Scott D. Pennington, M.D.

Scott Pennington, M.D., joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 2008. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine. He brings extensive national and international training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. Serving as a team doctor for several professional teams, Dr. Pennington focuses on shoulder and knee issues with particular expertise in rotator cuff tears, ACL reconstruction, shoulder replacements and fracture care.

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Practice Type

  • Sports Medicine



  • Harvard Shoulder Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Zurich Shoulder Fellowship, Universitatsklinik Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nice Shoulder Fellowship, Hopital de l'Archet, Nice, France

Residency and Internship

  • Parkland Hospital at the University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Medical School

  • Emory University School of Medicine, M.D., Atlanta, GA


  • University of Georgia, honors program
  • Honors: summa cum laude, with highest honors

Education and Training

Scott D. Pennington, M.D., is board certified and brings extensive national and international training in shoulder surgery, as well as an expertise in general orthopedics, arthroscopy, and fracture care. After graduating from The Westminster Schools, Dr. Pennington earned his undergraduate degree in biology (summa cum laude) from the University of Georgia's Honors Program. Dr. Pennington received his medical doctorate from the Emory University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Joseph P. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship and was recognized for his research on ultrasound examinations of critically injured patients.He completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Parkland Hospital at the University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Parkland is one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the United States. It was during this time in Dallas that Dr. Pennington became interested in the pioneering technology and advanced surgical practices of shoulder surgeons in Europe. Additionally, Dr. Pennington was awarded the prestigious Harvard Shoulder Fellowship and he served as clinical instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital. His fellowships include:

  • Harvard Shoulder Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nice Shoulder Fellowship, Hopital de l’Archet, Nice, France
  • Zurich Shoulder Fellowship, Universtätsklinik Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Pennington has published extensively on shoulder surgery topics ranging from rotator cuff repair to reverse shoulder replacement and shoulder fractures, and has been elected as a member of the renowned American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) association. Membership to the organization is by invitation only and consists of 347 members nationally. There are only two other members in the Atlanta area. Through continued education and research, the members of ASES strive to advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care. The society meets biannually, creating a forum for elite shoulder surgeons to discuss new ideas and present scientific material.

Dr. Pennington works with the Gwinnett Stripers (the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves formerly known as the Gwinnett Braves), and previously served as a team physician for the soccer, basketball and volleyball teams at Georgia State University.

Outside of work, Dr. Pennington enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and is active in his church community. He is an accomplished musician and has released multiple recordings with his band, Blue Sky Foundry.

Dr. Pennington is fluent in Spanish and is accepting new patients.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association

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