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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

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Publications

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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Prabhu, Neel K., Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Commentary: Don't leave patients to their own devices: Consider long-term complications after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure.” Jtcvs Tech 7 (June 2021): 242–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.02.015.

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Andersen, Nicholas D., Gregory M. Sturgeon, Piers C. A. Barker, and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: Inspection of 3-dimensional rendered hearts will become the standard of care before complex congenital heart surgery.” Jtcvs Tech 7 (June 2021): 204–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.02.037.

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Kuravi, Kasinath V., Lori T. Sorrells, Joseph R. Nellis, Farzana Rahman, Anneke H. Walters, Robert G. Matheny, Shailesh K. Choudhary, et al. “Allergic response to medical products in patients with alpha-gal syndrome.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, April 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.100.

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Andersen, Nicholas D., Douglas M. Overbey, and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: Mechanical circulatory support for the failing Glenn circulation: Keep all options on the table and don't give up.” Jtcvs Tech 6 (April 2021): 149–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.010.

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Nellis, Joseph R., Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Commentary: Minimally invasive pulmonary valve replacement and the adoption curve for novel techniques.” Jtcvs Tech 6 (April 2021): 130–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.030.

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