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Rachael B. Turner, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 442-8020

Administrative: (585) 442-8020

Office: (585) 442-8020

Fax: (585) 442-8039

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dr. Rachael Turner received her medical degree and her PhD from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2013. Dr. Turner then completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2015 and 2018, respectively. She is currently pursuing a Research Fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Turner is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Turner's special interests are women's cancers, including fallopian, ovarian, uterine and cervical. She is also interested in immune therapies for cancer. Dr. Turner is committed to providing personalized cancer care with compassion and dedication.

During her free time, Dr. Turner enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, running and hiking.




    MD | SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2015 - 07/19/2018
    Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
    Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    2020 - 2021
    Internal Medicine Department Faculty Pilot Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester
    Location: Rochester, NY

    2019 - 2020
    Technology Development Fund Grant
    Sponsor: University of Rochester
    Location: Rochester, NY

    2019 - 2020
    W.G Stuber Research Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester
    Location: Rochester, NY

    Wilmot Fellowship Award
    Sponsor: Wilmot Cancer Institute
    Location: Rochester, NY

    Conquer Cancer Foundation/Women who Conquer Cancer- Young Investigator Award
    Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Location: ASCO

    Best Overall Poster Presentation for HE4 in Ovarian Cancer Immune Suppression Poster Presentation
    Sponsor: James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute
    Location: Rochester, NY

    Harold Brody Award for Translational Research
    Sponsor: University of Buffalo
    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Honorable Mention for poster presentation on Chronic Chemoimmunotherapy etc..
    Sponsor: Buffalo Immunology
    Location: Buffalo, NY

    2009 - 2011
    Breast Cancer Pre-doctoral Traineeship Award
    Sponsor: Department of Defense

    Guy A. Bailey Outstanding Senior Award
    Sponsor: SUNY Geneseo
    Location: Geneseo, NY

    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

    Tri-Beta Honor Society

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    Journal Articles

    Rowswell-Turner R; Singh R; Urh A; Yano N; Kim K; Khazan K; Pandita, R; Sivagnanalingam U; Hovanesian V; James N; Ribeiro J; Kadambi S; Linehan D; Moore R. "HE4 Overexpression by ovarian cancer promotes a suppressive tumor immune microenvironment and enhanced tumor and macrophage PD-L1 expression. Published online April 26,2021:" . J Immunol. 2021; .

    Kim KK; Singh RK; Khazan N; Kodza A; Singh NA; Jones A; Sivagnanalingam U; Towner M; Itamochi H; Turner, R; Moore RG. "Development of Potent Forchlorfenurone Analogs and Their Cytotoxic Effect in Cancer Cell Lines." Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1): 3241.

    Kim KK; Turner R; Khazan N; Kodza A; Jones A; Singh RK; Moore RG. "Role of trypsin and protease-active receptor-2 in ovarian cancer." PLOS One. 2020; 15(5): e0232253.



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