Our Robotic Surgery Team
The robotic surgery team at Penn Urology is comprised of:
N. Van Arsdalen, MD (pyeloplasty)
- Thomas J. Guzzo MD, MPH (prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, urinary diversion)
- David I. Lee, MD (prostatectomy)
- Phillip Mucksavage, MD (prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy)
- Ariana L. Smith, MD
About David I. Lee, MD
I. Lee, MD, is Chief of the Division of
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lee is
one of the
world's most experienced practitioners
of robotic prostatectomy, having performed over 3,000 robotic prostatectomies.
Dr. David I. Lee
Dr. Lee is one of the few urologists in the Philadelphia region who is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive procedures and teaches the technique to urologists across the country.
Dr. Lee earned his medical degree at
Loma Linda University School of Medicine in
Loma Linda, California.
He then completed his residency in urology
Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Lee completed a minimally invasive
at Washington University in St. Louis,
and was a clinical instructor and endourology
fellow at the University of California at Irvine,
where he helped refine techniques in
Nationally Recognized for
Dr. Lee has been nationally recognized as one
of the Best Doctors in America.
He has also been awarded the
Pfizer's Scholar in Urology Award, First
Prize in the World
Congress of Endourology Essay Contest 2002, and
member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Lee is a
faculty member of numerous teaching courses
invasive surgery. Additionally, he has published
peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts.