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Deidra Blanks, MD, FACS

Dr. Deidra Blanks, MD, FACS, specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She also supervises non-surgical aesthetic treatments to suit your needs.
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Dr. Blanks is native to Lake Waccamaw, NC who earned her medical degree from East Carolina University. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Blanks joined Fayetteville Otolaryngology in January 2018. She maintains surgical privileges at Fayetteville Ambulatory Surgery Center, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and Highsmith-Rainey Hospital.

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 Otolaryngology 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).

Professional Organizations

Dr. Blanks is Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgery. She  is an active member of the following organizations, among others:

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

Her medical specialties include:

  • facial plastic surgery
  • non-surgical facial plastics
  • fillers and injectables

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.

Personal Life

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.

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