Dr. Douglas Turner is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. Dr. Turner specializes in endocrine surgery. He is also affiliated the Baltimore VA Medical Center, where he is staff surgeon.
Dr. Turner received his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery at University of Michigan Hospitals, where he also served as administrative chief resident. Dr. Turner completed a fellowship in Critical Care Surgery, also at University of Michigan Hospitals and was awarded an NIH training fellowship in Surgical Gastroenterology. During his time at the University of Michigan, Dr. Turner received both the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Research Fellowship and the Milton J. Bryant/Margaret Arnold Research Award.
Dr. Turner’s clinical specialty is thyroid cancer and the treatment of hyperparathyroidism. He maintains an active research program, focused on the molecular mechanisms through which intestinal epithelial migration is regulated after wounding. He is the recipient of the Frederick Plugge Faculty Research Award, the C. James Carrico Faculty Research Fellowship through the American College of Surgeons, and a Research Career Development Award through the VA. He has authored or co-authored 16 peer-reviewed scientific papers and chapters.
Research investigates the molecular mechanisms through which intestinal epithelial migration is regulated after wounding.
Dr. Turner specialties include thyroid diseases, including thyroid cancer and treatment of hyperparathyroidism.
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