Daniel Lee

Perelman Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd
3rd Fl, West Pavilion
Division of Urology
Philadelphia PA 19104

Phone: 215-662-2891
Email: Daniel.lee4@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Behavioral Decision Research Medication Adherence Physical Activity mHealth & Wearables

Daniel Lee, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Surgery at Perelman School of Medicine


Daniel Lee, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lee’s research interest lies at the intersection of communication, behavioral economics, and informatics. His previous work focused on identifying gaps in the quality of cancer care for minorities and creating decision aides to address those disparities. Dr. Lee is currently working in three main areas:

  • Evaluating how behavioral economics and leveraging incentives can influence healthy behaviors, such as increasing mobility, medication adherence, and preventing long-term opioid dependence in cancer patients and those undergoing major surgery.
  • Establishing multigene panels for urologic malignancies to improve personalized screening and treatment techniques. This can then be used to aid risk stratification, precision medicine, and clinical decision support for patients and providers.
  • Evaluating the use of patient reported outcomes and patient centered data to provide real-time evaluation of patient status and provide early triggers to decrease complications and improve outcomes.

Dr. Lee received his Master’s degree in Clinical Informatics from Vanderbilt University, focusing on the utilization of mHealth apps and websites to improve health education and patient engagement. He also completed his fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Vanderbilt. He specializes in the management of urologic malignancies, such as prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and penile cancer. Find Dr. Lee’s CV here.