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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.

Practice Type

  • Sports Medicine

Education

Fellowship

  • 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

Undergraduate

  • 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 Westminster, Dr. Pennington earned his undergraduate degree in biology (summa cum laude, with highest honors) 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. Dr. Pennington 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. Dr. Pennington’s fellowship training includes:

  • 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 was recently 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. Outside of work, Dr. Pennington enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. He is an accomplished musician and has released multiple recordings with his band Blue Sky Foundry. Dr. Pennington speaks Spanish.


Dr. Pennington is Team Physician and Surgeon for the Atlanta Silverbacks

Dr. Pennington is the sports medicine lead for the Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team. Peachtree Orthopedics is the official orthopedic surgery and athletic training partner of the Silverbacks.


Dr. Pennington is Team Physician and Surgeon for Georgia State University Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball and Sand Volleyball

Dr. Pennington serves as a sports medicine lead for the GSU athletic department, specifically the above mentioned teams. Peachtree Orthopedics is the official orthopedic surgery partner for GSU athletics.


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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