IU cardiothoracic surgeon honored with named professorship
INDIANAPOLIS — Mark W. Turrentine, M.D., has been named the first John W. Brown Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He will retain his current title of professor of surgery.
Dr. Turrentine joined the IU School of Medicine in 1991 as an assistant professor of surgery. He was named an associate professor of surgery in 1998 and a professor of surgery in 2004. He has also served as the director of pediatric cardiac transplantation at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health since 1991. He currently is the interim chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Turrentine holds a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served an internship in general surgery at the University of Kansas, followed by residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Kansas and the IU School of Medicine. He also completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Texas Heart Institute and pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiac and pulmonary transplantation at the IU School of Medicine.
The John W. Brown Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery was established in 2013 by multiple donors in honor of the longtime chief of cardiothoracic surgery.