Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D.

Dr. Jeff Plagenhoef has been providing anesthesia in Dothan since 1991. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a graduate with High Honors from Michigan State University, he has lived in the South since 1983. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his anesthesiology residency focusing on cardiac anesthesia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After being elected Chief Resident his final year at UAB, he moved to Dothan in 1991 to join Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group, P.C., and currently serves as Staff Anesthesiologist at Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC), Dothan Surgicenter, and American Surgery Center.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Plagenhoef is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologist (ASSA), American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and the Houston County Medical Society (HCMS). He is licensed by the National and Alabama Boards of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Plagenhoef is an active participant in physician leadership. On a national level, he serves on several ASA committees and task forces, as well as being a member its governing body since 1996 and Alternate Director of the Alabama Component Society since 2003. In Alabama, he has served as President of the Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists, and he has been a member of its Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 1997. Plagenhoef has been a member of the MASA College of Counselors and House of Delegates since 2001. Locally he has served in every officer position of the HCMS, including President.

Recently elected Vice President of the medical staff at SAMC, Dr. Plagenhoef will serve as President of the staff 2006-07. He has been or is serving as a member of the hospital's Medical Executive, Credentials, Ethics, and Quality and Risk Management Committees, and is Chief of Anesthesiology. With a keen interest in quality improvement, patient safety and cost reduction, he is Chairman of the Quality Council at SAMC and is the physician leader in selecting implementing a perioperative electronic information system. He also served on MASA's Committee on Office-based Surgery and Anesthesia, which wrote the current state safety regulations and guidelines.

Dr. Plagenhoef’s wife Michelle, an Internal Medicine doctor, was born in Dothan and raised in Enterprise, Alabama. They are blessed with three active children, Nick, Madelin, and Alex. He is very interested in physical fitness and health, and his hobbies include coaching children's sports, skiing, triathlons and marathons, and cooking. Dr. Plagenhoef and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church.