As an internationally renowned and recognized specialist, he was involved in developing the world’s first fully implantable hearing system (TICA).
His expertise includes the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical otorhinolaryngology.
Otorhinolaryngology: Ear, Nose and Throat
2007 Conferment of the honorary doctorate (honoris causa) Universitas Medicinae et Scientia Pharmaceuticae “Victor Babes” Timisiensis, Timisoara Romania
Since 2004 Director and professor of the Department of ENT at University Hospital Heidelberg
2000 – 2004 Director and professor of the Department of ENT, University Hospitals of Saarland
1997 – 2000 Development of the first fully implantable hearing system TICA.
1992 – 2000 Head of a third-party funded consortium to develop new, objective audiological screening methods
1988 – 2000 Academic assistant, senior physician and later professor of Department of ENT at University hospital Tübingen
1998 Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston (USA)
1989 Scholarship of the DFG at the Institute for Neurochemistry and Neurotoxicology, Stockholm University
1986 – 1988 Assistant Professor of Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine (ENT) at University hospital Würzburg
1978 – 1985 MD and PhD, Georg-August University in Göttingen
Argstatter H, Grapp M, Plinkert PK, Bolay HV. Heidelberg Neuro-Music Therapy for chronic-tonal tinnitus – treatment outline and psychometric evaluation. Int Tinnitus J. 2012;17(1):31-41.
Streckfuss A, Bosch N, Plinkert PK, Baumann I. Transnasal flexible esophagoscopy (TNE): an evaluation of the patient’s experience and time management. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Feb;271(2):323-8.
Bless D, Plinkert PK. [Removal of foreign bodies from the tracheobronchial system in childhood]. HNO. 1998 Sep;46(9):799-803.
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