Mark A. Turco, MD, is an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Turco treats complex coronary and peripheral arterial disease patients and is experienced in interventional therapies for the treatment of adult congenital abnormalities. He is the Director of the Center of Cardiac & Vascular Research at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Maryland. He has significant experience in clinical trial research with areas of interest including, acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology drugs and devices, and myocardial infarction. He has helped develop medical simulation course software for carotid intervention and complex coronary intervention and is well published in the field of cardiovascular care. Dr. Turco has played a pivotal role in the development of several medical devices currently being utilized in the field of vascular closure and embolic protection. He was the National Principal! Investigator for the TAXUS ATLAS Trial evaluating the TAXUS Liberté stent. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate. Dr. Turco is Advocacy Chair for the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Turco is a Philadelphia native who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree and Internal Medicine training at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. His Cardiology training was received at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Turco is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.