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David Fredrick Penson, MD, MPH


Hamilton and Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology; Professor and Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research

4.8 4.8 222 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Urologic Surgery
Bladder Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testis Cancer
Urologic Cancer
Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer

Board Certificates

Urology - American Board of Urology, 2001


MD - Boston University, 1991
MPH - Yale University, 2000
Residency - UCLA Health System, 1997
Fellowship - UCLA Health System, 1993


1301 Medical Center Drive
The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232-2765

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Enjoy meeting with Dr. Penson.
Patient | February 8, 2017

We talked and at this time I declined medication
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr. Penson and his staff do a wonderful job in all aspects of treatment
Patient | January 24, 2017

Very good.
Patient | January 17, 2017

Dr. Penson has my utmost confidence.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Dr Penson has great people skills.
Patient | October 31, 2016

I travel 5 hrs. to receive care from Dr. Penson because of the quality of care provided by him and his staff.
Patient | October 18, 2016

Dr. Penson was great to discuss my concerns and treatment with. He spent this time to meet and discuss my concerns. He took the time and cared about my needs.
Patient | August 18, 2016

Dr. Penson is the BEST!
Patient | August 1, 2016

Excellent dr.
Patient | July 18, 2016

have recommended Dr. Penson to others in my area
Patient | June 3, 2016

Dr.Penson is very understandable with explanations of both mine and his
Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Penson is hands down the best doctor I have ever encountered. Dr. Penson is in a league of his own, and truly sets the standard for all medical professionals. What a blessing to have him as my care provider.
Patient | April 25, 2016

Dr. Penson was great to speak with and discuss options for treating my prostate cancer. As a result I feel very confident in having Dr. Penson.
Patient | April 13, 2016

#5. No detailed explanation of procedure. #6. No medications discussed. Only that will be a chemo treatment for six consecutive week, then scope of bladder will be performed.
Patient | April 6, 2016

Very good.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Fantastic surgeon and person!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Outstanding impressive physician.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr Penson spent an inordinate amount of time with us in consultation for Prostate cancer therapy options.......given the scope of his responsibilities and his schedule, he is a physician first and an academician secondarily. We were extremely impressed......thank you Dr Penson!!!!
Patient | February 15, 2016

I just met Dr. Penson, but I already trust him with my life. He has a way of calming your nerves, and really exhibits confidence. Dr. Penson is the best doctor I have ever encountered, and I am very comfortable with him conducting major surgery on me.
Patient | January 31, 2016

This was a first visit where my medical records were transferred in, but provider had not read them.
Patient | January 29, 2016

This visit was perfect. Doctor Penson e-mailed me later that day to give me the information from the visit. Thanks Doctor Penson!
Patient | January 25, 2016