Robert Turer, MD, MSE, MSACI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After completing his undergraduate degree in computer engineering and a Masters degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, Dr. Turer attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed residency in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan, where he served as a chief resident. He pursued fellowship training in clinical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Turer is a member of the UT Southwestern Clinical Informatics Center and focuses on the integration of user-centered design and risk-communication principles into clinical decision support and real-time predictive modeling.


Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2015)
University of Michigan Medical Center (2019), Emergency Medicine
Chief Resident
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (2019), Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2021), Clinical Informatics

Research Interest

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Risk Communication
  • User-Centered Design


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Improved Testing and Design of Intubation Boxes During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Turer DM, Good CH, Schilling BK, Turer RW, Karlowsky NR, Dvoracek LA, Ban H, Chang JS, Rubin JP, Ann Emerg Med 2021 01 77 1 1-10
Tracking the Volume of Neurosurgical Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.
Patel PD, Kelly KA, Reynolds RA, Turer RW, Salwi S, Rosenbloom ST, Bonfield CM, Naftel RP, World Neurosurg 2020 10 142 e183-e194
Rapid development of telehealth capabilities within pediatric patient portal infrastructure for COVID-19 care: barriers, solutions, results.
Patel PD, Cobb J, Wright D, Turer RW, Jordan T, Humphrey A, Kepner AL, Smith G, Rosenbloom ST, J Am Med Inform Assoc 2020 07 27 7 1116-1120

Honors & Awards

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Student Citizenship and Service Award
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors - Scholarship and Mini-Fellowship in Wellness Leadership