Katherine Turk, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Turk is a board-certified Neurologist specialized in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed her Internship and Neurology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology at Boston University/VA Boston in 2018 . She sees patients at the Boston VA Memory Disorders clinic and is also a junior principal investigator at the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience lab (CTCN). She is also the medical director of the VA Boston Polytrauma clinic and the BMC Neurology residency site director for VA Boston.

VA Boston Healthcare System

2013 Alpha Omega Alpha: Inductee
2013-2015 Neurology Residency Curriculum Committee: Member
2009-2011 Clinical Honors in Psychiatry
2008-2011 Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship
2007-2009 Preclinical Honors in Neuroscience and Cell and Tissue Biology

01/01/2017 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Gallagher LG, Ilango S, Wundes A, Stobbe GA, Turk KW, Franklin GM, Linet MS, Freedman DM, Alexander BH, Checkoway H. Lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation and the risk of multiple sclerosis in the US radiologic technologists cohort study. Mult Scler. 2018 Jun 01; 1352458518783343.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29932357.
  2. Turk KW, Elshaar AA, Deason RG, Heyworth NC, Nagle C, Frustace B, Flannery S, Zumwalt A, Budson AE. Late Positive Component Event-related Potential Amplitude Predicts Long-term Classroom-based Learning. J Cogn Neurosci. 2018 Sep; 30(9):1323-1329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29791297.
  3. Turk KW, Flanagan ME, Josephson S, Keene CD, Jayadev S, Bird TD. Psychosis in Spinocerebellar Ataxias: a Case Series and Study of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in Substantia Nigra. Cerebellum. 2018 Apr; 17(2):143-151. PMID: 28887803.
  4. Turk KW, Budson AE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Review. 2018.
  5. Turk KW, Budson AE. The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine. Dementia. 2016.
  6. K. Turk, J.B. Leverenz. Federal Practitioner. . Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: Biomarkers, neuroimaging, and genetics will play a vital role in helping to understand the origins of Parkinson disease and treating cognitive impairment in patients with the disease. 2014; 31(S5):202-203.
  7. Obermeier B, Lovato L, Mentele R, Brück W, Forne I, Imhof A, Lottspeich F, Turk KW, Willis SN, Wekerle H, Hohlfeld R, Hafler DA, O'Connor KC, Dornmair K. Related B cell clones that populate the CSF and CNS of patients with multiple sclerosis produce CSF immunoglobulin. J Neuroimmunol. 2011 Apr; 233(1-2):245-8. PMID: 21353315; PMCID: PMC3090654.
  8. Ratai EM, Pilkenton SJ, Greco JB, Lentz MR, Bombardier JP, Turk KW, He J, Joo CG, Lee V, Westmoreland S, Halpern E, Lackner AA, González RG. In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals region specific metabolic responses to SIV infection in the macaque brain. BMC Neurosci. 2009 Jun 22; 10:63. PMID: 19545432; PMCID: PMC2711091.
  9. Ratai EM, Hancu I, Blezek DJ, Turk KW, Halpern E, González RG. Automatic repositioning of MRSI voxels in longitudinal studies: impact on reproducibility of metabolite concentration measurements. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 May; 27(5):1188-93. PMID: 18425834; PMCID: PMC2679165.
  10. Rapp DE, Turk KW, Bales GT, Cook SP. Botulinum toxin type a inhibits calcitonin gene-related peptide release from isolated rat bladder. J Urol. 2006 Mar; 175(3 Pt 1):1138-42. PMID: 16469640.
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