Gary A. Pennington, M.D.

Fellowship-Trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Board-Certified Since 1995



Plastics and Reconstructive
Hand and Wrist

Areas of Interest

Plastic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Surgery
Extremity Reconstruction



Board Certifications

Board-certified physicians have met additional requirements for certification from a recognized medical board.

  • Plastic Surgery


Fellowship-trained surgeons have achieved the highest level of training in their specialty.

Christine M. Kleinert Institute
Hand and Microvascular Surgery


Ohio Valley Medical Center
Summa Akron City Hospital

Medical School

University of Kentucky School of Medicine

Physician Associations

The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Media Links

Q&A with Dr. Gary Pennington

Patient Testimonials

I have only good things to say. I never had a problem with appointments and trusted his knowledge of carpal tunnel, understanding my symptoms and having me take a nerve test to back up his prognosis. He checked on me in surgery both before and after my surgery. I had clear cut directions as to how to care for my post-surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone with similar problems. He is competent and kind.

Dr. Pennington was cool. He made me feel relaxed during my office visit and explained my surgery very well. I was not nervous at all the day of my surgery. And my incision looks awesome!- Linda

Dr. Pennington was very current and informed concerning my condition. Very knowledgeable and confident.

I was totally impressed with the quality of care & concern that Dr. Pennington displayed. I would highly recommend him!!

I felt very comfortable with the doctor. The nurses were great too!!- Roxanne

Dr. Pennington talked me right through all that was happening. The atmosphere was clean and quiet, and I felt very comfortable having a minor procedure done there. Should I need more done, I will definitely come back!!- Dan

Professional service with excellent results!- David

Dr. Pennington explained my procedure in detail, what to expect and how long recovery would take. He put my mind at ease as to what to expect. He was very friendly and easy to talk to and ask questions.

Dr. Pennington was running behind, but when it was my turn, he spent time with me until all my concerns were addressed and questions were answered.  He is very kind and reassuring.

Dr. Pennington has always had my best interests in mind. 

Dr. Pennington explained everything he would be doing.  Nurses were very nice and helpful.

Dr. Pennington did an excellent job with the minor surgery I had.

Dr. Pennington and his staff were very helpful with explaining my procedure and putting me at ease.

Dr. Pennington is an exceptional doctor. I have recommended to everyone for the past 20 years. Dr. Pennington is the only doctor I will use.

Dr. Pennington and staff were great in explaining my treatment plan, surgery and answered all questions.  Very happy with how I was treated by all office staff.

As a retired RN and well aware of the excellent reputation of the plastic surgery dept at Crystal Clinic, I chose to get a second opinion specifically Dr. Pennington.  My experience met my expectations!

Just want to say that the nurses & staff were very helpful & friendly & Dr. Pennington very skilled.

Very pleased with Dr. Pennington and his staff.

First time seeing Dr. Pennington and I would definitely recommend. He was clear and concise on his diagnosis without using too much medical terminology so I could understand and lead a clear path to future options. It was nice for a doctor to spend a couple extra minutes to talk and get to know me without feeling super rushed through the appointment or like I was “just another patient” during the day.

Very empathetic. Very calm and reassuring. Gave lots of detailed information in a way I could easily understand it.- Lynda