Personal HistoryDr. Plotnick’s major interest involves medical education at all levels throughout the medical school. He has won the “Golden Apple” Best Faculty Award nine times from the graduating medical school class; the Founder’s Day “Teacher of the Year” Award from the UMAB campus; and the Theodore E. Woodward Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American College of Physicians. Dr. Plotnick is Co-Director of the Sophomore Pathophysiology and Therapeutics course involving two-thirds of the Sophomore year, teaches the Junior students on their Internal Medicine rotation weekly and oversees the cardiology senior elective, teaching EKG interpretation.
Research InterestsDr. Plotnick's area of expertise is in the field of echocardiography. He has been active in the national American Society of Echocardiography, having served on the Board of Directors, numerous other committees and as speaker and sessions chair at the National meeting. Dr. Plotnick’s research is in the area of brachial artery vasoactivity as a measure of endothelial function and patent foramen ovale as a cause of stroke. He is co-author of two books on echocardiography and one on unstable angina.
Plotnick GD, Corretti MC, Vogel RA: Antioxidant vitamins blunt the transient impairment of endothelium-dependent brachial artery vasoactivity following a single high fat meal. JAMA 1997:278; 1682-1686
Corretti MC, Plotnick GD, Vogel RA: Smoking correlates with flow-mediated brachial artery vasoactivity but not cold pressor vasoactivity in men with coronary artery disease. International Journal of Cardiac Imaging 1998:14;11-17.
Plotnick GD, Corretti MC, Vogel RA: Effects of Vitamins C and E on Vascular Reactivity (Letter to the editor), JAMA 1998:279;1069-1070.
Shaw LJ, Gillam L, Feinstein S, Dent J, Plotnick GD: Use of an intravenous contrast agent (Optison) to enhance echocardiography: efficacy and cost implications. Optison Multicenter Study Group. Am J Manag Care 1998:25;159-176.
Vogel RA, Corretti MC, Plotnick G: A comparison of brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation using upper and lower arm arterial occlusion in subjects with and without coronary risk factors. Clinical Cardiology 2000:23;571-575.
Vogel RA, Corretti MC, Plotnick GD: The postprandial effect of components of the mediterranean diet on endothelial function. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2000: 36;1455 1460.
White CS, Plotnick GD: Case 33.Radiology 2000: 217, 737-738.
Kerut EK, Norfleet WT, Plotnick GD, Giles TD: Patent foramen ovale: Measurement of anatomical and physiological size with implication for clinical significance. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2001: 38, 613-622.
Plotnick GD, Corretti MC, Vogel RS, Hesslink Jr R, Wise JA: Effect of supplemental phytonutients on impairment of the flow-mediated brachial artery vasoactivity after a single high-fat meal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2003: 41, 1744-1752.
Miller M, Mangano C, Park Y, Goel R, Plotnick G, Vogel R: Impact of Entertainment on Endothelial Function Heart 2006: 92:261-262
Sura A, Prasad R, Saripalli YV, Plotnick GD: Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction: Echocardiographic Diagnosis, Echocardiography: 2006: 23, 350-353.