I was attracted to psychiatry during early adolescence and began my formal training while attending medical school. I purposely chose training programs that integrated the psychological and biological approaches. I have been fortunate enough to work with, and be educated by, some of the best mentors and teachers in the field.

Board Certification 
Board Certified Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, June 2011
Board Certified Diplomate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, November 2013

Residency/Fellowship Training 
Harvard/Cambridge Health Alliance Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, September 2009-August 2011
Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program Resident in Adult Psychiatry, June 2006-August 2009

Medical Internship Training 
Mount Auburn Hospital
Intern, January 2006-January 2007

Medical Education 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Doctorate of Medicine, April 2006

Undergraduate Education 
University of Washington, Seattle                                                                                         
BA in Chemistry, cum laude, June 2002

Professional Experience

Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Olympia, WA, September 2011 - Current 
Solo private practice psychiatrist full time focusing predominately on evaluation, integration of care, and medication management for a wide variety of disorders in children, adolescents, adults and limited geriatric patients.  

Psychiatric Expert Witness, States of Washington and Oregon, July 2017 - Current 
Licensed in both Washington and Oregon providing forensic psychiatric services, independent medical examination with report, record review, attorney conference, deposition and testimony predominately for claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in both children and adults.  Cases predominately involving motor vehicle accidents or allegations of professional negligence.  

Independent Medical Examiner, ExamWorks LLC, August 2018 - January 2019 
Performed independent medical examinations with report, treatment recommendations and impairment ratings for the Department of Labor and Industries. ​

Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard/Cambridge Health Alliance, September 2009 - August 2011 
Served a wide variety of child psychiatry settings - including inpatient, outpatient and consultative liaison - for the Department of Children and Families, family court and public schools. Major sites included Cambridge Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Services, Harvard University Health Services, and Cambridge Public Schools.

Psychiatry Resident, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry residency Training Program, June 2006 - August 2009 
Served a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical training and patient care activities, with major rotations at Children’s Hospital Boston and Faulkner Hospital.

Covering Psychiatrist, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, September 2008 - August 2011 
Covered two inpatient units of approximately 45 patients with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, performing admission evaluations, physical examinations, emergency department consultations and medical/surgical consult liaison services.

Covering Psychiatrist, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, September 2008 - August 2011 
Performed emergency department consultations, arranging and coordinating dispositions, medical/surgical consult liaison coverage, and admission evaluations with crisis response to Mount Auburn’s geriatric psychiatry unit.

Covering Psychiatrist, Highpoint Treatment Center, Plymouth, MA, August 2008 - August 2011 
Covered 16-bed inpatient unit, with a dual diagnosis and/or chronic psychosis patient population and served as sole physician coverage for several other onsite voluntary recovery programs. Performed admission evaluations, physical examinations, weekend rounding and off-unit crisis management. 

Long Term Care

Education and Experience

David Penner MD PLLC

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
324 West Bay Dr NW #214, Olympia WA 98502
Phone:  360 539-1736  Fax:  360-350-5610