Skip to Main ContentSkip to Footer

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
  • star empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar icon
    info icon
  • 262 ratings

Areas of Expertise

  • checkmark icon
    Bladder Cancer
  • checkmark icon
    Elevated PSA
  • checkmark icon
    Prostate Cancer
  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon
    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
  • checkmark icon

Locations (2)

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232


  • checkmark icon


  • 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.
Dr Penson is skilled, professional and personable. He takes the time to explain all aspects of your situation and his recommendations in a friendly, straightforward and caring manner. I feel quite blessed to be in his care !
April 27, 2021
quote icon
vey caring and compassionate
April 26, 2021
quote icon
Excellent dialogue with dr. Easy to talk to and easy to understand options available.
April 19, 2021
quote icon
Dr Penson was wonderful.
April 18, 2021
quote icon
*Dr. Penson and care team involved are the best!
April 13, 2021
quote icon
excellent experience
April 11, 2021
quote icon
I feel VERY fortunate to have *Dr. Penson as my physician.
March 25, 2021
quote icon
Dr. Penson is fantastic,. a caring doc for patient with bladder cancer
March 20, 2021
quote icon
Excellent. *Dr. Penson is very professional and answer any concerns I may have about my illness.
Februray 12, 2021
quote icon