Abigail S. Plonk, PA-C joined The Skin Surgery Center in September 2016 as a Certified Physician Assistant.  Ms. Plonk has been a Certified Physician Assistant since 2006, and she has over 13 years of clinical experience caring for patients.  She has been training with Dr. Stein in Winston-Salem, as well as the other dermatologists at The Skin Surgery Centers in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Ms. Plonk earned her Master of Medical Science degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to joining The Skin Surgery Center, Ms. Plonk worked as a physician assistant in the Winston-Salem and High Point medical communities.  Ms. Plonk is a member of the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

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EDUCATION

2006 Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program
Winston-Salem, NC
Master of Medicine Science

2003 University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
BA in History, Chemistry minor

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Internal Medicine / Cardiology Outpatient, Winston-Salem Cardiology Associates
Winston-Salem, NC
David Bohle, MD

Renal Inpatient, Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital
Winston-Salem, NC
Anita Saran, MD

Family Medicine, Providence Family Practice PA
Charlotte, NC
Augustine Onwukwe, MD

Psychiatry, Crossroads Mental Health
Mount Airy, NC
Adrian Griffin, MD

Surgery, Salem Surgical Associates PA
Winston-Salem, NC
David Carr, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC
Marcia Wofford, MD

Pediatrics, Charlotte Pediatrics
Charlotte, NC
Jeffrey Cleveland, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology, Hawthorne Obstetrics/Gynecology
Winston-Salem, NC
Richard Hedrick Jr., MD

Emergency Medicine, Davie County Hospital
Mocksville, NC
Michael Kilby, MD

Dermatology, Central Carolina Dermatology
High Point, NC
William Engstrom, PA-C

CERTIFICATION

Physician Assistant Certified by North Carolina Medical Board

EXPERIENCE

September 2016 – present
Physician Assistant – Certified
The Skin Surgery Center

January 2014 – present; and January 2008 – May 2013
Physician Assistant – Certified
Maplewood Family Practice
Winston-Salem, NC
Responsibilities included evaluating and treating patients; performing procedures such as suturing lacerations, skin lesion removal, and incision and drainage.

August 2006 – December 2007
Physician Assistant – Certified
Piedmont Urological Associates
High Point, NC
Responsibilities included evaluating and treating patients autonomously in the clinic setting; rounding on hospitalized patients and evaluating and following consults; assisting with and performing routine procedures; and taking call.

October 2003 – May 2004
Nursing Assistant – Certified, Emergency Department
Carolinas Medical Center-University
Charlotte, NC Responsibilities included obtaining vital signs, triaging patients, splinting, aiding in trauma codes, preparing deceased bodies, transporting patients, and comforting family members and patients.

January 2003-June 2003
Habilitation Technician Maxim Healthcare
Raleigh, NC Provided direct patient care to mentally handicapped children; assisted patients in developing independent living skills. Summer 1997
Lab Assistant Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC Received grant to work in Emergency Medicine Research Department under supervision of Dr. Tomaszewski; conducted experiments studying the protective effects of neurodepressors on learning and memory following carbon monoxide poisoning.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Marshal for the Class of 2005 Graduation Wake Forest PA Program Educational Chair of Katherine Anderson Society Wake Forest PA Program National Society of Collegiate Scholars

BIBLIOGRAPHY/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

“Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia;” Wake Forest University PA Program; November 2005 “Assessing the Effectiveness of GO FAR;” Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine; February 2006; Wake Forest Masters Project Symposium; April 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants

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