Robert Plemmons, MD, FACP, CWS

Wound Care Specialist
Scott & White Healthcare

Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Wound Care

Patient Care Emphasis
Arterial Ulcers, Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis, Compromised Flaps/Grafts, Crush Injuries, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Neuropathic Ulcers, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Inflammatory Ulcers, Medication-related ulcers, Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, Nonhealing Surgical Wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Radiation Injuries, Traumatic Injuries, Vasculitic Wounds, Venous Insufficiency Ulcers, Wound Care

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Infectious Disease
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Scott & White Appointment
    January 12, 2009

  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, MD, TX, 1989
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, BS, TX, 1981

  • Specialty Training
  • Infectious Disease Fellowship, Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Additional training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) designation from the American Board of Wound Management.

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Publications and Research
  • Pinnapureddy NR, Jinadatha C, Plemmons RM. Corynebacterium xerosis: a case of native joint septic arthritis. Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice 2011;19(2):129-130
  • Walker EP, Carpenter JL, Plemmons RM, Fader R. Urinary Tract Infection due to non-O1 Vibrio cholerae. Southern Medical Journal 2010;103(10)1061-2
  • Plemmons RM, Dooley DP, Longfield RN. Septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein (pylephlebitis): diagnosis and management in the modern era. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1995;21:1114-20
  • Plemmons RM, McAllister CK, Liening DL, Garces MC. Otitis media and mastoiditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum: case report, review, and a cautionary note. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1996;22:1105-6
  • Plemmons RM, McAllister CK, Garces MC, Ward RL. Osteomyelitis due to Mycobacterium haemophilum in a cardiac transplant patient: case report and analysis of interactions among clarithromycin, rifampin, and cyclosporine. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1997;24:995-7
  • Dixon WC, Plemmons RM. Lemierres syndrome presenting as febrile neutropenia. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 1998;6(9):612-4
  • Sanchez JL, Nang RN, Brundage JF, Valcik JA, Filippelli JL, Brokaw JK, Plemmons RM, Fraser SL, Dooley DP, Gruber D, Alexander BA, Myhand RC, Tannen KJ. Investigation of an Outbreak of Rapidly-Growing Mycobacteria (RGM) among Bone-Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit Patients. EPICON. 1999; 29:1-58
  • Plemmons, RM. Bite-wound infections. In: Gates R, ed. Infectious Disease Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, Inc. 1998 Revised edition 2003

  • Awards and Honors
  • American Academy of Family Medicine Teaching Award, 2010
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 1992-1993
  • John L. Carpenter Award, Best Resident Research Paper, 1992

  • Professional Memberships
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • American College of Physicians
  • Wound Healing Society

  • Languages Spoken

    Guitar, music, photography, hiking, history


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