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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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

85 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 4.8

11 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

my doctor really cares and take time to get to know me as a person, and make sure I understand my treatment

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

not all offices or groups are as well prepared, kind, respectful, and give you the attention you feel you deserve as Dr.Pennington's did.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Pennington explains things in a clear and concise matter. She uses words that you can understand. She also asks if you have any questions. She is an outstanding doctor!!!

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I was very pleased with my visit with Dr Emily Pennington. I would not hesitate seeing her again if needed.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

I feel that Dr Pennington has my best interest at heart when it comes to my health and issues I'm experiencing.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

This was the first appointment I've had in a while that I felt like the Dr actually listened to me. I really liked her and would definitely come back.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Pennington is a great doctor and she is an exceptional person.

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