Katherine Turk

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine & Co-Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core.

VA Boston Healthcare System


Dr. Turk completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago and earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Turk began her fellowship training in cognitive and behavioral neurology at VA Boston and transitioned to her current role as an attending Neurologist at VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2018, she became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

ADC Role

Dr. Turk is co-leader of the ORE Core.

Research Interests

Dr. Turk’s research focuses on event-related potentials as an electrophysiological marker of neurodegeneration in AD and CTE among veterans. Dr. Turk is particularly interested in the long-term risk of neurodegeneration among veterans who have experienced multiple head injuries. She is mentored at VA Boston and the BU AD and CTE Center by Dr. Andrew Budson, M.D. and Ann C. McKee, M.D. 


Dr. Turk was the recipient of an award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to retain clinician scientists and has also received grant funding from the Alzheimer’s Association and the VA. She is a co-PI of an industry award investigating ERPs in patients with memory disorders and TBIs. She was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 2012 for her education of medical studentsDuring medical school, she received the Joseph Collins scholarship for medical students interested in Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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Faculty and ORE Core

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