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 the 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 and a Masters degree in clinical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2021.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Turer serves as a core faculty member within the Clinical Informatics Center, Program Director for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer (DCMIO) for Analytics. As a researcher, he studies patient-facing technologies, including patient portals. Dr. Turer, along with Dr. Robin Higashi, was awarded a Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholars grant to study language-related disparities in patient portal enrollment and use among Spanish-speaking patients in Dallas.


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
  • Patient Portals


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Incidence and Risk Factors for Severe Outcomes in Pediatric Patients With COVID-19.
Ho M, Most ZM, Perl TM, Diaz MI, Casazza JA, Saleh S, Pickering M, Radunsky AP, Hanna JJ, Thakur B, Lehmann CU, Medford RJ, Turer RW, Hosp Pediatr 2023 May 13 5 450-462
Is there an association between peri-diagnostic vaccination and clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients?
Casazza JA, Thakur B, Perl TM, Hanna JJ, Diaz MI, Ho M, Lanier H, Pickering M, Saleh SN, Shah P, Shah D, Navar AM, Lehmann CU, Medford RJ, Turer RW, Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2023 3 1 e150
Clinical Informatics Training During Emergency Medicine Residency: The University of Michigan Experience.
Turer RW, Arribas M, Balgord SM, Brooks S, Hopson LR, Bassin BS, Medlin R, AEM Educ Train 2021 Jul 5 3 e10518

Honors & Awards

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

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Informatics Association (2019-2024)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2018-2024)