Anthony Plunkett


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief, Acute Pain Service
Location: Other Location
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