Thomas M. Penders, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard, 4E-100
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815

Faculty Rank: Clinical Associate Professor


  • Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia, PA (9/1959-6/1963)
  • B.A. in Biology, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA (9/1963-6/1968)
  • M.S. in Environmental Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (7/1968-6/1969)
  • Hahnermann Medical School (Now Drexel University), Philadelphia, PA (9/1969-6/1973)

Postdoctoral Training


  • Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (7/1973- 6/1974)


  • Psychiatry at Boston Veterans Hospital, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA (7/1974- 6/1975)
  • Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dartmouth, NH (7/1975- 7/1977)


  • Certification of Special Qualifications in Psychosomatic Medicine (2006)
  • Addictions Psychiatry Recertification (2005)
  • Certification of Special Qualification in Psychosomatic Medicine (1996)
  • Certification in Psychiatry and Neurology, Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1978)
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners (1974)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, North Carolina Psychiatric Association
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society


  • North Carolina - active
  • West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Delaware and Vermont - inactive status

Current Professional Experience

East Carolina University, Medical Director
Department of Psychiatric Medicine

President, Medical Staff Organization
Beaufort County Hospital

Pungo District Hospital
Belhaven, NC