Surgeons: David Lee and Burak Turna

Moderators: Jeffrey Gahan, Daniel Sagalovich and Vito Pansadoro


Dr. David Lee is currently 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 Medical Center 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 Penn to build a robotic program where he routinely performs more than 400 robotic cases per year and has completed more than 6000 robotic cases overall. 

Dr. Lee has published over 200 articles, abstracts and book chapters in the field of minimally invasive urologic surgery.  He is the director of the Penn robotic urologic surgery fellowship, Surgeon Champion for NSQIP, CLP 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.