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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

Andersen, Nicholas D., and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: Decision-making for right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit selection: Statistical models and clinical practice.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 5 (November 2021): 1334–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.01.018.

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Prabhu, Neel K., Nicholas D. Andersen, and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: One size fits some-additional pulmonary blood flow at the Glenn operation and patient-specific factors.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 5 (November 2021): 1359–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.01.082.

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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 12, no. 6 (November 2021): 790–93. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501351211017854.

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Sarathy, Srivats, Joseph W. Turek, Jian Chu, Aditya Badheka, Marco A. Nino, and M. L. Raghavan. “Flow Monitoring of ECMO Circuit for Detecting Oxygenator Obstructions.” Ann Biomed Eng, October 27, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-021-02878-w.

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Nellis, Joseph R., Mani A. Daneshmand, Jeffrey G. Gaca, Nicholas D. Andersen, John C. Haney, and Joseph W. Turek. “A single center experience with minimally invasive approaches in congenital cardiac surgery.” J Thorac Dis 13, no. 10 (October 2021): 5818–25. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-21-836.

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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) 16, no. 5 (September 2021): 480–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/15569845211031541.

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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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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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