Drew P. PlonkWake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

173 Ratings

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-3902

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2006
  • Internship, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, NC Baptist Hospital, 2011
  • Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Univ Texas Med Sch - Houston, 2014

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • North Carolina Medical Society

NPI Number

  • 1285818856
Drew P. Plonk

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

173 Ratings

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3850 | Department: 336-716-3902

Recent Publications

Internal carotid artery in zone IIb and its implications: a case report. Plonk DP, Browne JD.. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92(3):E15-16.

Effects of chemesthetic stimuli mixtures with barium on swallowing apnea duration. Todd JT, Butler SG, Plonk DP, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(10):2248-2251.

Main taste effects on swallowing apnea duration in healthy adults. Todd JT, Butler SG, Plonk DP, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;147(4):678-683.

Effects of chemesthetic stimuli, age, and genetic taste groups on swallowing apnea duration. Plonk DP, Butler SG, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;145(4):618-622.

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Drew P. Plonk

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


Dr. Plonk is one of the very best.


Dr. Drew Plonk is an excellent physician. He is above and beyond most EMTs I have been treated by in the past.


I was very impressed with *Dr. Plonk's and professionalism.


Dr. Plonk is the best Doctor that I have ever went to. I drive 3 hours one way!! That's how much I think of him. He was the only one who could help me. Extremely smart very friendly.


I really appreciate Dr. Plonk's listening skills and taking into consideration my requests and needs.he is a good dr!!


Dr. Plonk was excellent! My visit experience with Wake was good from the time I entered the door all the way through to departure.


Thank you!


He was kind, understanding, respectful and knowledgeable.




was 1st time seeing dr. plonk and everything went well for a 1st visit


Lack of courtesy & disregard for my time waiting.


Dr. Plonk, his Nurse, and his Scheduler were all incredibly kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful!


Was very attentive to my concerns.


Everything was very visitor friendly -


Dr. Plonk performed surgery on my broken nose in 2011. He did an excellent job at the time. I came back for a follow up regarding breathing difficulties through my nose and my appointment with him went great. He was open and honest and pointed me in the direction I need to go. I would recommend him to any of my friends and/or families.


I'm thankful I found dr plonk. My sinus condition has been serious for years and he is the only one that has listened and treated me accordingly. I have ongoing problems but dr plonk hasn't given up. It is reassuring to have someone work this hard to help improve my condition.


*Dr. Plonk and his PA *Jennifer spent a good deal of time speaking with me. Very patient!


Answered all questions helped me to understand treatment options


Dr. Plonk has been great and helpful since my first visit with him.


Dr. Plonk was wonderful and we set up an appoint for my husband with another ENT for his specific needs. They were also great ????


I found Dr Drew Plonk after extensive research and recommendations from wake forest staff. he was receptive, energetic very informative. his after care and interaction with me has been a superb experience. he is not the aloof untouchable doctor of the past. i found him to be progressive, grounded and highly skilled, easy to talk to and always left his office ecstatic with the exchange of information and answers.




All visits with *Dr. Plonk went very well.

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