Experience and Expertise
Mark Turco, M.D., FACC, is the Global Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development for Sirtex. With more than three decades of experience as a board-certified interventional cardiologist, clinical researcher, healthcare executive and innovationist, Mark serves as the company’s principal medical expert and corporate leader of medical and clinical affairs. He is also responsible for continuing to develop the strategic vision for Sirtex’s clinical trial portfolio and building out the company’s R&D function.
Prior to joining Sirtex in June 2020, Mark served as Chief Innovation and Corporate Outreach Officer for the University of Pennsylvania. Before that role, Mark was the Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Medtronic’s Aortic, Peripheral & Vascular Divisions, where he led a large team responsible for clinical, health economics, and physician training. Prior to Medtronic, Mark served as Director of The Center for Cardiac & Vascular Research at Washington Adventist Hospital, where he led a cardiovascular translational research center and worked as the principal investigator on large-scale medical device and pharmaceutical trials.
Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate of medicine from George Washington University. He then completed his residency in general internal medicine from George Washington University Medical Center in Washington D.C., followed by a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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