Dr. Robert Turnbull

Dr. Robert Turnbull is soft spoken with a dry sense of humour. Underneath this is a deep concern and compassion for his patients. Dr. Turnbull has a knack for putting patients at ease, in both the operating room and the in-patient ward.


MD, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, 1989

Rotating Internship, Royal Alexandria Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, 1989-1990

Residency, General Surgery, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, 1990-1995

Msc (Experimental Surgery), University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, 1992-1993

Fellowship, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1996-1998

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada (FRCSC)

Licentiate – Medical Council of Canada

Licentiate – Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons

Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery – Vascular Surgery

Past and Current Appointments

  • ‍Assistant Clinical Professor – University of Alberta
  • Medical Staff – Vascular Surgeon – Capital Health Region
  • Capital Health Regional Wound Care Committee
  • Grey Nuns Hospital Surgery Management Committee

Clinical Interests

All aspects of Vascular Surgery

  • Aortic, Carotid, Peripheral arterial surgery
  • Endovascular therapeutics
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Venous surgery, Sclerotherapy, Laser therapy
  • Resident and Medical Student education in vascular Surgery
  • Re-structuring and unification of Vascular Surgical Services in Edmonton
  • Evolution of endovascular surgery in Edmonton

Our surgeons have experience in a wide range of vascular procedures.