Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Mark Plunkett is a nationally recognized cardiac surgeon specializing in several different surgeries including thoracic surgery, congenital cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and pediatric surgeries. He has extensive experience dealing with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, and currently works as a pediatric heart surgeon at The Congenital Heart Center of the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
Dr. Mark Plunkett’s long standing reputation in the medical field sheds light on his dedication and passion for his career. He has spent over 24 years studying medicine, attending the most prestigious universities for medicine in the nation to complete rigorous resident and fellowship programs, and working for the most nationally recognized hospitals in the country. In 1978, Dr. Mark Plunkett began his medical education at Duke University, where he received his bachelor of science degree in biology. He graduated four years later in 1982, and immediately enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He graduated four years later, obtaining his doctoral degree in medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery. Shortly after completing his residency, he returned to Duke University, where he started his Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery. After moving and enrolling at a different hospital, Dr. Mark Plunkett completed his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center in 1996.
Dr. Mark Plunkett is board certified in Thoracic Surgery ABTS and Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery ABTS. Throughout his medical training and education in fellowships, degrees, and specialties, Dr. Plunkett also held superior titles at various high-ranking institutions, medical centers, and hospitals including the University of Minnesota, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Children’s Hospital of Illinois OSF Healthcare, and Duke University Medical Center.
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