J. Francis Turner Jr., MD, Pulmonology, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee Medical Center

J. FrancisTurnerJr.MDFACP, FCCP, FCCM

Pulmonology Knoxville, TN

Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Pleural Disease, Thoracic Oncology

Professor of Medicine Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Senior Research Fellow National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment Las Vegas, NV

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Education & Training

  • Fitzsimons Army Medical CenterFellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1990 - 1992
  • VA Medical CenterFellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1989 - 1990
  • McLaren Regional Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1985
  • St. George's University School of Medicine
    St. George's University School of MedicineClass of 1981
  • College of St. ThomasB.A., 1974 - 1977
  • St. Olaf CollegeNo Degree, 1973 - 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2011 - 2022
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2009 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2004 - 2007
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2004 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Service Award, Ten Years of Dedicated Service 2007
  • Recognition Award for Distinguished Service on the e-Advisory Network American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), 2005
  • The Best Doctors in America Best Doctors, 2003
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Analysis of lung microbiome from patients undergoing bronchoscopy  
    Weiss GJ, Linhart M, Nader DA, Turner JF, Ross JB, Gregory C, Keim P, Harmon B, Barilla H, Pearson T, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Virtual Library, 1/1/2015
  • Spray Cryotherapy (SCT): Institutional evolution of techniques and clinical practice from early experience in the treatment of malignant airway disease  
    Browning R, Turner JF, Parrish S, J Thorac Dis, 1/1/2015
  • Calcified pulmonary nodules in a patient with Benign Giant-Cell Tumor of the Bone  
    Turner JF, Niu J, Cantu C, AOPM, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The Search for Cancer: Procedures in High Risk Patients; Elevated cardiac risk in patients undergoing bronchoscopy.
    Modi D, Dudney T, Turner JF, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Denver, CO, 1/1/2015
  • Upstaging of Lung Cancer – Use of endobronchial ultrasound in the prediction of T4 disease.
    Turner JF, Parrish S, Browning R, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Denver, CO, 1/1/2015
  • Stent and Freeze. Bronchoscopic spray cryotherapy (SCT) in palliative airway interventions. IP-P10-4.
    Parrish S, Carter C, Turner JF, Zarogoulidis P, Browning R, 18th World Congress for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology and World Congress for Bronchoesophagology, Kyoto, Japan, 1/13/2014
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  • Focus on Lung Cancer 
    Beaver Creek, CO - 1/28/2016
  • Interventional Pulmonology Innovative Techniques in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Diseases of the Lung 
    Beaver Creek, CO - 1/26/2016
  • Lung Cancer. Frankly Speaking About Cancer. 
    Knoxville, TN - 1/20/2015
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