Patricia L. Turner, MD

General Surgery, Surgery | More

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


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

  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Howard University Hospital


  • Howard University Hospital


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center/Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine, Columbia University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English