Penninah R. Kumar, DPM, CWSP, AACFAS

Podiatry located in Mount Juliet, TN & Hermitage, TN

About Dr. Kumar

Dr. Kumar was born in South India but grew up in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the Nashville area to be closer to her parents. At a very young age, diabetes had a significant impact on her family’s life and opened the doors to podiatry. Her undergraduate studies were split between Villanova University and Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia.  Her desire to pursue her love for surgery and medicine led her to Cleveland, OH, where she completed 4 years at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. In June 2013, Dr. Kumar graduated from the 3 year Atlanta Veterans Affairs Residency program with a PMSR Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle certificate. During her residency, Dr. Kumar was given the opportunity to lecture at national and regional podiatry conferences as well publish podiatric literature.

Dr. Kumar credits her husband Jonathan, her family, and most importantly, God’s guidance for helping her achieve her goals.  Her greatest achievements to date have to be the births of her sons, James and Judah.

Certifications/Memberships

Board Certified, American Board of Wound Management

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Board Qualified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot Surgery

Member of Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association

Member of American Podiatric Medical Association

Member of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Education and Training

Residency: Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery; Atlanta Veterans Affairs Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia

DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Undergraduate:  Villanova University, in Villanova, Pennsylvania and Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia

Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain; Summer, 2004

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology/Pre-Med, Alderson-Broaddus College, Magna cum Laude

Publications

Various Techniques in Tarsal Coalition Resection- Podiatry Institute Update 2013

5 reviews on articles written for the 2008 Compendium—2007

WV-INBRE Research Internship: Effects of Nitric Oxide on Cancer Cells

Professional Interests

Diabetic Foot Care

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Heel Pain

Ingrown Nails

Skin Lesions

Athletic Injuries / Trauma

Personal Interests

Church

Visiting and exploring locals parks with husband and sons

Traveling

Cooking

Hiking

Diabetic education and medical missions

Medical Staff Privileges 




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Dr. Kumar was born in South India but grew up in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the Nashville area to be closer to her parents. At a very young age, diabetes had a significant impact on her family’s life and opened the doors to podiatry. Her undergraduate studies were split between Villanova University and Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia.  Her desire to pursue her love for surgery and medicine led her to Cleveland, OH, where she completed 4 years at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. In June 2013, Dr. Kumar graduated from the 3 year Atlanta Veterans Affairs Residency program with a PMSR Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle certificate. During her residency, Dr. Kumar was given the opportunity to lecture at national and regional podiatry conferences as well publish podiatric literature.

Dr. Kumar credits her husband Jonathan, her family, and most importantly, God’s guidance for helping her achieve her goals.  Her greatest achievements to date have to be the births of her sons, James and Judah.

Certifications/Memberships

Board Certified, American Board of Wound Management

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Board Qualified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot Surgery

Member of Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association

Member of American Podiatric Medical Association

Member of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Education and Training

Residency: Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery; Atlanta Veterans Affairs Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia

DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Undergraduate:  Villanova University, in Villanova, Pennsylvania and Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia

Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain; Summer, 2004

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology/Pre-Med, Alderson-Broaddus College, Magna cum Laude

Publications

Various Techniques in Tarsal Coalition Resection- Podiatry Institute Update 2013

5 reviews on articles written for the 2008 Compendium—2007

WV-INBRE Research Internship: Effects of Nitric Oxide on Cancer Cells

Professional Interests

Diabetic Foot Care

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Heel Pain

Ingrown Nails

Skin Lesions

Athletic Injuries / Trauma

Personal Interests

Church

Visiting and exploring locals parks with husband and sons

Traveling

Cooking

Hiking

Diabetic education and medical missions

Medical Staff Privileges 

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Summit Surgery Center

Northridge Surgery Center

Tristar StoneCrest Medical Center

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