Dr. Jenna Penland was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she majored in Chemistry. She then attended UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and received her medical degree in 2014. She remained at UT Southwestern for her pediatric residency training. During her residency, she was awarded Intern of the Year as well as elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society by medical students for her dedication to teaching and compassionate bedside manner.
Following residency, Dr. Penland became board certified and worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. As a Hospitalist, she cared for children with a wide variety of medical conditions and enjoyed teaching medical students and residents about pediatric medicine. After returning home to Texas, she joined Blue Fish Pediatrics in 2019.
Dr. Penland married her high school sweetheart, Nathan, in 2011. They have twin daughters, Harper and Addison, born in 2017, and a son, Jack, born in 2019. In her free time, Dr. Penland is an avid marathon runner and has competed in races all over the country, including the Boston Marathon. Her greatest joy, however, is being mama to her little ones.
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