Dr. Thomas Turner
Visiting Associate Professor, Orthopedics
Dr. Tom Turner has more than 40 years of veterinary surgical experience with national and international recognition in orthopedics, notably in fracture fixation, joint reconstruction and total joint replacement.
He has more than 240 publications, book chapters, and abstracts that have been presented in numerous scientific meetings and in peer reviewed publications. He has been a member of the foremost orthopedic research group at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for more than 40 years.
Dr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree at Huntingdon University in Montgomery, Ala., then the DVM at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency at the Ohio State University in small animal surgery.
Some areas of his research are fracture fixation, bone healing, bone response to implants, bone graft and graft substitutes, total joint replacement, and the effects of cemented and cementless fixation on bone. These studies have lead to contributions in human and veterinary orthopedics, as well as innovations in fracture treatment and pioneering developments for canine total hip and total stifle replacements.