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Dr. Mark Plunkett

Dr. Mark Plunkett

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Congenital Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Illinois
420 N E Glen Oak Ave, Suite 301
Peoria, IL  61603
United States
818-970-6795 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Duke University: B.S. 1982
University of North Carolina: M.D. 1986
Duke University General Surgery Residency 1986-93
Duke University Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency 1993-95
UCLA Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship 1995-96
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois 1996-1999
Associate Professor of Surgery, UCLA, Mattel Children's Hospital 1999-2008
Associate Professor of Surgery, Univ of Kentucky Children's Hospital 2008-2012
Associate Professor of Surgery, Univ of Minnesota Children's Hospital 2012-2014
Professor of Surgery, Univ of Illinois College of Medicine 2014-present

Other Interests

Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
Tricuspid, Mitral and Aortic Valve Repair


Use of 3-D Modelling in the surgical evaluation and repair of congenital heart defects.

Use of Virtual Reality Imaging in Congenital Heart Surgery

Clinical Outcomes Research in Congenital Heart Surgery



Practice Areas

  • Congenital
  • Valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Congenital
  • Single ventricle and palliative procedures
  • Pulmonary and systemic venous anomalies
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Great vessels