Anthony Plunkett, MD, FASA

Anthony Plunkett, MD, FASA

Name: Anthony Plunkett, MD, FASA

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Chief, Acute Pain Service
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: Womack Army Medical School, Ft Bragg NC

Research Interests:
Ambulatory surgery


1996 - 2000 - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY - BA
2000 - 2004 - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY - MD
2004 - 2005 - Transitional Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
2005 - 2008 - Anesthesiology Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
2008 - 2009 - Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, Cambell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Oral Board Examiner, 2017
  • Anesthesiology Consultant to the Surgeon General for US Army Reserves, 2018
  • Anesthesiology Deputy Consultant to the Surgeon General for US Army, 2017
  • Co-Principal Investigator, DVCIPM - Ft Bragg, 2012-2017
  • Director, Acute Pain Service, Ft Bragg
  • Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), 2019
  • Bronze Star Medal, 2011
  • Deployment to Afghanistan, 2010


  • Opioid Maintenance, Weaning and Detoxification Techniques: Where we have been, where we are now, and what the future holds – An Update. Pain Management, 2019
  • Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain Reduction and Improvements in Functional Outcomes in Chronic Low Back Pain. Mil Med. 2019
  • A randomized, single-blind, prospective trial of auricular “Battlefield” acupuncture for the reduction of postoperative tonsillectomy pain in adults. Pain Manag. 2018
  • The feasibility of employing a home healthcare model for education and treatment of opioid overdose using a naloxone auto-injector in a private practice pain medicine clinic. Curr Med Res Opin. 2018
  • Determinants of Patient Satisfaction in a Private Practice Pain Management Clinic. Pain Practice. 2017
  • A preliminary Examination of the Comparative Efficacy of Intravenous vs Oral Acetaminophen in the Treatment of Perioperative Pain. Pain Medicine. 2016.
  • An observational feasibility study to assess the safety and effectiveness of intranasal fentanyl for radiofrequency ablations of the lumbar facet joints. J of Pain Research. 2017
  • Acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain in the military population: factors associated with treatment outcomes. Clinical J of Pain. 2017
  • Randomized, double-blind, comparative-effectiveness study comparing pulsed radiofrequency to steroid injections for occipital neuralgia or migraine with occipital nerve tenderness. Pain. 2015
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions for Failed Back Surgery and Spinal Stenosis: Factors Associated with Treatment Outcome. Anesth Analg. 2014