Prostate Cancer Screening: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go Next?

Thu, October 11, 2018 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Event Details


David F. Penson, M.D., M.P.H., MMHC
Chairman, Program Director, Department of Urologic Surgery
Paul V. Hamilton, MD and Virginia E. Howd Chair, Urologic Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
Building 10, Research Auditorium


Dow Division of Health Services Research, Department of Urology

Event Contact

The 2018 James E. Montie, MD Visiting Professor

Dr. Penson obtained his MD from Boston University and completed his urology residency at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He then was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellowship at Yale University and also obtained an MPH at Yale. He currently maintains a clinical practice in urologic oncology at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

His specific research interests include the comparative effectiveness of treatment options in localized prostate cancer and the impact of the disease and its treatment on patients’ quality of life. He previously chaired the National Institutes of Health’s Health Services Outcomes and Delivery study section, which reviews almost all health services research grants submitted to the NIH. He also maintains a strong interest in health policy and quality improvement.

He currently serves as Chair of the American Urological Association’s Science and Quality Council and has previously served on the National Advisory Council of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

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NCRC guests should enter through the Building 18 visitor entrance.

Parking & Transportation
Parking Map
Blue, yellow, and paid visitor parking available.

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Stops outside NCRC Building 18