Patricia J.F. Turner, M.D.

Patricia J.F. Turner M.D. Physician


Dr. Turner joined Southern Maryland Orthopaedics division in 2008.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She continued her education in engineering at the University of Maryland, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. She developed an interest in orthopaedic surgery as a result of her involvement in research conducted jointly by orthopaedic surgeons and engineers at the University of Maryland. She subsequently began her medical training at the Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Maryland.

Following residency, Dr. Turner served six years as an orthopaedic surgeon with the U.S. Navy. She has been stationed at multiple duty stations including Puerto Rico, Portsmouth, Virginia and Naples, Italy. She also deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Marines in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  During her tenure as a Naval officer, Dr. Turner did extensive work in foot and ankle surgery and was involved in the teaching and training of orthopaedic residents.

After leaving the Navy, Dr. Turner completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. This fellowship allowed her to gain additional expertise in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as advanced training in Foot and Ankle surgery.

Areas Of Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgery


Arthroscopic Surgery


Hip, Knee and Shoulder



General Orthopaedic Surgery

Adult Reconstruction

Joint Replacement

Foot and Ankle

Medical Degree

Chicago Medical School; Chicago, IL


University of Maryland Medical System; Baltimore, MD


Union Memorial Hospital; Baltimore, MD


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American College of Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Major Accomplishments

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Hospital Affiliations

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital