Dr. Mark Plunkett is a renowned Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon, and currently works as a Visiting Professor of Surgery at The University of Illinois College of Medicine and as a Pediatric Heart Surgeon at The Congenital Heart Center Children’s Hospital of Illinois. With over 24 years in the medical profession, Dr. Mark Plunkett has spent over 20 years studying and furthering the practice of medicine. He has worked in some of the finest institutions in the country, and offers a long list of medical specialties that he currently practices to include: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology Transplant Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, and Pulmonary Disease.
Dr. Mark Plunkett Education:
Dr. Mark Plunkett began his long and successful career in medicine with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University in 1982. Next came a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, in which he acquired with honors in 1986. Immediately after obtaining this degree, Dr. Mark Plunkett began his residency in General Surgery at Duke University Medical Center to be completed in 1993. From 1993-1995, Plunkett completed a fellowship, also at Duke University Medical Center, in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
While attending Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Mark Plunkett served as Pediatric and Adult Heart Surgeon from 1993-1995. From 1995-1996, he worked in the same capacity at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. From 1996-1999, Dr. Mark Plunkett worked successfully also as Pediatric and Adult Heart Surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois OSF Healthcare and also as Associate Professor of Surgery, and Assistant Professor of Surgery. Next, came Plunkett’s employment at Mattel Children’s Hospital of UCLA from 1999-2008, fulfilling two positions: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Mark Plunkett worked at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as Chief of Pediatric Heart Surgery. From 2014 to present, Dr. Mark Plunkett has worked tirelessly as Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.