Stefan Turkula, MD
Stefan Turkula, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AO North America, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Turkula has also served as a team physician in the NHL, the MLB, and is a member of the Physician Pool for the US Ski Team.
Dr. Turkula specializes in shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears and shoulder dislocations as well as knee injuries including ACL tears, patella dislocations and cartilage restoration.
“I strive to provide empathetic and compassionate care to a wide variety of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Having been a lifelong athlete myself, I have experienced many similar injuries and understand the frustration with setbacks of everyday life and lifestyles. I center my care on education and want every patient to understand their diagnosis and the treatment options available to them. This allows us to jointly make decisions about what is best for their individual situation. I want to tell patients what they can do, not what they can’t do.”
Dr. Turkula earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah. He was awarded a Medical Sciences Post Baccalaureate Certificate and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian. Dr. Turkula completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. He also completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship from the TRIA Orthopaedic Center at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Turkula joins our growing Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Team working alongside Drs. David Christensen and Kevin Lee, and Physician Assistant Michael Haskell.