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Jake Turrentine


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Dr. Jake E. Turrentine joined The Skin Surgery Center in the summer of 2017. Dr. Turrentine is an exceptional clinician with experience in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.  He has special interests in contact dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer, and disorders of hair and nails. Dr. Turrentine also has significant experience with lasers, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, and botulinum toxin.  He is dedicated to practicing evidence-based medical and surgical dermatology to optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Turrentine is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he was a Foundation Fellow Scholar and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, followed by a Dermatology residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  During his final year of residency, he served as Chief Resident and was recognized by his peers and mentors with awards for Leadership, Humanism and Professionalism, Cognitive Excellence, and Clinical Excellence.  Most recently he served as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Turrentine is the author of the chapter on allergic contact dermatitis in the newest edition of Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine.  He has also published articles on the use of patch testing in the diagnosis of drug allergy, compounded topical medications, photodermatitis and biosimilars, and he serves as a Section Editor for the journal Dermatitis. He has lectured extensively on topics such as skin lupus, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, sunscreens, contact dermatitis, and photo immunology. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the NC Dermatology Association.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA (2003-2007)
BS, Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA (2007-2011),

Internship in Preliminary Internal Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX (2011-2012)

Dermatology Residency
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX (2012-2015)

Chief Resident
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX (2014-2015)


American Board of Dermatology (2015)

Medical Licensure

Texas #P8091; Expiration date 11-30-2017
Florida #ME121327; Expiration date 1-31-2017
Georgia #072838; Expiration date 8-31-2016
South Carolina #37485; Expiration date 6-30-2017


Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia (July, 2015 – Present)

Consultant/Attending Physician, Dermatology Clinics
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Augusta, Georgia (July, 2015 – Present)


UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Humanism & Professionalism (Peer Selected) 2015

UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Cognitive Excellence 2015

UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Leadership 2015

UT Southwestern Dermatology “Star Clinician” Award 2015

Residents of Distinction Award, 2nd Place at Hawaii Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference 2015

UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Cognitive Excellence 2014

UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Leadership 2014

Contact Allergen Bee, Honorable Mention, American Contact Dermatitis Society 2014

Fisher Resident Competition Bronze Metal, American Contact Dermatitis Society 2014

UT Southwestern Dermatology Award for Cognitive Excellence 2013

Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship Award to IID/SID Annual Meeting 2013

Recipient of Travel Fellowship Award for IID Trainee Retreat for Future Academicians 2013

Alpha Omega Alpha 2010

Best Performance (Block 1) – Internal Medicine Clerkship 2009

American Society of Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence & Achievement 2009

MCG Alumni Association Scholarship 2008, 2010

Gilbert Maxwell Endowment Scholarship (Medical College of Georgia) 2007

Inducted into Blue Key Honor Society 2007

University of Georgia “Amazing Student” Nominee 2006

University of Georgia Homecoming Court 2006

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 2005

Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Award (annually awarded to one Phi Beta Kappa inductee) 2005

National Alpha Tau Omega Scholarship 2005

Selected to Dean William Tate Honor Society 2004

University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship Recipient 2003

Morehead Scholarship Nominee 2003

Jefferson Scholarship Nominee 2003

Eagle Scout with Silver Palm 2000

Committee Assignments

Augusta University:
Laser Committee (July 2015-Present)

Scientific & Professional Activities

American Contact Dermatitis Society 2016

Dermatology Teachers Exchange Group 2015

Association of Professors in Dermatology 2015

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 2013-2014

Texas Dermatological Society 2013-2015

Society for Investigative Dermatology 2012-present

American Academy of Dermatology 2012-present

Research Awards

Fellow (Educational Research Fellowship)
January 2016-present
This is a 2-year fellowship that meets weekly during the first year and monthly during the second year to foster development of educational research projects to improve outcomes in teaching and education.
Project: Barriers and Facilitating Factors to Full Body Skin Examination: a qualitative study

USRDS Infectious Disease Study Group
November 2015-present
Project: Ongoing inquiries into several infectious diseases in patients with end stage renal disease
Objective: To study risk factors and outcomes of infectious diseases in patients with end stage renal disease based on inquiries into USRDS Medicare claims data

Psoriasis Registry Physician Participant
July 2015-present
Project: CORRONA Psoriasis Registry
Objective: To study the comparative safety of approved psoriasis therapies in a national cohort of psoriasis subjects treated by dermatologists

Clinical Co-Investigator
August 2012-June 2015
Project: Expression of co-inhibitory molecules in inflammatory skin disease and cancer
Department: Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Principal Investigator(s): Ponciano D. Cruz, Jr., M.D. and Kiyoshi Ariizumi, Ph.D.

Medical Student Research Assistant
June/July 2008
Project: Investigation of the role of exon splicing in the pathogenesis of Kallmann’s syndrome.
Department: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Layman, M.D.

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Project: Characterization of CD8+ T cell responses to T. cruzi infection in Balb/C mice
Department: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Disease (Tarleton Research Group),
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Principal Investigator: Rick Tarleton, Ph.D.

