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Scott A. Turner, MD, FACS

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Assistant Professor, Surgery

Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Implementation, organization, and supervision of the SCC fellowship program, Surgery

Director of Education, Division of Acute Care Surgery, SOM-Kansas City, Surgery

Professional Background

Scott Turner was born and raised in Rochester, MN. He completed both his undergraduate and medical degree at Creighton University in Omaha NE. He then moved down to Kansas City to complete his general surgery training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He subsequently completed a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison WI. In August of 2018, Dr. Turner joined the University of Kansas Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Surgery where he currently works with the division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. His interests lie in emergency general/trauma surgery.

Education and Training
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • BS, Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma Instructor, American College of Surgeons
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor , American College of Surgeons
  • Physician License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Stop the Bleed Instructor, American College of Surgeons
Professional Affiliations
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Medical Association, American Medical Association, Member, 2012 - Present

  • Rendell, Marc, Turner, Scott, Thompson, Shawn . 2011. Skin blood flow abnormalities in diabetic dermopathy
  • Rendell, Marc, Hillman, Dustin, Turner, Scott , Bergren, Dale. 2012. The effect of vasoactive agents on post-pressure hyperemia
  • Fitzgibbons, Robert, Ramanan, Bala, Turner, Scott. 2013. Long-term results of a randomized controlled trial of an non-operative strategy (watchful waiting) for men with minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias. Annals of Surgery
  • Agarwal, Suresh, Haines, Krista, Jung, Hee Soo, Turner, Scott, Zens, Tiffany. 2017. Barriers to hospice care in trauma patients: The disparities in end of life care
  • Scarborough, John, Turner, Scott, Jung, Hee Soo. 2019. Utilization of a specimen retrieval bag during laparoscopic appendectomy for both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis is not associated with a decrease in postoperative surgical site infection rates. Surgery