Emre Turer, M.D., Ph.D.

Emre Turer, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis


Emre Turer, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Genetics of Host Defense, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.

Dr. Turer earned his medical degree and doctoral degree in biological sciences at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in digestive and liver diseases at UT Southwestern as part of the Physician-Scientist Training Program.

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Turer’s research is focused on discovering new genes involved in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. He has published numerous academic articles in the area of intestinal inflammation, including articles in Nature Communications and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He also serves as a reviewer for several scholarly journals and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

In 2020, Dr. Turer was named the Lancaster Family Chair of Gastroenterology by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Personal Note

When he is not at work, Dr. Turer enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2015), Gastroenterology
  • Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2000-2009)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Honors & Awards
  • Lancaster Family Chair of Gastroenterology 2020, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Disease Oriented Clinical Scholar 2017, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Presidents Research Council Award 2017, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Keystone Scholar 2005, Keystone Symposium Committee
Books & Publications
  • Mucosal immunology
  • Intestinal epithelial cell biology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Apoptotic and inflammatory signaling
  • Glycosylation
  • Intracellular trafficking

Clinical Focus

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease

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