Gynecologist Ralph J. Turner, MD, joins UTHSCT
Friday, September 4, 2009
Gynecologist Ralph J. Turner, MD, recently joined the Women’s Wellness Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Turner is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a certified physician executive of the American College of Physician Executives.
Before joining UTHSCT, he was a physician with Stacy R. Stephens, MD, Ralph J. Turner, MD, and Associates, PA, a private medical group practice in Plano and Dallas, Texas, for 23 years.
Dr. Turner also practiced at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and Dallas.
In addition, he was chairman of the board and president of Genesis Physicians Group, the 1,200-member independent physician association, from 1997 to 2002.
Since 2001, he has been the executive director of the Foundation of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparascopists, the charitable foundation that advances minimally invasive gynecology worldwide.
Dr. Turner completed internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
He has special interests in urogynecology – the treatment of women with pelvic, bowel, or bladder control problems – as well as advanced gynecological and laparascopic surgery, and menopausal health.
For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.