Alexandra P. Turner, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery

Dr. Turner is a clinical associate professor of surgery in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Surgery Section of Abdominal Transplant Surgery.

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.


  • MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2004
  • BS: Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Junior Residency in General Surgery, 2004-2007
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Senior and Chief Residency in General Surgery, 2009-2011
Emory Affiliated Hospitals, 2004-2007
Emory Transplant Center, Abdominal Transplant Fellow, 2011-2013
Indiana University School of Medicine, Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery
Emory Transplant Center, Abdominal Transplant Fellow, 2007-2009
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, 2012