Dean has been living in Tyler since 1998. In 2016, he began working with Dr. Michael Merrick. They have created a strong partnership focusing on all aspects of patient care.
Before moving to Tyler, in 1998, Dean completed his Physician Associate training program from the University of Oklahoma Medical school.
Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Dean was a Warrant Officer and AH-64 Apache helicopter Pilot in the United States Army. He served for 9 ½ years worldwide, including desert Strom.
Mr. Pennington lives in Lindale, Texas with his wife of 17 years, Djuana Pennington R.N., and their four children. Dean is happy to be a part of East Texas. He plays a large role in the New Baptist Church and as a Webelo scout leader.
National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Initial 1998 through 2018
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Bachelor of Science, Physician Associate,
1998 University of Oklahoma Medical School
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics,
1994 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University