The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Medicine

J. Francis Turner, Jr., MD

Professor
Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Research Focus

Lung cancer diagnosis and treatment remain the cornerstone of Dr. Turner's research efforts. Among other projects, Dr. Turner is examining the role of advanced imaging with use of specialized PET scans in an attempt to determine response to immune-oncologic treatment.

Clinical Focus

Lung Cancer and Interventional Pulmonology

Education

Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, 1981

Residency
Internal Medicine, McLaren General Hospital, Flint, MI, 1985

Fellowships
Pulmonary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1990
Pulmonary and Critical Care, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, 1992
Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Fellow/Critical Care Medicine Fellow, University of Maryland Medical Center; R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, 1995

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
International Consultant, Chinese Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology


Books and Book Chapters

Wang, KP, Mehta A, Turner JF (eds): Flexible Bronchoscopy, 3rd edition (Chinese translation). Hoboken: Blackwell Science, 2016.

Current Publications

Huang H, Seif MM, Ren J, Shi H, Shen X, Wang Q, Yang J, Zhang Y, Ning Y, Yang Y, Zarogoulidis P, Tsakiridis K, Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Turner JF, Michael S, Li Q, Freitag L, Fyntanidou V, Kosmidis C, Romanidis K, Oikonomou P, Sapalidis K, Bai C.
Endobronchial removal of the high-risk osseous foreign bodies with evaluation and planning by virtual navigation system. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2019;28:100952.

Livesay J, Biney I, Turner JF Jr.
Chylothorax and chylopericardium: A complication of long-term central venous catheter use. Case Reports in Pulmonology. 2019 Jul 11;2019:4908259. eCollection 2019.

Turner JF Jr, Patel V.
Blue nose sign: Critical care presentation of toxic ingestion. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Aug 15;200(4):510.

Jiang J, Zeng D, Wang C, Chen Y, Shen D, Mao J, Turner JF Jr., Huang J.
A pilot study of a novel through-the-scope self-expandable metallic airway stents delivery system in malignant central airway obstruction. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 2019 May 12;7828526. eCollection 2019.

Jiao Y, Rasnake MS, McCormack MT, Turner JF.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with infective endocarditis: A case report with literature review. IDCases. 2019;15:e00484.

Huang Z, Huang H, Ning Y, Han J, Shen Y, Shi H, Wang Q, Bai C, Li Q, Michael S, Zarogoulidis P, Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Konstantinou F, Turner JF, Koulouris C, Katsaounis A, Amaniti A, Mantalovas S, Pavlidis E, Giannakidis D, Passos I, Michalopoulos N, Kosmidis C, Mogoanta SS, Sapalidis K.
Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound assisted conventional transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of solitary peribronchial pulmonary lesion located in the segmental bronchi. Journal of Cancer. 2019;10(3):634-642.

Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Zarogoulidis P, Steinheimer M, Rupprecht H, Vogl T, Turner JF, Browning R, Tsakiridis K, Huang H.
A new Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) application for benign and malignant Pericardial Effusion (PE) aspiration: Transbronchial Pericardial Effusion Aspiration (TPEA) with a regular EBUS Transbronchial (TBNA) needle under apneic nasal jet-catheter ventilation. Journal of Biomedicine. 2016;1:9-25.

Current Presentations

Biney IN, Akhtar Y, Turner FJ, McKeown P, Soto FJ. Acute pulmonary embolism associated with a mobile right atrial thrombus managed by suction thrombectomy. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2019 Oct 19-23; New Orleans, LA.

Turner JF, Peeke J, Baveja S, Crook J, Dudney T. Incidental non-cardiac abnormalities found on cardiac CT for coronary calcium scoring. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.

Baveja S, Heidel E, Turner JF, Nodit L. Lymph nodes in lung cancer patients with granulomatous disease: To be or not to be metastasis. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.

Baveja S, Turner JF, Hanna WH, Dudney TD, Sneed G, Huang H, Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Zarogoulidis P.. Multilobar metastatic adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of the literature of digital papillary eccrine adenocarcinoma presenting with hypoxic respiratory failure. Presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung Cancer (Invited Lecture); 2018 Sep 26; Toronto, Canada.

