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Justine Turner, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Mississippi State Department of Health


Dr. Turner is an internal medicine physician who joined MSDH in 2022 as Chief Medical Officer. He has previously held positions as the vice-chief of Internal Medicine at St. Dominic Hospital, as well as medical director for several hospice services in the Jackson area. He also serves on the COVID-19 Task Forces for the Mississippi State Medical Association and the City of Jackson.

He has received numerous awards, including the 2022 inaugural Mississippi Children’s Museum Community Service Award, the 2021 Dr. Axel Hanson Distinguished Physician Award from Meharry Medical College, and the 2020 Dr. James Waites Leadership Award from the Mississippi State Medical Association.

Dr. Turner is a graduate of Jackson State University, Meharry Medical College, and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.