Kati Turner, MD, MPH
Undergraduate School: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Graduate School: MPH from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi
Medical School: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Why did you choose Wash U for residency?
After interviewing at WashU, I was confident that the faculty, residents, and resources here would give me the support I needed to develop into the clinician I aspire to be. It was clear that our values aligned on medical education, advocacy, scholarship, and patient care. I knew I’d feel at home while being pushed to reach my full potential.
What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I fell in love with the WashU community on my interview day and am so excited about training alongside our incredible resident family!
What are your career goals/interests?
By the end of my residency, I hope to be a phenomenal surgeon, an excellent clinical educator, a valuable contributor to the medical literature, and a fierce advocate for my patients. I love surgical education and working with medical students, and care deeply about community-based research and access to care.
Currently have any fellowship plans after residency?
I hope to do a fellowship in gynecologic oncology and would love to pair that training with palliative care fellowship as well!
Awards & Honors
University of Colorado Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award COPIC Patient Safety Scholarship: $10,000 scholarship awarded to support research in patient safety Best in Area: Education, Healthcare, and Public Health awarded at the University of Colorado 33rd Annual Student Research Forum University of Colorado Department of Medicine DREAM Program Summer Research Fellowship: $3,000 stipend awarded to support 8 weeks of research Excellence in Evidence-Based Medicine: awarded to top 8% of students for performance in evidence-based medicine curriculum DaVita Core Value Award for Continuous Improvement
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
What do you do outside of work?
I love to play outside! I ride my bike everywhere and love trail running. I also do an extraordinary amount of reading, like taking on baking challenges, and make my own yogurt.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
In sixth grade, I went to school at the zoo! Until medical school, it was the academic highlight of my life. I got to work as a junior zoo keeper for two weeks and learned how to survive a night in the woods with a sheet of plastic and some ropes.