William C. Turner

Sen. Turner is a practicing hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, where he still lives with his family, he completed his undergraduate studies in Black Studies and Biology at Amherst College and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. After completing his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at NYP/Columbia in 2002, Dr. Turner joined the faculty of Columbia University's Vagelos School of Physicians and Surgeons where he has been an Advisory Dean since 2010 and is Faculty Advisor for the Black and Latino Student Organization (BALSO). He has clinical and research interests in medical education and diversity in medicine.