Ahmad Al Turk, MD

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine

    About me

    As Dr. Ahmad Al Turk matured into a physician, he learned the value of personal relationships with patients, and that a few words of encouragement can have a profound and positive impact on patients’ health. When words of encouragement are accompanied by action, the impact on one’s health becomes even greater. A wise mentor always tells his trainees to listen to their patients and to help them feel better. Whether it is through a procedural intervention, medical therapy, or mere reassurance that your heart is ok, his job is to make you feel better.

    After graduating from the American University of Beirut, Dr. Al Turk received training at four prestigious U.S. academic institutions including, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Tulane University School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Banner-University of Arizona. Training from different schools of thought helped Dr. Al Turk realize that there is no one right way that works all the time, but rather one right approach for one particular patient at a single point in time. Having trained under world leaders in the fields of Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease, he aims to bring these experiences and advanced procedural skills to your side in Springfield, IL.

    Dr. Al Turk says the road that is ahead of him continues to be inspired by the love and devotion for his family, and his life will always be sweetened by the words of his wife and the giggles of his son.

    Additional treatments:

    • Pulmonic Valve Disease 
    • Aortic Stenosis 
    • Mitral Stenosis 
    • Mitral Regurgitation 
    • Acute Pulmonary Embolism 
    • Chronic Pulmonary Embolism 
    • Congenital Heart Disease 
    • Atrial Septal Defect 
    • Patent Foramen Ovale 
    • Ventricular Septal Defect 
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Coronary Artery Disease


    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
    • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip device implantation)
    • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair
    • Aortic, Mitral and Pulmonic Valvuloplasty
    • Paravalvular Leak Closure
    • Paravalvular Pseudoaneurysm Repair
    • Transcatheter Electrosurgery
    • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
    • Alcohol Septal ablation
    • Pulmonary Embolism Percutaneous Thrombectomy
    • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) balloon angioplasty
    • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closure
    • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure
    • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) closure
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention



    Additional languages spoken


    Education & training

    Structural Heart Disease Specialist
    Interventional Cardiologist
    Board Certifications
    Interventional Cardiology
    General Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
    Nuclear Cardiology
    American Board of Echocardiography
    RPVI (registered physician in vascular interpretation)
    Medical School
    American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor of Science, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Internal Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Structural Heart Disease Fellowship, Banner-University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ


    2023 Michael Grossman Academic Excellence Day, Second Place Winner
    2022 Cardiovascular Research and Technology (CRT) 2022 Young Leader Award, Nominated
    2018 Best Teaching Resident Award, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Winner
    2017 Golden Apple Award, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Nominated
    2014 Graduated with Distinction, American University of Beirut
    2014 Penrose Award, American University of Beirut, Nominated
    2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society