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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pulmonary Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Residency - Ohio State University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cough

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Emily Pennington, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/22/2024, Dr. Pennington has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

It was an enjoyable appointment experience. Normally doctors visits can be tense. This wasn't

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Pennington is very young yet quite knowledgeable, respectful and mature in her relationship with me, the older, medically educated patient!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

She seemed very disinterested in my situation. And she provided little if any help in addressing our concerns about ongoing treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

She was very attentive and open to listening to my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr.Pennington is a phenomenal doctor. She answered tons & tons of our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Very happy with my visit with doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Pennington is new to me since my previous provider left the clinic I found her to be very knowledgable, listened to my concerns & answered my questions

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Pennington was great, she genuinely cares about the care and treatment of her patients. No one has gone to the extreme that she has to figure out what is wrong with me.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Pennington answered all my questions and was very patient and informative.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Pennington was very concerned about my issues and did more for me in less than an hour than anyone else has in 7+years. I am so blessed to have found her and I'm certain that she will figure out what is wrong with me and fix it. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I liked Dr. Pennington a lot and look forward to developing my doctor/patient relationship with her over time. I feel fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I'm happy with my experience and overall the staff is friendly and caring. I especially liked my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr was very helpful , answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Doctor and nurse were good

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Cleveland clinic & all its Dr's, personnel are very good. Everyone there make all my visits a great experience. Dr Pennington is a wonderful dr. She listens to you & never rushes thorough my appt. If it wasn't for Dr. Pennington I wouldn't be alive today. Thank you all for the great care you provide for me.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

From the sweet receptionist , respiratory therapist, lab technician to Dr Pennington I have nothing but praise. Every encounter was superb with compassion ,professionalism, and expertise. I appreciate the care I received and am scheduled to continue and complete at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Extremely impressed with my physician De Pennington

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I am very fortunate and thankful to have Dr Pennington as my pulmonary doctor. I am in good hands!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr spent adequate time and listened to me.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I have always had good experiences in dealing with Dr. Pennington and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Pennington was absolutely amazing. Hands down one of the best doctors I've dealt with (and I do not typically enjoy doctors)

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

*Dr. Samar Farha was excellent!!

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