David Lee
David Lee, M.D.
Urology & Prostate cancer
Professor of Clinical Urology
  • Name : David Lee, M.D.
  • Title : Professor of Clinical Urology
  • Specialty : Urology & Prostate cancer

Professional Biography

Dr. David Lee is a Professor of Clinical Urology at UCI Health. He specializes in robotic surgery for prostate cancer. He has one of the leading experiences in the world having completed more than 6,300 cases. He recently served as Chief of Urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lee graduated as part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. After completing his urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Lee completed an endourology fellowship with Dr. Ralph Clayman and Dr. Tom Ahlering at UCI Health where he was part of one of the pioneering experiences of robotic surgery. In his initial practice in Texas, he established the first major robot prostatectomy program in the south central United States. He was then recruited to the University of Pennsylvania to build a robotic program, where he routinely performed more than 400 robotic cases per year.

Dr. Lee has published over 200 articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the field of minimally invasive urologic surgery and has delivered numerous lectures on urologic health topics. Dr. Lee directed the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center robotic urologic surgery fellowship, was Surgeon Champion for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Cancer Liaison Physician for the Cancer Committee and member of the Abramson Cancer Center. He has been recognized in Best Doctors in America, Castle Connelly Top Doctors, and Top Docs in Philadelphia Magazine and is a member in organizations such as the Asian Pacific Prostate Society, American Urological Association, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Society of Urologic Oncology, and others.

  • Clinical interests : Prostate cancer, Robotic surgery, Robot prostatectomy
  • Professional positions : Professor of Clinical Urology, Director, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center

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