Justin Penny, DO, MA

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Justin Penny

Contact Info

jmpenny@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-333-0770

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency


DO, Kansas City University

MA, Master of Arts in Bioethics

University of Kentucky

Summary

Justin Penny, DO, MA, is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Smiley's) in 2020 and now serves as faculty. His clinical interests include: Inpatient medicine, obstetrics, LGBTQ+ comprehensive care including gender-affirming care, geriatrics, medication-assisted therapy for opiate use disorders, and osteopathic manipulation. As a researcher, he is most interested in medical education concerning transgender and gender nonconforming care, needs for an aging LGBT+ population, and informed consent. He also works part time as a member of the Clinical Ethics team at the Center for Bioethics to provide clinical ethics services for the M Health Fairview System.

Dr. Penny received his DO and MA in Bioethics from Kansas City University. He completed his medical residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

Awards & Recognition

Sir William Osler Award in Bioethics, Kansas City University, 2017 Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, Kansas City University, 2016

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Medical education concerning transgender and gender nonconforming care, bioethics, and informed consent.

Publications

Penny, J. M. and Madlon-Kay, D.J., 2019. Is topiramate safe and effective for the treatment of pediatric chronic migraines?. Evidence-Based Practice, 22(6), pp.16-17.

Penny JM and LaPorte SA. Unintended Effects of HIV Criminalization. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities National Conference. Kansas City, MO. October 2017.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Inpatient medicine obstetrics LGBTQ+, comprehensive care including gender-affirming care and HIV prevention, geriatrics specifically polypharmacy and medication de-prescribing medication-assisted therapy for opiate use disorders osteopathic manipulation.