Born and raised in Connecticut, Dr. Turner was a scholarship athlete prior to attending medical school. He completed his neurosurgery residency and fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Turner was recruited to join the MUSC faculty in 2008. He is currently Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of the Neuroscience Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence, Program Director of Neurosurgery Residency, and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program.
His clinical interests are related to stroke, brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysms, vascular malformation and complex spine disorders. He is active in teaching at the national level and has given numerous invited lectureships around the world. Recognized as an expert in cerebrovascular disease, his research interests are related to the development of innovative devices to treat cerebrovascular disorders.