Robert Plunkett Robert Plunkett, MD

Robert Plunkett


Specializing In:

Brain Tumors Cancer Pain Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Special Interests:

Biology of brain tumors Novel treatments for brain tumors

About Robert Plunkett


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery


Education and Training:

  • MD - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


  • Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN


  • Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Fabiano AJ, Hoppenot R, Plunkett RJ. Heroin-inhalation-induced cerebellar leukoencephalopathy.Chirurgia (Turin, Italy) 2012; 252:133-134
  • Fabiano AJ, Plunkett RJ. Approach for tunneling the lead in deep brain stimulation. Journal of neurosurgery 2010; 1126:1277-1278
  • Fabiano AJ, Plunkett RJ, Gibbons KJ. Diagnosis of facial nerve schwannoma by magnetic resonance imaging enhancement of the geniculate ganglion. Archives of neurology 2010; 671:112-113
  • Strojnik T, Kavalar R, Barone TA, Plunkett RJ. Experimental model and immunohistochemical comparison of U87 human glioblastoma cell xenografts on the chicken chorioallantoic membrane and in rat brains. Anticancer research 2010; 3012:4851-4860
  • Gottlieb PA, Barone T, Sachs F, Plunkett R. Neurite outgrowth from PC12 cells is enhanced by an inhibitor of mechanical channels. Neuroscience letters 2010; 4812:115-119
  • Barone TA, Gorski JW, Greenberg SJ, Plunkett RJ. Estrogen increases survival in an orthotopic model of glioblastoma. Journal of neuro-oncology 2009; 951:37-48
  • Selkirk SM, Morrow J, Barone TA, Hoffer A, Lock J, DeChant A, Mangla S, Plunkett RJ, Miller RH. Elevation of osteopontin levels in brain tumor cells reduces burden and promotes survival through the inhibition of cell dispersal. Journal of neuro-oncology 2008; 863:285-296
  • Karampelas I, Podgorsak MB, Plunkett RJ, Fenstermaker RA. Subthalamic nucleus metastasis causing hemichorea-hemiballism treated by gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery. Acta neurochirurgica2008; 1504:395-396; discussion 397
  • Karampelas I, Alberico RA, Plunkett RJ, Fenstermaker RA. Intratumoral hemorrhage after remote subtotal microsurgical resection and gamma knife radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma. Acta neurochirurgica 2007; 1493:313-316; discussion 316-7

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