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David M. Plank, MD,PhD

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About David

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, David M. Plank MD left the Midwest to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. The route Dr. Plank took to Plastic Surgery was one met with many opportunities and experiences, but one that landed him with a career he is passionate about.

Dr. Plank began his studies at Miami University of Ohio where he was an Academic All-American in Division I Cross-Country and Track. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in chemistry and went on to purse his master’s degree in physiology at Ball State University. While at Ball State University, Dr. Plank was awarded many research grants, including a NASA grant investigating the long-term effects weightlessness on the body. This training and experience catapulted Dr. Plank to the world famous and top ranked pediatric hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center where he received his Ph.D in Molecular Biology. While earning his doctorate, he interacted with world-class physicians and a Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology. It was these experiences at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati where he developed his true passion in medicine and decided to continue his education at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

In 2007, Dr. Plank graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he received several awards for his medical research, innovations, and developed his passion for plastic surgery. Dr. Plank was one of three people in the country to obtain a Plastic Surgery residency position at the prestigious University of South Florida College of Medicine Plastic Surgery program. After residency, Dr. Plank spent a year at University of Pittsburgh where he obtained additional plastic surgery training.

Dr. Plank has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast, spreading this love of the outdoors to his children. He has been visiting Bishop and the Eastern Sierra for 20 years which he is excited to be working at Northern Inyo Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Plank celebrates his German heritage daily and attends the annual Oktoberfest with his family.

Dr. Plank regularly gives talks on the medical field to middle school students. Dr. Plank is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida and the Director of their Plastic Surgery Clerkship, where he teaches medical students and residents. Dr. Plank also serves as a Clinical Instructor for the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Dr. David Plank is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in facial and full body cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has contributed a chapter to a textbook and has had 16 peer-reviewed abstracts and articles published in the field of plastic surgery.

  • College
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology Ball State University
    Muncie, IN
  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Medical School
  • M.D. College of Medicine University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency
  • Plastic Surgery Resident University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Fellowship
  • Microsurgery and Hand Fellow University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery