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JACKSON, Miss. – Justin Turner, MD, has joined the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the role of chief medical officer.
Turner is an internal medicine physician and CEO of Turner Care, LLC. He currently serves on the COVID-19 Task Force for the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and the City of Jackson.
A resident of Madison, he is a 2003 graduate of Jackson State University and a 2008 graduate of Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
Turner has served as medical director for several hospice services in the Jackson Metro area, including Specialty Hospice – an organization serving several underrepresented communities across the state. He also served as chief medical officer of the division of medicine at St. Dominic and medical director for Walk of Faith Ministry.
“Dr. Turner will be a tremendous addition to our staff,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Dan Edney. “He is well respected in his field and very involved in the community. Service is not just what he does – it is who he is.”
He has been recognized for numerous awards, including the 2022 Mississippi Children’s Museum Community Service Award, the Dr. Axel Hanson in 2021 from Meharry Medical College, the Dr. Leadership Award. a 2021 Top 40 Under 40 National Health Leader by the National Minority Quality Forum and a 2018, 2020 and 2021 Jackson Best Doctor by the Jackson Free Press.
Turner was appointed to his position on August 1, 2022.
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Last revised on August 10, 2022