Patricia L. Turner, MD

General Surgery, Surgery | More

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained general surgeon with a particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery, including abdominal wall reconstruction, complex hernia repairs and diseases of the biliary and gastrointestinal tract.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Turner is a dedicated educator and commits a large part of her practice toward training and mentoring future surgeons. She is also an academic surgeon with special research interest in patient outcomes following various surgical procedures.


Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia & Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive & Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal & Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Surgical Infections
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Medical Education

  • Wake Forest School of Medicine


  • Howard University Hospital


  • Howard University Hospital


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center; Weill Cornell Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of University Surgeons
  • American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English