Previous Positions

Director Neurosurgical Service
Wyoming Medical Center
Casper, WY

Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy
Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine
Suwanee, Georgia

Research Interests

Head injuries: diagnosis and management; cervical spine injuries; emergency management of athletic head injury.


Penney, Don, Perlin Ronald: “Sports Related Head Injuries: Learn the Rules of this Serious Game” Volume 8, Number 7. P71-82 (entire publication) July 2003 American Health Consultants

Polley JW, Berkowitz RA, McDonald TB, Cohen M, Figuero A, Penney D: “Craniomaxillofacial Surgery in the Jehovah’s Witness Patient” Plast Reconstr Surg: 1258-1263. 1994

Hughes Jr, Penney D, Stone JL: University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, “History of the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.” Clin Electroenceph 25: 99-103. 1994

Don Penney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Provost Dean of Clinical Sciences

Career Profile

Dr. Penney serves as the University Provost and Dean of Clinical Affairs, and has been a leader in medical practice and education for many decades.  He has earned many professional awards and accomplishments, such as being recognized as one of the “Top Surgeons” by the Consumer Research Council of America for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Also, Dr. Penney is a recipient of the Prince Phillip Silver Medal from the University of Toronto for earning the second highest grade point average at Graduation.


Dr. Penney has worked tirelessly to modernize the University from a small, regional Caribbean school to transition it into a highly successful, larger, international institution with a multicultural student population.  Dr. Penney’s extensive educational experience helped the school expand to its current location on the beautiful island of Barbados.  He takes a great deal of pride in guiding and leading students through the process of preparation to successfully passing the USMLE, and helping students train and move forward in their career paths to becoming the best physicians that they can be.


Dr. Penney primarily works with the Clinical Science students and assists in their second two years of medical school, ensuring that students have proper clinical rotation placements.  His work is vital in assisting students attain the necessary exposure to the core rotations and to implement the knowledge and skills acquired during the Basic Science years.  Dr. Penney’s leadership is a key component to achieving these goals.


Doctor of Medicine, MD

McMaster University 

Hamilton, Canada


Surgical Internship McGill University

Montreal General Hospital 

Montreal, Canada


Master of Science, MSc, Anatomy

McGill University 

Montreal, Canada

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