Joseph P. Turk, M.D.
Candidate Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Dr. Turk works in the Thousand Oaks Office and the Simi Valley Office with his Medical Assistant Stephenie M,.
Under-graduate Degree: University of California, Los Angeles
Primary hip and knee replacement as well as complex revision surgery, his practice also includes both pediatric and adult trauma as well as general orthopaedic surgery.
Contributions to chapters in textbooks on adult reconstructive surgery, and presentations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons regularly at community educational programs.
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Joseph P. Turk, MD has been with Ventura Orthopedics since 2005. A native Californian, Dr Turk was raised on the San Francisco Peninsula. He travelled south to UCLA for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Before pursuing his graduate and medical education, he travelled to West Africa where he worked for UNICEF. He received his Masters degree with honors in Medical Imaging Sciences from the Chicago Medical School and continued at CMS for his medical degree, also with honors.
It was then on to Philadelphia, PA where Dr Turk completed his General Surgery internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania (www.upenn.edu). There he was fortunate enough to work with multiple adult hip and knee reconstruction innovators and gained experience in a busy trauma center. Dr Turk's efforts brought him distinguished recognition when he received the residency program's Leonard Marmor Excellence in Arthritis Surgery award. Having found joint replacement surgery of particular interest, Dr Turk pursued an additional year of adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery in the fellowship program at the esteemed Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA (www.aori.org). His mentors are truly recognized globally as leaders in joint replacement innovation.
With his training behind him, it was time to return to California. While Dr Turk brings to Ventura Orthopedics his expertise in primary hip and knee replacement as well as complex revision surgery, his practice also includes both adult and pediatric trauma and fractures as well as arthroscopy and general orthopedic surgery. Dr Turk has contributed to chapters in textbooks and multiple orthopedic journals, made presentations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has spoken regularly at community educational programs. He also acts as assistant team physician to two Simi Valley high school football teams.
Dr Turk is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He maintains office hours in both Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley and is on staff at multiple hospitals in Ventura County. Dr Turk makes his home in Ventura County with his wife and two sons.
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