Boulos M, Turner J, Heidel E, Rogers B, Findeiss L, Gaines T. Acute submassive hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism triage and outcomes. Presented at 48th Annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 17-20; San Diego, CA.

Kozlovski C, Attia S, Turner J. Rasburicase-induced methemoglobinemia. Presented at 48th Annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 17-20; San Diego, CA.

Biney IN, Branca P, Turner FJ, Callison J, McCormack M, Soto FJ. Comparison of cytologic examination of bronchial washing samples vs. bronchial brushing in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2018 Oct 6-10; San Antonio, TX.

Turner JF. Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, chylothorax, and chylopericardium: A rarely reported finding in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Presented at Chest Foundation Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 28 - Nov 1; Toronto, Canada.

Turner JF. Edge of interventional pulmonology and pulmonary critical care medicine: Training program for China. Presented at Chinese Endoscopist Association (Invited Lecture); 2017 Nov 18; Suzhou, China.

Turner JF. Bronchoscopic management for malignant central airway obstruction. Presented at Shanghai Interventional Pulmonary Association (Invited Lecture); 2017 Nov 17; Shanghai, China.

Turner JF. Focus on lung cancer. Presented at Laughlin Memorial Hospital (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 9; Greeneville, TN.

Turner JF. Why and how should I screen for lung cancer? Presented at Flying Physicians Association, Inc. 2017 Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jun 3-6; Knoxville, TN.

Angotti JA, Singh A, Turner JF, Callison C, Schriver E, Dudney T. Reviving the dying art: A case of pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosed on physical exam. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2017 May 19-24; Washington D.C., DC.

Turner JF. The development and current situation of interventional pulmonology in Europe and America. Presented at First Oriental Congress of Respiratory Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2017 Apr 27-30; Shanghai, China.

Turner JF. Interventional pulmonology: Innovative techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lung. Presented at Advances in Medicine in the Last 40 Years (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 27-30; St. George's, Grenada.

Weiss GJ, Cocking J, Bilagody C, Hornstra HM, Kaufman E, Nader DA, Turner JF, Chandrika S, Caporaso JG, Keim P, Harmon B, Barilla H, Pearson T. Final analysis of lung microbiome from patients undergoing bronchoscopy. Presented at 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (Invited Lecture); 2016 Dec 4-7; Vienna, Austria.

Turner JF (Keynote Speaker). Bronchoscopic interventional diagnosis and treatment for central lung cancer. Presented at 7th Shanghai Oriental Respiratory Disease International Forum (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 19-20; Shanghai, China.

Turner JF. Spray cryotherapy for airway stenosis: Case reviews from America. Presented at 7th Shanghai Oriental Respiratory Disease International Forum (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 19-20; Shanghai, China.

Lakkakula V, Ehlers AC, Turner JF, Singh A, Carlson ER. Cervicofacial emphysema: A rare complication following nasotracheal intubation. Presented at 17th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference; 2016 Oct 13-15; Atlanta, GA.

Singh A, Dudney TM, McCormack MT, Turner JF. Swyer James syndrome: An unusual masquerader of pulmonary embolism. Presented at American College of Chest Physician; 2016 Oct 22-26; Los Angeles, CA.

Singh A, Callison C, Dudney T, Mccormack M, Turner JF. A rare case of synchronous bilateral pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor with successful endobronchial debridement. Presented at American College of Chest Physician; 2016 Oct 22-26; Los Angeles, CA.

Singh A, Dewald JB, Turner JF, Dudney T. An unusual case of encephalopathy in a critically ill patient. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2016 Oct 22-26; Los Angeles, CA.

Turner JF. Establishing a lung cancer screening program. Presented at Big 4 Cancer Conference: Education for Everyone, Research, Prevention, Screening and Outcomes (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14-15; Knoxville, TN.

Turner JF. LDCT lung cancer screening program. Presented at Primary Care Fall Retreat (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 27; Knoxville, TN.

Sehgal RK, Singh A, Turner JF. Bilateral endobronchial typical carcinoid with bronchoscopic therapy: A retrospective evaluation. Presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; 2016 Sep 22-24; Chicago, IL.

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