Dr. Nicholas Pennings

Family Medicine
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Professor
Family Medicine
Campbell University Health Center
Campbell University Health Center
Office Location:
Health Center
Room 164
Mailing Address:
PO Box 565
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, FACOFP, is Chair and Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He is recognized as a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Pennings moved from private practice into academic medicine joining the faculty of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. In addition to his role as Family Medicine Chair, he also serves as the director of the Campbell University Health Center. Dr. Pennings contributes to continuing medical education for clinicians in practice through his role as the Executive Director of Clinical 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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