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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

Areas of Expertise

  • Elevated PSA
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatectomy
  • Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
  • Urology


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3800
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

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Pendency is excellent. Staff are also professional and efficient.
May 17, 2024
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I gained much confidence as the visit evplved
April 30, 2024
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Dr Penson is outstanding, encouraging when the prognosis isnt as hoped ! It really helps !!
March 16, 2024
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Does not get any better than Dr.Penton And his Staff
March 16, 2024
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February 13, 2024
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Treated kindly by everyone.
January 26, 2024
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Dr Penson is excellent and does a very good job! He takes time to help and is very concerned. We refer friends and family to him regularly
January 1, 2024
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Very great first visit
December 31, 2023
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Treated very professionally with no worries or concerns at all.
December 31, 2023
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