Community Activities

MCG Dermatology Volunteer Clinic – Augusta, GA 2015-Present
Founded this volunteer dermatology clinic which meets monthly for indigent/uninsured patients

Volunteer, D-Tag Clinic – Dallas, TX 2014
Perform laser tattoo removal for teenagers leaving gangs or individuals entering the military

Volunteer, Agape Clinic – Dallas, TX 2012-2015
Provide Dermatologic care for indigent population of Dallas, approximately 4-5 hours on Saturday morning every 6-8 weeks

Presentations at National, Regional, & State Meetings

1. Turrentine JE. Updates in Photoimmunology: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. University of Florida Department of Dermatology, Grand Rounds. April 15, 2016.

2. Turrentine JE and Cruz PD Jr. Every Preservative is an Allergen in the Making. Oral presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology 2014 Annual Meeting, Advanced Contact Dermatitis Course, March 24 2014.

3. Turrentine JE, Marrazzo G, and Cruz PD Jr. Novel Use of Patch Testing in the First Report of Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Cyclobenzaprine. Podium Presentation and Winner of Fisher Award, Bronze Metal, at the American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual Meeting, March 20, 2014.

4. Turrentine JE. Pancreatic Panniculitis. Case Presentation at the Zola Cooper Conference, November 9, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

5. Turrentine JE. Porokeratosis Ptychotropica. Case Presentation at the Zola Cooper Conference, November 9, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

6. Turrentine JE, Marrazzo G, and Cruz PD Jr. Novel Use of Patch Testing in the First Report of Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Cyclobenzaprine. Podium Presentation (3rd place in Resident Competition) at the Texas Dermatological Society Meeting, October 2013, Galveston, TX.

Local or Institutional (AU) Presentations

1. Turrentine JE. Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease. Primary Care and Family Medicine Symposium. Augusta, GA. April 19, 2016.

2. Turrentine JE. Skin Signs of Lupus. Seventh Annual Lupus Symposium. Augusta, GA. March 19, 2016.

3. Turrentine JE. Sunscreens. Mini Med School. Augusta, GA. November 3, 2015.


Refereed Journals:

1. Turrentine JE, Sokumbi O, and Agim N. Vesicles and Erosions in a Newborn (Neonatal Pemphigus Vulgaris). JAMA Dermatology, November 2014. PMID: 25207826

2. Gou DE, Turrentine JE, and Motaparthi K. Tender Leg Nodules in a Hospitalized Patient (Pancreatic Panniculitis). JAMA Dermatology, October 2014. PMID: 25353323.

3. Sirignano S, Blake P, Turrentine JE, and Dominguez A. Primary cutaneous zygomycosis secondary to minor trauma in an immunocompromised pediatric patient: a case report. Dermatology Online Journal. Published 2014 Jun 15;20(6). PMID: 24945642.

4. Turrentine JE, Chung J-S, Nezafati K, Tamura K, Harker-Murray A, Huth J, Sharma RR, Harker DB, Ariizumi K, and Cruz PD Jr. DC-HIL+ CD14+ HLA-DRno/low Cells Are a Potential Blood Marker and Therapeutic Target for Melanoma. J Invest Dermatol. Letter to the Editor. Published 2014 Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24933321.

5. Klimas NK, Turrentine JE, and Cayce RL. Counterphobia and poor sun protection practices in first degree relatives of melanoma patients. Cutis. 2014 March;93(3):120-122. PMID: 24738091

6. Lopez IE, Turrentine JE, and Cruz PD Jr. Clues to diagnosis of connubial contact dermatitis to paraphenylenediamine. Dermatitis. 2014 Jan-Feb;25(1):32-3. PMID: 24407061.

7. Turrentine JE, Dharamsi JW, Miedler JD, and Pandya AG. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) caused by telavancin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Sep;65(3):e100-1. PMID: 21839299.

8. Turrentine JE, Brown AJ, and Davis LS. Leg swelling, erythema and bullae in a 6-year-old female with chronic lymphatic insufficiency. Pediatric Dermatology. 2011 Mar-Apr;28(2):189-90. PMID: 21504449.

9. Turrentine JE, Lyke AC, and Thiers BH. Enlarging chest mass on a 26-year-old man. J Amer Acad Dermatol. 2012 Jan;66(1):e1-2. PMID: 22177645 (PMC – in process)

10. Turrentine JE, Blalock TW, and Davis LS. Unusually Severe Case of Dermatosis Neglecta. SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician. Skinmed. 2012 Jan-Feb;10(1):46-7. PMID: 22324178.

11. Turrentine, JE. Characterization of an immunodominant trans-sialidase specific CD8+ T cell response in Trypanosoma cruzi infected mice. Undergraduate Honors Biology Thesis. University of Georgia Honors Program, 2007.

1. Cuello KA, Belcher M, Turrentine JE, and Regmi A. Continuous Hemodialysis with plasmapheresis and sodium thiosulphate, a successful treatment in calciphylaxis. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA. February 18, 2016.

Books / Book Chapters / Book Reviews:
1. Turrentine JE and Cruz PD Jr. Photoimmunology. Chapter in Clinical and Basic Immunodermatology, 2nd edition. Submitted to Springer for Editorial Review, in final revisions as of April 2016.

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