Bob Turner has been caring for Albertans for nearly 40 years at the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta Hospital. A retired professor of Medicine and Oncology at the University of Alberta, he has lectured at leading national and international teaching facilities.
Dr. Turner attended McGill University, where he received his medical degree. He went on to training in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and then Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Working as an Alberta doctor has offered him a unique insight into the problems in our health care system and what needs to be done to ensure accessible, quality health care for everyone.
He was the 2007 Physician of the Year for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, has served as Director of Clinical Hematology at the University of Alberta Hospital, and as Medical Director of the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.
Dr. Turner has been happily married to his wife, Joan, for 38 years and together they have two children, Emily and Simon, and a four-year-old grandson. Dr. Turner and Joan continue to proudly call Edmonton home. He has been an active volunteer with the United Way of Alberta, various community leagues, parent councils with Edmonton Public Schools and the Edmonton Doctors Curling Club.
In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, curling, politics and travel.