Distinguished Faculty Award Winner
Charles S. Turner, MD '70
Charles S. Turner, MD '70, is professor emeritus of general surgery-pediatrics in the Division of Surgical Services who retired in 2012 following an outstanding career with the Wake Forest School of Medicine and Brenner Children's Hospital delivering life-saving surgical care to children.
He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 1966. He completed residencies at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He also served for three years as a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Turner's clinical specialties are neonatal surgery, pediatric oncologic surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery and congenital anomalies. His professional service has included presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Surgical Association, and service on board of the North Carolina chapter of American College of Surgeons and the Brenner Children's Hospital advisory group.
Dr. Turner is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association and Forsyth County Medical Society.
In his home community of Winston-Salem, Dr. Turner has served on the boards of Salemtowne Retirement Community and Ronald McDonald House, and has been president of Share-a-Home of Forsyth County.
Dr. Turner and his wife, Laura, live in Winston-Salem and have three children, Catherine, Elizabeth and Margaret.