Dr. David Lee
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. He directed the Penn Robotic Urologic Surgery Fellowship, was Surgeon Champion for NSQIP, and 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.
- Prostate Cancer
- Elevated PSA
- Robotic Prostatectomy
UCI Urology – Orange
Pavilion III, Building 29,
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
UCI Urology – Newport Beach
20350 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
- Professor of Clinical Urology
- Director, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center
Couldn’t find any better or more competent surgeon than Dr. Lee. We are blessed to have him and his excellent staff in our area. Prostate cancer is a scary diagnosis—Dr. Lee and his folks guide you through every step of the difficult process with knowledge, caring and confidence. We are so glad we used him for the surgery — he is the best.
Dr. Lee is a master specialist at removing the prostate robotically. Super efficient, smart and funny too. Superior support staff. I highly recommend for this surgery.
Dr. Lee has been my husband's urologist for quite a few years. As far as we are concerned, he is absolutely the best! The top notch professional and a wonderful person! What a combination!
Dr. Lee and his staff provide excellent, professional care. Dr. Lee is a very experienced and skilled surgeon.
Excellent bedside manner, took the time to answer all questions before and after surgery, excellent staff that are very knowledgeable and organized. Great outcome from surgery. The Dr. and his team really understand the concerns of their patients and are well prepared to address them. They made me feel very comfortable that I was working the best in the world.