Dr. Nicholas Pennings

Family Medicine
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor
Family Medicine
Student and Community Health
Campbell University Health Center
Office Location:
Leon Levine Hall of Medical Science
Room 164
Mailing Address:
PO Box 565
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, is Chair and Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He 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 serves as the director of the Campbell University Health Center. Dr. Pennings is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and serves as an Executive Director for Medical Education 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.

He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia

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