Dr. Cecilia Penn is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate education at Cornell University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Society, focusing on primary care and preventive medicine in under-served communities.
Dr. Penn later obtained her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 2001. She completed her post-graduate training in pediatrics at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University, where she also received specialty training in Community Pediatrics through the Anne E. Dyson Community Pediatrics Program.
Dr. Penn has also received Preventive Medicine training and obtained a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management/International Health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
To achieve practical experience in public health policy, Dr. Penn received the distinguished Luther Terry Fellowship through the Surgeon General's Office and worked in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.
She has been a part of the Virgin Islands community since 2007 and an active member of the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital since 2008. During her tenure at RLSH, Dr. Penn has served in many roles including, a hospitalist pediatrician, Chief of Pediatrics, Vice President and President of Medical Staff, and as the Performance Improvement Physician for seven years.
Dr. Penn currently serves as the Interim Chief Medical Officer for Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Penn is committed to practicing community pediatrics, improving quality care and health care outcomes, serving the under-served and working towards systemic changes that affect health status.
Dr. Penn enjoys playing spending time with her family, exercising, and playing the piano.