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Valerie Galvan-Turner, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
University of California, Irvine


Valerie Galvan-Turner is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist assistant professor in the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School. He came to Dell Med from West Virginia University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and received her medical degree and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She went on to complete her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California Irvine.

Specializing in gynecologic malignancies, her primary focus is the surgical and medical treatment of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and other malignancies of the female reproductive system. Galvan Turner performs both open and minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgeries, as well as complex gynecologic surgery.

As director of clinical trials for gynecologic oncology, Galvan Turner is involved with NRG Oncology, the NCI sponsored cooperative group for oncology clinical trials. Before joining Dell Med, she was the director of clinical research and disease team leader for gynecologic oncology and gynecologic malignancies at West Virginia University and the West Virginia University Cancer Institute. Her research interests include healthcare disparities, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer and the role of obesity on cancer recurrence.

Growing up in a small rural town in Texas, she takes great pride in understanding and serving the diverse communities of Central Texas. Galvan Turner has a strong commitment to teaching medical students, residents and fellows. She is passionate about working towards a future that gives her son’s and everyone’s children the opportunity for health equity.

Galvan Turner is fluent in Spanish, and oututside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for the Longhorns – Hook ‘Em!