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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  • 263 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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1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232


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  • 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.
In this procedure he was listening to my concern and thankfully completed the procedure quickly.
June 29, 2020
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one of the best physician visits I have ever experienced. awesome service
June 19, 2020
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Did not rush me and answered all my question.
June 19, 2020
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Very thorough.
June 1, 2020
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Care from Dr. Penson is beyond excellent!
May 31, 2020
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Dr. Penson was on top of his game, great interview. Suggest you inform the patient to be ready 15-minutes early (on-line) to talk to the nurse.
May 9, 2020
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Spoke in easy to understand way & very good job explaining options.
April 28, 2020
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April 23, 2020
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*Dr. Penson is a true professional. He always spends as much time as needed to take care of my questions, concerns and needs.
March 3, 2020
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