Dr. Mark Plunkett began his professional education and medical career over 30 years ago with a B.S in Biology from Duke University. He then received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Following medical school he completed his surgical training in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. In addition he completed a tenth year of sub-specialty training in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac surgery at UCLA Medical Center and the Mattel Children's Hospital. He has held faculty positions in heart surgery at the University of Illinois, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota and at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Plunkett is currently a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois and a Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Illinois Congenital Heart Center.
He is board certified by the ABTS in Cardiothoracic Surgery and is one of 160 Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgeons in the U.S who are currently board certified in Congenital Heart Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Industry Expertise (1)
Areas of Expertise (3)
University of California, Los Angeles: Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Residency Program 1996
Duke University: Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency 1995
Duke University: General Surgery Residency Program 1993
UNC Chapel Hill: Doctor of Medicine, Medicine 1986
Duke University: Bachelor of Science, Biology 1982
- University of Illinois
- Duke University
- UNC School Of Medicine
Throughout his over 20 years of experience in professional medicine, Dr. Mark Plunkett has earned membership in a number of medical societies and associations. One of these major groups is the American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association is an advocacy group for physicians with a mission to “promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The AMA is comprised of physicians like Dr. Mark Plunkett and medical students, and is involved in numerous areas of the healthcare industry. The stated benefits of the organization include access to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), large networking opportunities, a career planning guide for the students, a research symposium for residents, and the ability for physicians to eventually help influence healthcare policy in the United States.