Kevin Turner, DO

Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Kevin Turner

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-0748

Mailing Address:
MMC 76 Mayo
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, Pennsylvania, 2008

Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Cincinnati. 2009-2013. Chief Resident 2012

Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellow Miraca Life Sciences, Irving, Texas, 2013-2014.

Transitional Intern, Ohio University, Western Reserve Hospital Akron, Ohio, 2008-2009.


Dr. Turner is an anatomical pathologist.  His areas of clinical research interest are gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and eosinophilic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Turner has authored/co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and four book chapters. He has been a leading consultant for eosinophilic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and has served as the central histopathologist in multiple FDA pharmaceutical trials involving eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic duodenitis, and eosinophilic gastritis.


Research Summary/Interests

Clinical Research Consulting

  1. Eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis clinical trials: Central histopathologist
  2. Eosinophilic esophagitis clinical trial: Central histopathologist
  3. Helicobacter pylori clinical trial: Central histopathologist
  4. FDA Digital pathology validation study: Enrolling pathologist
  5. FDA Digital pathology validation study: Reading pathologist


WO/2010/014658 04.02.2010 “Thermochemical Ablation System Using Heat From Delivery of Electrophiles” Inventors: Turner, Kevin; Cressman, Erik,N. K.; Frank, Nicholas D.; Pfeifer, Kyle; Smith, Benjamin, C.; Edelman, Theresa, L., B.; Thoreson, Andrew.



Genta RM, Dellon ES, Turner KO. Non-oesophageal eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases are undersuspected clinically and underdiagnosed pathologically. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 May 12. doi: 10.1111/apt.16971.

Sonnenberg A, Turner KO, Genta RM.Trends of colonic neoplasia in US outpatient endoscopy centers. Dig Dis Sci.2022 Jan 20. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-07358-8.

Turner KO, Lindberg GM, Genta RM.Gastric granulomas and Helicobacter pylori: An incidental relationship. Helicobacter.2021 Jun;26(3):e12805. doi: 10.1111/hel.12805.

Turner KO, Collins MH, Walker MM, Genta RM.Quantification of mucosal eosinophils for the histopathologic diagnosis of eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis: A primer for practicing pathologists.Am J Surg Pathol.2021 Dec 16. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001843.

Book Chapters

Kevin Turner. Fenoglio-Preiser’s Gastrointestinal Pathology: An Atlas andText, 4th edition. Chapter 13: Non-neoplastic Colon. Wolter’s-Kluwer 2017.

Kevin Turner, Robert Genta. Fenoglio-Preiser’s Gastrointestinal Pathology: An Atlas and Text, 4th edition. Chapter 4: Non-neoplastic Stomach. Wolter’s-Kluwer 2017.

Kevin Turner, Yong Wook Park, Qihui “Jim” Zhai. Chapter 4: Normal Prostate Histology: Diagnostically Significant Features. In: Philip T. Cagle, Timothy C. Allen, eds, Advances in Surgical Pathology: Prostate Cancer. Philadelphia, PA, Wolters-Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

Kevin Turner, Qihui “Jim” Zhai, Jeff Sutton, Syed Ahmad. Chapter 3: Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas. In: Jim “Qihui” Zhai”, Phillip T. Cagle, eds, Frozen Section Library, Vol 12: Endocrine Organs. Springer, 2014.


Board Certifications

2013 – 2023 Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology ABP ID# 102764