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As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Mark Plunkett performs sophistocated surgical procedures to treat heart conditions & defects in patients near Peoria, IL.


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Children's Hospital of Illinois - Congenital Heart Center  

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Yes, Dr. Mark Plunkett is accepting new patients at this office.


(309) 655-3410


420 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Suite 301, Peoria, IL 61603

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Cardiac Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery & Pediatric Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Cardiac Surgery
Health System OSF Healthcare
Hospital Affiliation
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Languages Spoken English

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Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • Dearborn National
  • Delta Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • Self-pay
  • United Healthcare

About Dr. Plunkett
Dr. Plunkett



Dr. Mark Plunkett received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Medical Degree the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He completed his residency training in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.  In addition, he  completed subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Transplantation at UCLA Medical Center and the Mattel Children's Hospital. In  1999, Dr. Plunkett joined  the full-time faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA.  He later served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the UK School of Medicine and was director of pediatric cardiac surgery.  His clinical focus is Pediatric and Neonatal Cardiac Surgery.

He is currently Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Illinois and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Dr. Plunkett is actively involved in local and national committees and editorial boards.   His work is widely published, and he has been recognized with various honors and teaching awards. 

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the ABTS and is one of 160 board certified Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgeons in the U.S.

His current research focuses on the use of 3-D Modelling in the surgical repair of complex congenital heart defects.


Conditions Treated 

  • Congenital Heart Defects

Services & Procedures

  • Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Defects

Special Interests  

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Cardiac Support
  • Neonatal Heart Surgery
  • Pediatric Heart Surgery

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Duke University Medical CenterDurham, NC
    Residency in General Surgery • 1986 - 1993

  • Duke University Medical CenterDurham, NC
    Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery • 1993 - 1995


  • UCLA Medical CenterLos Angeles, California
    Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery • 1995 - 1996


Hospital Affiliations

  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English
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