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Charles Turek MD
Charles Turek MD
General Orthopedics

Dr. Turek grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and went to medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He interned at Los Angeles County General Hospital and returned to Northwestern for orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship training in hand surgery. He was then chief of orthopaedic surgery at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 101st Airborne Division. Following the Service he settled in the South Bay area. Dr. Turek practices general orthopaedics with special interests in endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, arthroscopic, and golf related injuries.

EDUCATION:

Medical School:

  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Illinois
  • B.S. in Medicine – June 1963
  • Doctor of Medicine – June 11, 1966

Internship:

  • Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, California
    June 24, 1966 – June 24, 1967

Residency:

  • Northwestern University
    Cook County Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgical Training Program
    Chicago, Illinois, July 1, 1967 – December 31, 1971
  • Fellow in Hand Surgery
    July 1, 1971 – December 31, 1971

MILITARY SERVICE:

  • U. S. Army Hospital
    101st Airborne Division
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Chief – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    August, 1972 – July, 1973
  • Team Physician, Fort Campbell High School Athletic Teams
    July, 1972 – December, 1973
  • Motorcycle Safety Consultant
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    July, 1972 – December, 1973

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • April, 1974 to Present
  • Torrance Memorial Hospital, Torrance, California
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California
  • Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
    (February, 1974 to present)

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Torrance Memorial Hospital, 1977
  • Chairman, Emergency Committee, Torrance Memorial Hospital, 1979

HONORS:

  • Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery September 14, 1973
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Harbor/UCLA Medical Center

Services

To know more about Dr. Turek please visit www.charlesturekmd.com