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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/24/2020, 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.

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* 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

88 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

very good. Dr. has kept me informed of my condition & any proposed treatment options. very considerate & professional

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Pennington is attentive and thorough. She does a great job with the virtual visits.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I love my doctor she is very competent, respectful, knowledgable, and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I was very happy with my appt. with *Dr. Pennington. I felt she was a great listener & talked with me in a very respectful manner.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

i was impressed with Dr Pennington and look forward to being a patient of hers going forward.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Pennington and all staff at Cleveland Clinic are absolutely wonderful. They listen to you, care for you & do not rush you through your appt. They genuinely care about you and your quality of life. I have recommended them to other people.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Under the coronavirus sty at home situation, the video appointment was the best way to see Dr. Pennington.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Pennington was great. Explained everything well and had good follow up plans

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Pennington was great

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Pennington is the first Pulmonary Dr. I have had that has not tried to push drugs on me and she has explained and help me live with my condition.... If I have a question, I can call her office anytime and she will respond within the same day and time frame.... There are other Pulmonary Drs. that have put me on one thing and kept me there for 5 yrs .... I came to her 2 yrs ago and I'm am able to leave the house and live a life....

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Great Doctor.

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