Dr. Dennis Alan Turner MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Dennis Turner is a neurosurgeon in Durham, North Carolina and is affiliated with Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Turner accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota at Fairview
Residency, General Surgery, 1975–1976

University of Washington
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1976–1981

Indiana University School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified in Neurological Surgery

MN State Medical License
Active through 2014

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Nicotinamide pre-treatment ameliorates NAD(H) hyperoxidation and improves neuronal function after severe hypoxia.
Shetty, P. K.,Galeffi, F.,Turner, D. A.

Safety/feasibility of targeting the substantia nigra with AAV2-neurturin in Parkinson patients.
Bartus, R. T.,Baumann, T. L.,Siffert, J.,Herzog, C. D.,Alterman, R.,Boulis, N.,Turner, D. A.,Stacy, M.,Lang, A. E.,Lozano, A. M.,Olanow, C. W.

Improved efficacy of temporally non-regular deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.
Brocker, D. T.,Swan, B. D.,Turner, D. A.,Gross, R. E.,Tatter, S. B.,Koop, M. M.,Bronte-Stewart, H.,Grill, W. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • BCBS Wyoming BlueChoice Personal
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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