Dr. Mark Plunkett

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Mark D. Plunkett, MD is a Pediatric Heart Surgeon at The Congenital Heart Center Children's Hospital of Illinois, with over 24 years of medical experience from both his extensive education from Duke University, UCLA, and the University of North Carolina; and also, from his many years of hands-on, tremendous work with patients in private practice at world-renowned medical centers and hospitals around the country. Dr. Plunkett is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis, MN as a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon. Aside from his thorough professional career accreditations and awards, Mark Plunkett is also known for his public stand on the latest technology in organ transplant, the “heart-in-the-box” organ transportation box, set to revolutionize heart transplant and organ donor procedure in the medical community.

Mark Plunkett received his B.S. in Biology from Duke University, and then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina directly after. Next, came a residency at UCLA Medical School in General Surgery, which was then followed by a long list of impressive fellowships and accreditations in various specialties. Mark D. Plunkett, to date, practices the following medical specialties: Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.

Below is just a short list of the impressive work completed by Dr. Mark Plunkett throughout his professional medical career, some carried out while in intensive medical training:
University of Minnesota
Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon, 2014 - present
Associate Professor of Surgery, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon, 1999 - 2008
Associate Professor of Surgery
Children's Hospital of Illinois OSF Healthcare
Pediatric and Adult Heart Surgeon, 1996 - 1999
Associate Professor of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Pediatric and Adult Heart Surgeon, 1995 - 1996
Assistant Prof

  • Work
    • Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon
  • Education
    • Duke University
    • University of North Carolina
    • University of California Los Angeles