Dr. Pennington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery. He has special interests in hand surgery, complex extremity reconstruction, advanced skin cancer reconstruction, melanoma and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Pennington was born in Westchester, Pa. His family moved many times in his first few years , but settled in Ashland, Ky., near both of his parents' homes. Growing up in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains, his parents instilled a sense of family values, frequently traveling into the hart of Appalachia visiting grandparents. His father, an engineer, and his mother, an operating room nurse, expected hard work in life and school. Dr. Pennington graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Ky., in 1977. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, then continuing on to the College of Medicine and graduating in 1985. Dr. Pennington completed his general surgery training in West Virginia prior to completing his plastic surgery training in Akron, Ohio. One year of intense training in hand and microsurgery surgery was completed at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microvascular Surgery in Louisville, Ky., in 1993. He has been in the private practice of plastic surgery for over 20 years.
Dr. Pennington and his wife, Paula, have two grown children, Jessica and Kevin. Jessica lives in Lexington, Ky., and is the animal cruelty investigator for Fayette County and a dog trainer. Kevin lives in Doylestown and works for Acme Markets.
Dr.Pennington and Paula travel several times a year with recent trips to Yellowstone, Glacier, and The Great Smokey Mountains National Parks. Frequent trips to Florida and the Caribbean to satisfy winter fishing and warmth occur yearly. They currently reside in New Franklin.