Dr Megan Turner
(07) 3377 8502
Uropathology, medical renal pathology, neoplastic dermatopathology
Dr Megan Turner is a consultant histopathologist specialising in uropathology and medical renal pathology at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane.
Dr Turner graduated in Medicine from The University of Queensland in 1991 and underwent her medical internship at Townsville General Hospital. She went on to undertake specialist training in anatomical pathology at various institutions across Southeast Queensland, principally at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She credits her mentors during this time, including Professor Jeffrey Searle and Dr Lindy Clarke, for sparking her interest in medical renal pathology. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2001.
Dr Turner first worked as a staff specialist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she reported all organ systems and performed the duties of acting director when required. She moved on to work in private pathology to focus on her areas of special interest – uropathology and medical renal disease. She joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in 2008.
Dr Turner regularly presents on urological pathology and medical renal pathology at multidisciplinary team meetings in Brisbane and believes that close collaboration with clinical colleagues is essential in delivering high standards of patient care.
She has memberships of the Renal Pathology Society, the International Society of Urologic Pathology, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She is currently involved in a research paper on renal neoplasia with the Cancer Council of Victoria and recently published on a rare and fatal parasite infection.
Dr Turner is actively involved in training pathology and urology registrars, a role she began when at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
She is strongly committed to providing the highest standards of service to her referrers and their patients and is focused on continued professional and personal development as a way of achieving this. Part of this has been training in Process Communication Management (PCM) to develop communication skills to improve personal interactions with referrers and colleagues.