Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Peter K. Plinkert

Otorhinolaryngology: Ear, Nose and Throat
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Peter K. Plinkert

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Peter K. Plinkert is the director and professor of Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital.

As an internationally renowned and recognised specialist, he has been involved in developing the world’s first fully implantable hearing system (TICA). His research interests currently encompass everything from audiology (cochlear implants) to the robotic skull base surgery.

His main activities include the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical otolaryngology.

PUBLICATIONS (Selection)

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC CAREER

2007 Awarded the honorary doctorate (honoris causa) Universitas Medicinae et Scientia Pharmaceuticae “Victor Babes” Timisiensis, Timisoara Romania
Since 2004, Director and professor of the Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine at Heidelberg University Hospital
2000 – 2004 Appointed director and professor at the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University Hospitals of Saarland
2003 Acquisition of the additional designation “Voice and Speech Disorders”
1997 – 2000 Development of the first fully implantable hearing system TICA.
1992 – 2000 Head of a separate third-party funded working group to develop new, objective audiological screening methods
1988 – 2000 first research assistant, later senior physician, then associate professor and senior physician at the University ENT Clinic 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 at the University ENT Clinic Würzburg
1978 – 1985 MD PhD Georg-August University in Göttingen