Christina S. Turn, MD

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Christina S. Turn, MD, is an attending physician with the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL


Pediatrics - Stanford University Hospitals Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS inTranslational Research - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Instructor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Soundararajan R, Stearns TM, Czachor A, Fukumoto J, Turn C, Westermann-Clark E, Breitzig M, Tan L, Lockey RF, King BL, Kolliputi N.: Global gene profiling of aging lungs in Atp8b1 mutant mice. Aging (Albany NY) 8: 2232-2252, Sep 2016. PMCID: PMC5076460


Turn, C.S.: Keep it together: knockdowns of dynactin subunits demonstrate varying levels of importance in dynactin structure and microtubule organization. Florida Atlantic University Honors College thesis. 2013.


Botta, G., Turn, C.S., Quintyne, N.J., and Kirchman, P.A..: Increased iron supplied through Fet3p results in replicative life span extension of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under conditions requiring respiratory metabolism. Experimental Gerontology 46(10): 827-832, Oct 2011.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


"Opening the black box: the solid tumor microenvironment", Spring 2022 Cancer Biology class at State University of New York, Fredonia, NY. Apr 2022.

Awards and Honors

2017, Top Quartile of University of Florida College of Medicine
2017, Michael and Mary Solowy Award for Neonatology
2016-present, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Florida Chapman Chapter
2016-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2014, Florida Medical Association Student of the Month
2014, American Medical Association - National May Community Service Event of the Month
2014, NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute T35HL007489 Training Grant
2014, Jeffrey Metcalfe Award for Academic Excellence and Personal Integrity
2014, American Medical Association - February National Community Service Event of the Month
2014, American Medical Association - National Service Event of the Year (2013-2014)
2013, Florida Atlantic University Club Merit Scholarship
2013, Valedictorian of Wilkes Honors College, Summa cum Laude
2012, Dr. Piper Scholarship, Florida Collegiate Honors Council
2012, Dr. Floyd Koch Scholar Award for Juniors
2011-2013, Flagler Scholar
2011-2013, Kenan Science Scholar
2011, Dr. Floyd Koch Scholar Award for Sophomores
2011, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2010, National Society for Collegiate Scholars
2009-2013, President's List, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2022-present, TL1 Student Presenter/Representative for National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Virtual Site Visit for University of Pennsylvania
2022-present, Hematology/Oncology Representative for Clinical Learning Environment Review Site Visit for the ACGME
2021-present, Interviewer, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Selection Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2020-present, Children's Oncology Group


2021-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
2021-present, American Society of Hematology
2021-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2021-present, American Academy for the Advancement of Science
2017-present, American Academy of Pediatrics