David F. Penson, MD, MPH

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As a fellow, Dr. Penson studied clinical epidemiology and health services research at Yale University, obtaining a Masters in Public Health. Upon the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Penson joined the faculty of the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and was appointed affiliate investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He was awarded a VA Career Development Award in 2001 and soon after obtained R-01 grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to study quality of life in prostate cancer survivors. 

In 2007, Dr. Penson received the AUA G. James Gallagher Health Policy Scholar award presented to urologists who demonstrate a commitment to health policy. He then served as Associate Professor of Urology and Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California from 2004 to 2009.   

In August 2009, Dr. Penson joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University as Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research in the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Penson maintains a clinical practice in urologic oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In April 2013, Dr. Penson was awarded the Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology.

AdvisorsRachel Kim