Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians Honors UPMC Mercy Physician

By: Richard Pietzak


Michael Turturro, M.D., chief of emergency services at UPMC Mercy and associate professor of emergency medicine at University of Pittsburgh, received the 2016 Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians (PACEP) Emergency Physician of the Year Award at the organization’s annual Scientific Assembly.

Each year, PACEP honors one emergency clinician of unusual merit who has who has achieved distinction and peer recognition for outstanding performance as a physician role model, patient advocate, contributor to community service and education, and practices high quality emergency medical care.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award and thankful for all the talented individuals I continue to work with at both UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who assist me in every regard, every day,” Dr. Turturro said.

Dr. Turturro and the staff at UPMC Mercy’s Emergency Department provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art emergency care to more than 65,000 people annually from throughout the Western Pennsylvania region.

Dr. Turturro earned his medical degree at the State University of New York. He completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh.

The PACEP Emergency Physician of the Year Award was established in 1999.