Project Description

David Turer, MD


Dr. Turer was born and raised outside of Baltimore, MD. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan where he studied peripheral nerve regeneration. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati and then completed this general surgery residency at the University of Michigan. Currently, he is an independent resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Why Pitt?

Dr. Turer was drawn to Pitt by its reputation of training leaders in the field and for a wide variety of research opportunities.


  • ABSITE Performance Award (2013, 2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Cincinnati (2011)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Purdue University (2005)
  • Eaton Award for Design Excellence, Purdue University (2004)


Turer D, DeCarlo R. Robust and Retunable State Realizations of Transfer Functions with Known Poles and Zeros. Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, 2010. vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 795-813.

Turer D, Gray B, Raghavendran K. Fulminant Nocardia Colitis: A Case Report.Surgical Infections Case Reports, 2016. Vol. 1, no. 1, pp 69-71.

Turer D, Koch K, Koelling T, Wu A, Pagani F, Haft J. Comparing Ventricular Unloading of Left Ventricular Assist Devices. ASAIO Journal, 2016. Vol 62, no. 6, pp 652-656.

Barret M, Turer D, Stoll H, Hughes D, Sandhu G. In Search of a Resident-Centered Handoff Tool: Discovering the Complexity of Transitions of Care. The American Journal of Surgery, 2017.