- Doctor at the Cross Cancer Institute and retired professor of medicine at the University of Alberta
- Has lived in southwest Edmonton for more than 35 years with his wife, Joan
- Long-time advocate for better public health care for Albertans
- Father of two grown children and one phenomenal 4-year old grandson
- Played and coached soccer; curls and cycles for exercise
Bob Turner has been caring for Albertans for nearly 40 years at the Cross Cancer Institute and the University of Alberta Hospital. A retired professor of Medicine and Oncology at the University of Alberta, he has lectured at leading national and international teaching facilities.
After 37 years as a member of the New Democrats, Dr. Turner made the decision to run in Edmonton-Whitemud in order to hold the PCs to account for failing Edmonton families on health care, seniors care, and education.
Dr. Turner attended McGill University, where he received his medical degree. He went on train in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and then hematology and medical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Working as an Alberta doctor has offered him a unique insight into the problems in our health care system — and what needs to be done to ensure accessible, quality health care for everyone. He was the 2007 Physician of the Year for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, has served as Director of Clinical Hematology at the University of Alberta Hospital, and as Medical Director of the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.
Bob has been happily married to his wife, Joan, for 38 years and together they have 2 children, Emily and Simon, and a 4 year-old grandson. Bob and Joan continue to proudly call Edmonton home. He has been an active volunteer with the United Way of Alberta, various community leagues, parent councils with Edmonton Public Schools and the Edmonton Doctors Curling Club. In his spare time, Bob enjoys cycling, curling, and travel.