Dr. Nicholas Pennings

Chair of Family Medicine
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Campbell University Health Center
Office Address:
Leon Levine Hall of Medicine
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Nicholas Pennings, DO is board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Pennings moved from private practice into academic medicine joining the faculty of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He currently serves as Chair of Family Medicine and as the medical director of the Campbell University Health Center. Dr. Pennings also serves on the board of trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. 

Dr. Pennings’ research interests focus on the disease of obesity. In particular, the relationship between endogenous insulin production and weight gain as well as the impact of intensive lifestyle change on health improvement. Dr. Pennings also maintains a special interest in an obesity related condition called Lipedema.


  • AB Chemistry, Cornell University
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Board Certified in Obesity Medicine