Achievement Award - Patricia L. Turner, MD ’96, MBA, FACS

Patricia Turner.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Patricia L. Turner, MD ’96, MBA, FACS, continued her training as an intern and resident in surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She completed fellowship training in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine and Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. Her MBA was completed at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Turner previously served as director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and before joining the ACS, she spent eight years in full-time academic practice on the University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty, where she directed the surgery residency program.

Her roles in national professional organizations or institutions include serving as member of the boards of directors of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and OceanFirst Bank, corporate member CEO of The Joint Commission and member of the Specialty Societies CEO Coalition. She also has served as chair of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons Foundation Fund; past chair of the ACS’s Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, AMA Council on Medical Education, and Surgical Section of the National Medical Association (NMA); past president of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and past member of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Board of Directors.

Turner is board certified in surgery, is a fellow of the ACS and member of the American Surgical Association, AMA, NMA, Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society of University Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons and Latino Surgical Society, and is an honorary member of EAST, the Excelsior Surgical Society, and Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia.