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Joseph W Turek, MD, PhD, MBA

Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Office: 2301 Erwin Road, DUMC 3474, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Dumc3474, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Congenital Heart Surgery Fellow, Department Of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010 - 2011
  • Congenital Heart Surgery Resident, Department Of Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, 2010 - 2010
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, Department Of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2010
  • General Surgery Resident, Department Of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2007
  • M.B.A., Duke University, 2020
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2002
  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2002
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1994

In the News

Publications

Vekstein, Andrew M., Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Commentary: Cardiosphere-derived exosomes for single-ventricle heart disease: Are some of the parts greater than the whole?” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 3 (September 2021): 990–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.08.033.

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Kang, Lillian, Nicholas D. Andersen, and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: Connecting the dots: Coronary artery development as a combination of vasculogenesis and angiogenesis.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, August 14, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.08.026.

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Meza, James M., Joseph R. Nellis, J Scott Rankin, Ryan M. Wolsky, Vinay Badhwar, G Chad Hughes, and Joseph W. Turek. “Complex Repair of a Completely Fused Nullicuspid Aortic Valve Late in Adolescence.” World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg, August 5, 2021, 21501351211017856. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501351211017854.

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Nellis, Joseph R., Nicolas D. Drysdale, Megan A. Evans, Alyssa C. Habermann, James M. Meza, Nicholas D. Andersen, Mani A. Daneshmand, and Joseph W. Turek. “Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery Repair Through an Anterior Minithoracotomy.” Innovations (Phila), August 1, 2021, 15569845211031540. https://doi.org/10.1177/15569845211031541.

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Overbey, Douglas M., Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Commentary: Trisomies and tribulations: Don't get blindsided by pulmonary complications after pediatric heart surgery.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 1 (July 2021): 250–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.09.052.

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Prabhu, Neel K., Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Sustained Total All-Region (STAR) perfusion for Norwood reconstruction with complex intracardiac repair.” Perfusion 36, no. 5 (July 2021): 532–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120954382.

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Serfas, John D., Dylan Thibault, Nicholas D. Andersen, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Marshall L. Jacobs, Richard A. Krasuski, Andrew J. Lodge, Joseph W. Turek, and Kevin D. Hill. “The Evolving Surgical Burden of Fontan Failure: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.” Ann Thorac Surg 112, no. 1 (July 2021): 179–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.174.

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Prabhu, Neel K., Alexander Zhu, James M. Meza, Kevin D. Hill, Gregory A. Fleming, Reid C. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Lodge, Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Transition to Ductal Stenting for Single Ventricle Patients Led to Improved Survival: An Institutional Case Series.” World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 12, no. 4 (July 2021): 518–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501351211007808.

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Nellis, Joseph R., Mohammed K. Alsarraj, Jude S. Sauer, Jacob A. Klapper, Salim F. Idriss, and Joseph W. Turek. “A minimally invasive approach for atrial and ventricular sew-on epicardial lead placement.” Jtcvs Tech 7 (June 2021): 245–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.02.025.

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Rankin, J. S., L. M. Wei, R. S. Downey, M. S. Si, M. W. Gerdisch, J. P. Kupferschmid, J. N. Baker, et al. “Aortic Valve Repair Using Geometric Ring Annuloplasty.” Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 26, no. 2 (June 1, 2021): 173–88. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.optechstcvs.2020.11.008.

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