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Matthew Turner, MD, PhD

Specialty: Dermatology

 

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

Internship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

Residency: Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati         

                      Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine 

 

Fellowship: Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine

 

After graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Microbiology, Dr. Turner entered the Physician-Scientist Training Program at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. and Ph.D. He then continued his training at the University of Cincinnati where he completed his medical internship and two years of dermatology residency, after which he transferred to the Department of Dermatology at Indiana University where he completed his dermatology residency and a dermatology research fellowship. Dr. Turner joined the faculty in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. As a physician, Dr. Turner primarily  cares for patients at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Dr. Turner is also a scientist whose research efforts are focused on better understanding how and why atopic dermatitis (i.e. atopic eczema) develops and identifying ways to improve treatment for this disease.

 

Dr. Turner is board-certified in dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Turner is a general dermatologist with a special interest in caring for patients with atopic dermatitis.

Clinical Interests
Dr. Turner is a general dermatologist practicing at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. He has a special interest in caring for patients with atopic dermatitis (e.g. atopic eczema).

Affiliations
IU Health Physicians
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Eskenazi Health

Hospitals
IU Health University
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Practice Locations
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

Accepting New Patients
N/A

Dr. Turner is trained as a physician and scientist. His research is focused on atopic dermatitis (e.g. atopic eczema). Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin disease that affects millions of children and adults. Disease is characterized by red scaly skin lesions and intense itch as well as secondary skin infections and an association with asthma and other allergic disorders.

 

Dr. Turner’s laboratory is involved with clinical and basic scientific research studies that are designed to better understand how and why atopic dermatitis develops. The ultimate goal of his research is to identify new and improved ways of treating this and other inflammatory diseases.

Turner M, DaSilva-Arnold S, West C, Sun L, Hall C, Bradish J, Kaplan M, Travers J, and Y Sun. Stat6 Mediated Keratitis and Blepharitis: a Novel Murine Model of Ocular Atopic Dermatitis. IOVS. 55:3803.

Turner MJ and B Zhou. 2014. A new itch to scratch for TSLP. Trends Immunol. In Press.

Turner MJ, DaSilva S, Yi Q, Mehrotra P, Kaplan MH, and Travers JB. 2013. Topical Application of a Vitamin D Analogue Exacerbates Atopic Dermatitis and Induces the Atopic Dermatitis-like Phenotype in Stat6VT mice. Pediatr Dermatol. 30:574

Turner MJ, Travers JB, Kaplan MH. 2012. T helper cell subsets in the development of atopic dermatitis. Invited review. J. Drugs Dermatol. 11:1174

Travers JB, Kozman A, Yao Y, Ming W, Yao W, Turner MJ, Kaplan MH, Mousdicas N, Haggstrom AN, Saha C. 2012. Treatment outcomes of secondarily impetiginized pediatric atopic dermatitis lesions and the role of oral antibiotics. Pediatr Dermatol. 29:289.

 


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