About Meghan Turner
Dr. Turner specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic skull base and robotic surgery, and has authored book chapters and articles about these techniques. She provides individualized patient care that is tailored to their disease.
- MD, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, 2010
- BA, University of Virginia, 2005
- Turner MT, Byrd JK, Ferris RL. “Current Role of Surgery in the Management of Oropharyngeal Cancer.” J Oncol Pract. 2016. Nov;12(11):1176-1183. PMID: 27858544.
- Rowan NR, Turner MT, Valappil B, Fernandez-Miranda J, Wang EW, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH. Injury of the Carotid Artery during Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery: Surveys of Skull Base Surgeons. J Neurol Surg B. Skull Base. November 6, 2017. E-first.
- Turner, MT, Holsinger FC, and Ferris, RL. “Transoral robotic surgery: Advances and Applications.” Head and Neck Cancer: Evidence-based Treatment. Springer Publishers. Submitted for publication October, 2017.
- Turner MT and Johnson JT. “Horizontal Partial Laryngectomy.” Operative Otolaryngology, 3rd Ed. Elsevier. September, 2017.
- Turner MT and Ferris RL. “Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy.” Myers’ Operative Otolaryngology, 3rd Ed. Elsevier. September, 2017
- Geltzeiler M, Doerfler S, Turner M, Albergotti WG, Kubik M, Kim S, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U. “Transoral Robotic Surgery for Cervical Unknown Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Updates on Efficacy, Surgical Technique, and Margin Status.” Oral Oncol. 2017. Mar; 66:-9-13. PMID: 28249654.
2016 T32 Grant: 5T32CA060397-22
2015 NYU Kelvin Lee, MD Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, 2015
2009 VCU School of Medicine Teaching Award in Head and Neck Anatomy
2008 National Pathology Honors Society
2006 Pfizer Global Health Scholar Award, University of Virginia Center for Global Health
2005 Graduated with Highest Distinction, University of Virginia Distinguished Majors Program
2001-2005 Fary Memorial Scholarship
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About Meghan Turner
Meghan T. Turner, MD is a head and neck/skull base surgeon in the West Virginia Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques including endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery and robotic head and neck surgery.
Dr. Turner is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. She is a Virginia native and attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate studies. She then went on to obtain her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. She completed her residency in otolaryngology at New York University School of Medicine in Manhattan followed by two fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in advanced head and neck surgical oncology and in open and endoscopic skull base surgery.
Dr. Turner is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, and the North American Skull Base Society. She is the author of several book chapters, journal articles, and online video publications on open, endoscopic, and robotic techniques for the management of head and neck tumors and skull base pathology.
Dr. Turner’s research interests lie in studying disease outcomes of novel techniques in treatment of tumors and other pathology involving the skull base and head and neck with the goal to advance individualized patient care that can be best tailored to their disease. Her areas of clinical interest include tumors and other conditions of the skull base, sinonasal tumors, orbital tumors, and cancer of the head and neck region for adult and pediatric populations. Specific pathologies include squamous cell carcinoma, oropharyngeal cancer, HPV-related tumors, nasopharyngeal cancer, EBV-related tumors, adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, meningioma, craniopharyngioma, pituitary adenoma, hemangiopericytoma, esthesioneuroblastoma/ olfactory neuroblastoma, sarcomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and other benign skull base pathologies like cerebrospinal fluid leak, fibrous dysplasia, and schwannomas.
Patient Care Information
- Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
New York University School of Medicine, 2015
Fellowship, Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017
Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016