Alicia Turner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor and Nurse Practitioner
Baylor College of Medicine

Alicia Turner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Photo

Position

Assistant Professor and Nurse Practitioner
Molecular & Human Genetics/Brendan Lee Lab
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Address

Texas Childrens Genetics Department (Clinic)
Mark Wallace Tower, 16th floor
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 824-7902
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Adult Genetics - Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center (Clinic)
McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St.
9th Floor, Suite 9A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-7820
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Certifications

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (FNP)
    Texas Board of Nursing

  • Registered Nurse
    Texas Board of Nursing

Education

  • BSN from University of Massachusetts
    12/2009 - Amherst, Massachusetts United States

  • MSN from University of Texas Medical Branch
    12/2015 - Galveston, Texas United States

Professional Statement

As a family nurse practitioner, I specialize in genetics and the care of patients across the lifespan at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Clinically, I see patients in the metabolic and skeletal dysplasia genetics clinics. Diseases I treat include but are not limited to: Lysosomal Storage Disorders (Mucopolysaccharidosis of all types, Gaucher Disease, Pompe Disease, Fabry Disease), Osteogenesis Imperfecta, osteopenia/osteoporosis (including those associated with muscular dystrophies), X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, and Hypophosphatasia. I manage the infusion service for the Genetics department (TCH and Baylor) which includes enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for lysosomal storage disorders, bisphosphonates and injectable therapies. I am a sub-I on the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium, which aims to improve the lives of those diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Current studies include a natural history study, a biomarker study, and a drug trial underway at this time. I also dedicate time to the Undiagnosed Disease Network, which seeks to obtain answers for patients who have suffered with diseases for which we lack current diagnosis. Baylor seeks to obtain diagnosis through in-depth testing and advanced genetic methodologies.

Professional Achievements

  • Recipient, 2018 Betsy Love McClung Grant for Research and Education
    American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Professional Interests

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Lysosomal Storage Disorders

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis- Hurler Syndrome(MPS I), Hunter Syndrome (MPS II), Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS III), Morquio Syndrome (MPS IV), Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS VI), Sly Syndrome (MPS VII).

  • Gaucher Disease

  • Fabry Disease

  • