Christopher G Turner, MD

  • Pediatric Surgery
Christopher G Turner

In college, I studied chemistry and volunteered at the local fire department and free clinic. I enjoyed learning the simple principles of science, working with my hands, and being involved in the lives of others. In medical school, I discovered general surgery as the natural application of those interests. I remember watching my first pediatric operation: an open appendectomy. The surgeon was gentle, kind and exact. I loved it and wanted to be a part of it. Now, after ten years of additional training, I am a pediatric surgeon. It is a pleasure to meet children and their families and a privilege to help them through some difficult times.

Outside of work, my wife and I like to hike in the summer and to ski in the winter. I also enjoy trying to build furniture (or at least making piles of shavings with my hand planes).

Languages spoken
Special areas of focus
Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic and Neonatal Surgery
Hospital affiliations
Maine Medical Center since 2016
MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization since 2016
MaineHealth Maine Medical Center since 2016

Education and Credentials

Board Certification
Pediatric Surgery, 2017
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, 2016
State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn, 2014
State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn, 2008
Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 2006
Graduate School
Harvard Medical School, Masters of Public Health (MPH), 2012

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

MaineHealth Surgical Care - Pediatrics - Portland

887 Congress St. Suite 400
Portland, ME 04102