Alexandra Turner, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of surgery in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Section of Abdominal Transplant Surgery.
Dr. Turner attended Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in molecular biology. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed general surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine. During her clinical training, she completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship in transplant immunology at the Emory Transplant Center under the mentorship of Dr. Christian Larsen and Dr. Allan Kirk. Dr. Turner subsequently completed her abdominal transplant fellowship at the Emory Transplant Center. Dually trained in abdominal transplant surgery and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery, she completed her HPB fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Turner specializes in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation as well as pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery. Her research has focused on novel co-stimulation blockade-based immunosuppression regimens and the context-dependent role of rapamycin in determining the immune response. Her work has been published in high impact journals including Nature and Nature Medicine.
Novel co-stimulation blockade-based immunosuppression regimens and the context-dependent role of rapamycin in determining the immune response