Charles Penley, MD, FASCO, is a medical oncologist, and a partner with Tennessee Oncology, in Nashville, TN. Dr. Penley earned his medical degree in 1982 at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and his internship, residency, and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Penley is a Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, with certification in Medical Oncology.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Penley has maintained associations with numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of ASCO 2013-2015. His ASCO service includes terms on the Cancer Education Committee, Public Issues Committee, and Special Awards Selection Committee. Dr. Penley has been a member of the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of ASCO Board of Directors since 2005, has served as the CCF Treasurer, and was Chair of the CCF Board from 2013-2015. He has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. He currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. He is proud to have been recently named to the Board of Trustees of Casting for Recovery, and looks forward to working with other volunteers engaged in providing vital support for breast cancer survivors.
Dr. Penley enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fly fishing, and white water rafting. He and his wife Connally reside in Nashville, TN.