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Dr. Maria Turnage is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment of various orthopedic and neurological disorders.

Since completing her residency at the prestigious Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1994, Dr. Turnage has practiced in both academic and private practice settings.

She practiced in Atlanta, GA for 12 years before relocating back to Texas and joining Texas Orthopaedic Associates in 2006. While serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at Emory University, Dr. Turnage’s residents twice bestowed her the Teacher of the Year Award.

Dr. Turnage has a special clinical interest in the nonoperative treatment of neck and back pain and electrodiagnostic studies used to diagnose various nerve injuries.

Outside of her practice, Dr. Turnage enjoys working out, tennis, gardening and occasional cooking.

CERTIFICATION

Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1995

HONORS

Emory University Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor, Atlanta, Georgia; 1998 – 2000
Teacher of the Year Award, Emory University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 1998 – 1999
U.S. Paralympic Games, Venue Medical Officer for Cycling and Archery; 1996
Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society –  Baylor University, Waco, Texas; 1983 – 1986

TRAINING

Undergraduate
Baylor University, Waco, Texas; 1986
Degree:  Bachelor of Science, Biology

Graduate
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas; 1990
Degree:  Doctor of Medicine

Internship
Internal Medicine – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas; 1990 – 1991

Residency
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; 1991 – 1994