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Our purpose is to supply legal firms with access to a medical oncologist for expert opinion in the field of oncology. Kenneth L. Pennington, M.D., is a board-certified medical oncologist with extensive experience in the management of many types of cancer.

He has practiced community-based medicine throughout his career of over thirty years and is well-versed in standard of care by experience and training. He has participated in the care of thousands of patients within the setting of a multi-disciplinary practice, closely working with surgeons and radiation oncologists. He has attended numerous CME events on a yearly basis in order to maintain a high level of information needed to practice evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing field of oncology.

Doctor Pennington has extensive experience with clinical research at the community level. He has served as investigator for NCI trials sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Program. He is a founding member and the first president of the Hoosier Cancer Research Network. He has led phase 1 and phase 2 trials for different pharmaceutical companies. He is author or co-author of numerous scientific articles. He has made numerous presentations to medical staff over the years, as well as presenting at national specialty meetings. He was adjunct professor in hematology for Indiana University School of Medicine for several years as well.

Doctor Pennington has been active in hospital affairs, serving as hospital staff president as well as serving on the Institutional Review board for many years. He has also been president and board member of the Indiana Medical Oncology Society.

Doctor Pennington has served as a panel member several times for the Department of Insurance for the state of Indiana, rendering non-binding opinions in complaints brought before the tribunal by plaintiffs. He has also reviewed cases for defendant and plaintiff counsel over the years regarding a question of malpractice. He participated in the successful defense of a malpractice complaint lodged against him in the past. He has attended lectures and seminars to help prepare him to be a knowledgeable and successful expert witness.

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