November 15, 2019

New Physician Spotlight: CJ Plummer


Clausyl “CJ” Plummer, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center after completing a fellowship in brain injury medicine at the University of Washington. He began seeing patients Oct. 14.

Clausyl “CJ” Plummer, MD

“Dr. Plummer is a tremendous asset for PM&R and the patients we serve,” said D.J. Kennedy, MD, professor and chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. “He the only PM&R physician with brain injury fellowship training in the state of Tennessee. His expertise in this area is essential to help patients reach their full recovery potential after surviving a brain injury. His compassion, combined with a commitment to excellence, made him a standout fit for VUMC.”

Plummer’s clinical interests range from spasticity management, lifestyle medicine and community reintegration for patients from across the full spectrum of sustained traumatic and acquired brain injuries. His research interest is in Return to Learn protocol in concussion management – and was the recipient of the inaugural Richard Adler Attorney at Law and Adler Giersch Law Firm endowed research fund for traumatic brain injury research in Seattle.

He is passionate about education and mentorship that spotlights how leadership and community outreach develop stronger networks for patients and providers alike.

“It’s been thrilling to put training into practice as faculty at VUMC,” said Plummer. “I am glad there is increased attention on both treatment modalities and long-term implications of living with a brain injury. I am excited to be a part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to expanding care to these patients.”

Plummer received his undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a graduate of The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Plummer completed residency at University of Texas Health in San Antonio.

He’s a member of Brain Injury Medicine Association, American Academy for Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation and the Academic Association of Physiatrist.

Patients can be referred to Dr. Plummer by calling Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, 615-322-0738.


VUMC is continually adding new faculty members who bring a wealth of clinical expertise, research talent and academic leadership to our institution. These individuals come from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, all of which support VUMC’s well-deserved reputation when it comes to providing the best, evidence-based care for our patients. Select new faculty will be introduced each month in MyVUMC, with the goal of fostering connections and collaborations with the new talent.