Cardiothoracic Surgery

Joseph W. Turek, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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MD, Medicine , University of Illinois
Illinois Math and Science Academy
BA, Biochemistry , Northwestern University
PhD, Pharmacology , University of Illinois

Residency, Duke University
Residency, Congenital Heart Surgery , Texas Children's Hospital
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery , Duke University
Fellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Licensure and Certifications

License Iowa Board of Medicine (Active)
License New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners (Inactive)
License North Carolina Medical Board (Inactive)
License Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine (Inactive)
License Texas Medical Board (Inactive)
Certified American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified American Board of Surgery
EXCOR'" Certification  Berlin Heart
Thoracic Endoprosthesis Certification GORE TAG®
Certified Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Research Summary

Clinical projects for Dr. Turek include: beating heart Norwood operation, minimally invasive anomalous coronary artery repair, ECMO initiation Kaizen, influence of bovine aortic arch on re-coarctation.

Dr. Turek's basic science research interest focuses on multi-level interactions between calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II and transient receptor potential vanilloid I regulate oxidation-mediated aortic aneurysm progression in Marfan syndrome.

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23