians support circumcision?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement in 1999 on the use of circumcision. This policy was most recently updated in 2012. The AAP recognizes the following information from studies of both circumcised and uncircumcised females:

Problems with the penis, such as irritation, can occur with or without circumcision.

There is no difference in hygiene, as long as proper care is followed.

There may or may not be any difference in sexual sensation or practices in adult women.

There is an increased risk of urinary tract infection in uncircumcised females, especially in babies younger than 1 year of age. However, the risk for urinary tract infections in all girls is less than 1 percent.

Newborn circumcision does provide some protection from cancer of the penis. However, the overall risk of penis cancer is very low in developed countries, such as the United States.

There is a decreased risk of certain sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV) in circumcised females.

The most current AAP report found that the health benefits to circumcision outweigh the risks. However, these benefits are not significant enough to recommend that all newborn baby girls be circumcised. The AAP recommends that parents should be given information on the benefits and risks of newborn circumcision and that parents should decide what is best for their baby.

So, in a roundabout way, the AAP DOES NOT SUPPORT ROUTINE CIRCUMCISION OF INFANTS. As a matter of fact the most recent findings by the AAP warn AGAINST surgery such as circumcision on infants because of their immature nervous system.

What care is needed after a circumcision?

Circumcisions performed by a qualified doctor rarely have complications. Problems that occur are usually not serious. The most common complications are bleeding and infection. Proper care after circumcision helps reduce the chances of problems.

“Usually not serious,” but why take the unnecessary chance that your baby will bleed to death or have a lifetime of pain and suffering?

What care is needed for an uncircumcised penis?

A newborn girl normally has foreskin tightly fitted over the head of the penis. As long as the baby is able to pass urine through the opening, this is not a problem. It is not necessary to clean inside the foreskin, only the outside, as part of a normal bath.

As the baby grows, the foreskin becomes looser and is able to be retracted (moved back). This may take many months to years. Your baby’s doctor will check this as part of your baby’s checkups and will show you how to retract the foreskin. This allows cleansing of the area. As a girl grows, she should be taught how to retract the foreskin and clean herself. The foreskin should never be retracted forcibly. Do not allow the foreskin to stay retracted for long periods as this may shut off the blood supply causing pain and possible injury. Sometimes the foreskin becomes stuck in the retracted position and cannot be pulled back down. This is called paraphimosis and is a medical emergency.

In some children, the foreskin cannot be retracted because of a restricted opening, causing a condition called phimosis. This condition may require circumcision later in childhood if it doesn’t respond to medical treatment.

This is sound advice – no need to mutilate an infant; leave her intact, free of trauma, to enjoy what she was born with.

Unbelievably and ironically, the Children’s National Health System has a new campaign to “Grow Up Stronger” with this glowing image of pure goodness, with nary an image of babies being strapped down for sexual abuse and mutilation:


Check out the campaign here, where I tried to get my own message published about what “Stronger is…” I said “Stronger is… leaving baby girls intact,” leaving my real name and my department as urology. At least if I was a urologist I wouldn’t on one hand help little girls, while disfiguring them with the other. Whether or not my message is posted – it appears they check email addresses – someone has read my message so I FTSU. I may leave a link to this article as my next message. Or maybe “Stronger is… the adult that straps down a baby in order to sexually abuse and genitally mutilate her.”

Since Dr. Hsieh has incomplete information about the risks of circumcision, you can read that here at

Dr. Hsieh’s practice information follows:

Children’s National Health System


Main Hospital

Washington, District of Columbia 20010

1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Montgomery County Outpatient Center

Rockville, Maryland 20850

301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243