Surgeon W. Scott Pennington, Jr. M.D. FACS

“I find surgery a gratifying area of medicine because it often deals with acute life-threatening illnesses that may be cured by a single procedure. But as a child of a family practitioner, I learned that a physician’s work is really a ministry to the whole person and that it is a privilege to be involved in this healing process. As God enables me, my goal is always to provide patients with excellent, minimally invasive, up-to-date surgical care in a compassionate and caring manner.”

Professional Credentials:


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Chief, Department of General Surgery, Grandview Medical Center Teaching Staff

Specializing In:

  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for GERD (Reflux)
  • Conservative Breast Cancer Surgery/ Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Endocrine Surgery – Thyroid, Minimally-Invasive Radio-Guided Parathyroidectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – Spleen, Hernia, Colon, Appendix, Gallbladder, and Esophagus
  • Trained in the utilization of the Davinci Robot

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American Cancer Society
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Birmingham Surgical Society
  • Grandview Medical Center Teaching Staff Medical Center Teaching Staff


  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (cum laude), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (June, 1973)
  • Doctor of Medicine (cum laude), University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama (June, 1976)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama (1976 – 1979)
  • General Surgery Residency, Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, Alabama (1979 to 1983)
  • Tropical Medicine Certificate, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Surgical Residents Teaching Award 2001 – 2002
  • Outstanding Physician Award, 1986 and 1987, Baptist Medical Center Montclair
  • Hugh Linder Award for Outstanding Resident, Baptist Medical Center Montclair

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