Dr. Penon has over 30 years of pediatric experience since completion of his pediatric training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1986. He completed his medical studies from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara Medical School in 1980. After a short period of private practice, he elected to join the United States Army where he served as a general pediatrician having been stationed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, Darnall Army Community Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, a short tour in Germany, and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. While in the Army, he furthered his medical education by doing Fellowship training in Developmental and Behavioral pediatrics. He was Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Brooke Army Medical Center while stationed there.
Besides his love for pediatrics, his pride and joy has also been his wife of 37 years and three wonderful children. He and all of his family wer born in Colombia, South America. The oldest of four children, he is the first member of the family to achieve an education. Houston, Texas was his home since the family emigrated from Colombia when he was ten years of age.
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