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Joel A. Turner, MD

General Surgery

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

To schedule an appointment, call: 443-849-4800
General Surgery - Finney Trimble at GBMC
General Surgery - Finney Trimble at GBMC
Pavilion East
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Gender: Male
Medical School:University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency:University of Maryland Medical System
Fellowship:University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Turner has lived in Baltimore for over 35 years and received his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital. In addition, he obtained further training in advanced laparoscopic procedures during his fellowship, also at the University of Maryland Hospital. During residency and fellowship he was exposed to a broad range of advanced laparoscopic procedures involving solid organs (spleen, kidney, adrenal) as well as hollow organs (stomach, small bowel, large bowel). In addition, he received extensive training in endocrine surgery from one of the states busiest endocrine surgeons, Dr. William Scovill.

Dr. Turner has been a member of the GBMC community since 1999. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the department of surgery as well as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery.

His practice specializes in endocrine and advanced laparoscopic procedures (Nissen Fundoplication, Heller Myotomy, ventral hernia repair) as well as general surgery. He has extensive experience in endocrine surgery (thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy) having performed over 1700 endocrine cases while at GBMC. Dr. Turner is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and is an active member in the American College of Surgeons and the society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Turner is married to Dr. Jennifer Heller and has one daughter, Hannah. He not only enjoys surgery but is also an avid hiker and biker.

Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor (from 2011 on):

General Surgery - Finney Trimble at GBMC
Pavilion East
6565 N. Charles St.
Suite 501
Towson, MD 21204
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Call: 443-849-4800
Call: 443-849-4800
Mon - Fri: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Dr. Turner went above & beyond my expectations.
Dr. Turner was very attentive during my office visits and ensured I was okay explaining everything right before my procedure - My husband was very impressed with Dr. Turner and his updates regarding my procedure -
Dr. Turner is the best. I put off surgery for 8 yrs. until I met him.
Was so appreciative of the providers concern, attention, and overall explanation of my case, and how it would be treated, including the after procedure advise and care on my behalf.
Dr. Turner is the best doctor I've ever been seen by, bar none!
Like Dr Turner very much.
Dr. Joel Turner was thorough and I felt comfortable communicating with him.
Dr. Turner was the bomb.com I'd see him again for any surgery need.
Relatively abrupt, short.
This was my first visit to this provider and I felt at though I was being looked down on. His notes stated that I was a bad historian because I didn't remember events from 10 years ago. I had had a very bad week and neglected to take my records with me so I did not have his answers on the top of my head. He could have been a little more considerate.
The surgery is scheduled but I really wish it would be performed by someone else.
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