Aug 24, 2014 14:41 Pennington names director for medical unit Pennington names director for medical unit Advocate story Aug. 24, 2014 Comments BC-LA—Pennington-Medical Director,61 Pennington names director for medical unit Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dr. Kishore Gadde has been named medical director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s Allen A. Copping In-Patient Medical Unit. Gadde’s work has focused on obesity management and he will work at Pennington to develop a clinical obesity and wellness program. Gadde comes to Pennington Biomedical from Duke University, where he served on the faculty in the departments of medicine and psychiatry.