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David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Co-Leader, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program
  • Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Health Policy
  • Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research

Phone

615-343-1529

Email

david.penson@vumc.org
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1200
Nashville, TN 37203-1738

David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Co-Leader, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program
  • Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Health Policy
  • Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research

615-343-1529

david.penson@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1200
Nashville, TN 37203-1738

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Profile

Dr. Penson is a board-certified urologic oncologist who focuses on urological malignancies, particularly bladder and prostate cancer. He is an internationally recognized expert in the care of both of these common cancers and is also a federally funded researcher with a focus on patient-reported outcomes, survivorship and comparative effectiveness in prostate cancer. He serves as the American Urologic Association National Chair for Healthcare Policy and is the organization's representative to the Commission on Cancer.

Education

  • M.Mgt., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (2014)
  • M.P.H., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (2001)
  • M.D., Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (1991)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (1987)

Postgraduate Training

  • General Surgery Internship -UCLA Health System, 1992
  • General Surgery Residency - UCLA Health System, 1993
  • Urology Residency - UCLA Health System, 1997
  • Fellowship - Yale University School of Medicine, 1999

Research Emphasis

Research Description

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