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Christy Boling Turer, MD $$


Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Christy Turer, M.D., is a primary care physician at Children’s Health who specializes in primary care weight management and childhood obesity. She is an Associate Professot at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

I went into medicine because I love getting to know patients and caring for people across the lifespan as they navigate the ups and downs of life
Dr. Turer

Dr. Turer earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and a research fellowship at Duke/Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Turer is trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine.

"I went into medicine because I love getting to know patients and caring for people across the lifespan as they navigate the ups and downs of life," Dr. Turer says.

Dr. Turer was inducted into the American Society for Nutrition in 2010, the Dannon Institute® Nutrition Leadership Institute in 2011 and the Society for Pediatric Research in 2014.

Dr. Turer enjoys spending her free time with her husband, four kids, two dogs and five guinea pigs. She also loves spending time outdoors and being active.

Education and Training

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (2004)
Duke University School of Medicine (2008), Pediatrics
Duke/Durham VA Medical Center (2010), Research
Graduate School
Duke University School of Medicine (2010)
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Research Interests

    • Dietary and behavioral obesity interventions in children, adults and families
    • Health disparities in overweight and obese patients
    • Technological innovations to promote longitudinal tracking of diet and comorbidities
  • Publications

    • Comparison of weight-loss diets with different compositions of fat, protein and carbohydrates., Boling CL, Westman EC, Yancy WS NEJM 2009 360 21
    • Body image dissatisfaction among women with scleroderma., Benrud-Larson LM, Heinberg LJ, Boling CL, et al. Health Psychol 2003 22(2) 130-9
    • Impact of pain and symptoms of depression in scleroderma., Benrud-Larson LM, Haythornthwaite JA, Heinberg LJ, Boling CL, et al. Pain 2002 95 267-275
    • Primary pulmonary hypertension is not associated with scleroderma-like changes in nailfold capillaries., Greidinger EL, Gaine SP, Wise RA, Boling CL, et al. Chest 2001 120 796-800
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • American College of Physicians
    • American Society of Clinical Nutrition
    • Society of General Internal Medicine
    • The Obesity Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • EDEN Award - Student Organization of the Year (2000)
    • LMU Natural Sciences - Outstanding Graduate of the Year (1999)
    • Riordan/EPIC Award - Outstanding Service and Leadership (1998)
    • LMU, American Chemical Society - Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student of the Year (1997)

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