Dr. Mark Plunkett is known in the medical community for his 24+ years in medicine, his work as an esteemed Pediatric Heart Surgeon, his tireless participation in philanthropic work, and his “heart in a box” breakthrough in medicine science.
For over 20 years, Dr. Mark Plunkett has steadily built a career of impressive specialties, training, experiences, and missions for the underserved. He is a man of many hats: heart surgeon, medical school scholar, and philanthropist to name just three
At present, Dr. Plunkett is a leading Heart Surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the University of Illinois in Peoria, IL. Over his extensive years in medical training and residency, Dr. Plunkett has gained a long list of medical specialties that he is now qualified to perform. These specialties include: Pediatric Cardiology Transplant Surgery, Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, and Transplant Surgery.
Dr. Plunkett began his journey towards esteemed Pediatric and Heart Surgeon by gaining medical training and professional accreditation from some of the country’s finest and well-respected medical institutions to include: UCLA School of Medicine and Duke University. He received a BS in Biology from Duke University, a Degree in Medicine from the University of North Carolina and then completed his residency in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University. He completed specialty training in Pediatric Heart Surgery at UCLA. In the past 24 years, Dr. Plunkett has also won multiple awards in his specialties, in science and research, and from the medical community-all founded upon an incredible medical education and the perseverance only a scholar could obtain.
Dr. Mark Plunkett, Philanthropist
Though less well-known, Dr. Plunkett has also been actively participating in various charities and international missions over the length of his career, donating his time, medical expertise, and passion towards offering medical help, heart surgery, and the like to under served nations and populations.