Joseph S. Turner

Joseph S. Turner, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director


Joe was born and raised in Cincinnati. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at THE Ohio State University before returning to the University of Cincinnati to get his MD. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at IU in 2011. 

Joe works as a staff physician at both Methodist Hospital and Eskenazi Hospital. In 2012 Joe was named statewide clerkship director for the Emergency Medicine Core Clerkship. In 2016 he took a position as assistant residency program director. He has won a number of awards for teaching including the Faculty Teaching Award from the residents, IUSM’s Scholar Educator Award, CDEM’s Young Educator of the Year Award, and EMRA’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

His academic interests include resident and medical student education, simulation, communication, and airway management. Outside of work he enjoys playing guitar, being a beer snob, and taking Ben Hunter's money in poker.


(317) 880-3900 

Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine