Joseph Turek, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, (view Academic Profile)

"Pediatric hearts are very different than adult hearts. A lot of the children we operate on are just a day or two old. There are a lot of tiny moving parts. This is very, very delicate work. It is very challenging work. I have to be able to use my experience and training to make critical intraoperative decisions."


Clinics


Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic surgery (Pediatric)
  • ECMO
  • ECMO (Pediatric)
  • Heart Transplant (Pediatric)

Education and Training

Degrees

  • MD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Residency

Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC

Fellowships

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA