Dr. Mark Plunkett has worked tirelessly and passionately as a Surgeon for some of the most well-respected universities and medical associations for over 24 years, he has also found time to be heavily invested in and active in various charities and missions, using his extensive and highly specialized medical background.
Dr. Mark Plunkett currently holds a position as Heart Surgeon at the Amplatz Childrens Hospital at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, and is specialized in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Pediatric Cardiology Transplant Surgery, Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Disease, and Transplant Surgery. It is with this background that he has been a part of the following important philanthropic charities and missions.
Dr. Mark Plunkett regularly does work by going on mission trips for Corazon Con Esperanaza, or Hearts with Hope. Corazon Con Esperanza is based out of Los Angeles and directed by Dr. Juan Alejos. The mission of this non-profit, and why Dr. Plunkett is a regular contributor to their cause, is “to provide hope to orphaned children, at-risk teens and impoverished women of Northern Peru through the support of orphanages, schools, youth and women’s programs, short term mission trips and volunteer programs”.
Dr. Plunkett has also donated his time, medical expertise, and passion for helping others to the International Children’s’ Heart Foundation. The ICHF is based out of Memphis and directed by Dr. Bill Novick. Their mission “is to bring the skills, technology, and knowledge to cure and care for children with congenital heart disease in developing nations” (http://babyheart.org/about/ichf-mission-statement/).
Dr. Mark Plunkett, Camp Del Corazon
Dr. Plunkett has also been an integral participant in the charity/mission , Camp Del Corazon, a summer camp on Catalina Island for children with heart disease. This charity is based out of Los Angeles and is run by Lisa Knight RN, and Dr Kevin Shannon. Tom Arnold, actor/comedian and good friend of Dr. Plunkett, is also actively involved as a spokesperson for the summer camp. (http://www.campdelcorazon.org/)