Interview with Dr. Liz Turner

Dr. Elizabeth Turner is a critical care specialist and the former director of the medical intensive care unit at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital and current Director of Bedside Ultrasound at the University of California, Los Angeles for the Department of Medicine. She has expertise caring for critically ill patients, with a particular interest in use of bedside ultrasound. Turner teaches critical care ultrasound nationwide for multiple professional societies to promote real-time diagnosis, appropriate choice of therapy, and noninvasive monitoring of treatment to improve outcomes and patient safety. Turner earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed an internal medicine residency at UC San Francisco in 2003 after which she served as Chief Resident at San Francisco General Hospital from 2003-04. After 5 + years as a hospitalist and adjunct clinical professor at Stanford Hospital for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, she completed a critical care medicine fellowship at Stanford University in 2010. Her research interests involve assessing outcomes – including cost and length of stay, mortality and avoidance of iatrogenic complications – resulting from use of bedside ultrasound as well as investigating the role of ultrasound in regenerative medicine.