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David F. Penson MD, MPH, MMHC

Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Hamilton and Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology, and Director, Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research
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  • 262 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Bladder Cancer
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    Elevated PSA
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    Prostate Cancer
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    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
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Locations (2)

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232


  • Doctor of Medicine - Boston University, 1991
  • Fellowship - UCLA Health System, 1993
  • Residency - UCLA Health System, 1997
  • Master of Public Health - Yale University, 2000
  • Management in Health Care

Board Certifications

  • Urology - American Board of Urology, 2001

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I have been a patient from the Vanderbilt system for over 12 years - I travel over 6 hours to get to Vanderbilt, for myself with breast cancer and now with bladder cancer - They are THE BEST.
January 11, 2021
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Always has time to discuss course of treatment - *Dr. Penson!
January 7, 2021
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December 25, 2020
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I could ask for a better doctor!!!thank you
December 19, 2020
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waiting on results of biopsy before knowing what my options are
December 18, 2020
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Honest, credible.
December 18, 2020
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Dr Penson is the model all doctor's should follow. He is amazing.
December 12, 2020
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Did not feel rushed. Everyone was nice.
December 9, 2020
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All good.
November 3, 2020
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