• Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, Penn State University, Altoona (2003-2008)
  • Assistant Professor in the Anatomy Department, AZCOM, Midwestern University (2008-2012)
  • Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department, AZCOM, Midwestern University (2012-2018)
  • Professor in the Anatomy Department, AZCOM, Midwestern University (2018)
  • Associate professor in the Medical Education Department, UCF COM (2018-)



For a complete list of publications, please click here.

  • Garner DK, Patel AB, Hung J, Castro M, Segev TG, Plochocki JH, Hall MI. Midline and Mediolateral Episiotomy: Risk Assessment Based on Clinical Anatomy. Diagnostics 2021, 11, 211.
  • Michalski C, Cowan M, Bohinsky J, Dickerson R, Plochocki JH. Mixed Reality Technology Influences Motivation for Learning in Medical Students. MedEdPublish 2020, 9(1).
  • Broderick TL, Rasool S, Li R, Zhang Y, Anderson M, Al-Nakkash L, Plochocki JH, Geetha T, Babu JR. Neuroprotective Effects of Chronic Resveratrol Treatment and Exercise Training in the 3xTg-ADMouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 7337.
  • Plochocki JH. Several ways Generation Z may shape the medical school landscape. J. Med. Educ. Curric. Dev. 2019, 6, 1-4.
  • Hellings A, Buchan L, Castro M, St Aubin CR, Fisher AL, Al-Nakkash L, Broderick TL, Plochocki JH. Bone Strength is Improved with Genistein Treatment in Mice with Diet-Induced Obesity. Curr. Dev. Nutr. 2019, 3, 121.
  • Alkhouli M, Hung J, Squire M, Anderson M, Castro M, Babu JR, Al-Nakkash L, Broderick TL, Plochocki JH. Exercise and resveratrol increase fracture resistance in the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 2019, 19, 39.
  • Hung J, Al-Nakkash L, Broderick TL, Castro M, Plochocki JH. Leptin-Deficient Mice Have Altered Three-Dimensional Growth Plate Histomorphometry. Diabetol. Metab. Syndr. 2019, 11, 8.
  • Hall MI, Plochocki JH, Ruiz S, Rodriguez-Sosa JR. Male and female anatomical homologies in the perineum of the dog (Canis familiaris). Vet. Med. Sci. 2019, 5, 39-47.

Education & Specialties

  • Ph.D. (Biological Anthropology): May 2004, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • B.A. in Anthropology: May 1997, State University of New York, Cortland, NY



  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Neuroanatomy



  • UCF MD program (Structure and Function, Brain and Behavior modules)


Research Interests:

  • Medical education
  • Clinical anatomy
  • Functional morphology
  • Skeletal biology

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