Meet Dr. Blanks

Facial Plastic Surgery in Wilmington NC, Dr. Diedra BlanksAt DermOne, Dr. Deidra Blanks specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She also supervises non-surgical aesthetic treatments to suit your needs.

She was born and raised in Lake Waccamaw, NC and completed an undergraduate degree in Biology and medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville NC.

Dr. Blanks continued her medical training by being accepted into the esteemed residency program in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After finishing residency training, she was 1 of 37 surgeons in the country accepted into a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. She completed advanced training to focus solely on the face under Dr. Keith Laferriere in Springfield, MO.

Dr. Blanks also served as faculty in the Division of Otolarynology at the University of Missouri and Mercy Springfield. Dr. Blanks is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Dr. Blanks has been extensively published and has presented her research at various locations including Vietnam, Suriname, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, NV and Denver, CO. Dr. Blanks is a proud wife and mother of one daughter. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming and spending time with her family. She is also very active in her Native American heritage and enjoys spending time at traditional powwows.

Education and Training

University of Missouri, Department of Otolaryngology
Dr. Keith Laferriere, Springfield, MO
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive, Fellow

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Resident

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC
Department of Surgery, Intern

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Cum Laude

Licensure and Certification

North Carolina Medical Board – License #2006-00621
Missouri Medical Board – License #2011003947
Board Certified –American Board of Otolaryngology
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 2011
Basic Life Support -2011

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Otolaryngology
Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Association of American Indian Physicians

Presentations

Blanks DA, Shores C. Patent Piriform Sinus Fistula in a Third Branchial Cleft Cyst.

Combined Otolaryngology Section Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. April 31, 2010.

Blanks DA, Ebert CS, Zdanksi C, Prazma JA. “The Long-term Efficacy of Mucosal CpG oligonucleotides in the treatment of Eustachian tube Dysfunction in rats.” Rhinology World. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 17, 2009.

Blanks DA, Ebert CS, Prazma JA. “The Efficacy of Trans-tympanic CpG oligonucleotides in the Treatment of Allergic Eustachian tube Dysfunction in the Animal Model.” Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology. Paramaribo, Suriname. September 12, 2008.

Blanks DA, Shores C. “Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Radionecrosis of the Larynx.“ Southern Section of The Triological Society. January 10, 2008.

Publications

Blanks DA, Shores C. Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Radionecrosis of the Larynx.

Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery. Manuscript submitted for publication. 2011.

Blanks DA, Shores C. Patent Piriform Sinus Fistula in a Third Branchial Cleft Cyst.

Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery. Manuscript submitted for publication. 2011.

Blanks DA, Ebert CS. Immune modulatory oligonucleotides in the prevention and treatment of allergen-induced Eustachian tube dysfunction in the animal model. Current Allergy and Asthma Report. 2008 Nov; 8(6) 508-12.

Blanks DA, Buss E, Grose JH, Fitzpatrick DC, Hall JW. Interaural time discrimination of envelopes carried on high frequency tones: An acoustic hearing simulation of lateralization cues available to cochlear implant users. Ear and Hearing. 2008 Oct; 29(5) 674-83.

Ebert CS Jr, Blanks DA, Patel MR, Coffey CS, Marshall AF, Fitzpatrick DC. Behavioral Sensitivity to interaural time differences in the rabbit. Hearing Research. 2008 Jan; 235(1-2):135-142.

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