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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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Residency - Ohio State University Hospital
INternal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care 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 2/9/2021, 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

76 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Best experience I have had with any doctor anywhere.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr pennington is a gem and the person administratoring my pulmonary test was very efficient. Im doing better and am pleased with being under her care Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

waited two months for an appointment, but only due to circumstances not controlled by Dr. Pennington

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Pennington made me feel hopeful we could find a way to manage my asthma; I haven't felt that was in a long time.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr. Emily Pennington is the best doctor I ever had. She listens to what I say and takes my concerns very seriously. She is one doctor that I would never want to replace.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Pennington takes time to listen to your concerns. She always asks if you have questions. She also is caring and professional. I am very happy to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Pennington has always been attentive and helpful in determining what treatments to try and discussions about new ideas

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

All staff were professional and courteous. Dr. Pennington and her resident were excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Pennington and the Twinsburg facility to soo many people... Also the facitlity and Dr. Kirsh at South Russell Family Practice facility... no other place comes close to what your Dr.s accomplish

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr Pennington was awesome !!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

my first face to face visit with Dr.PenningtonI was very good

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Pennington is so easy to talk too. She is very caring and she always asks if you have questions. Also she never rushes you through your appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

dr Pennington is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

my asthma is controlled now due to dr Pennington

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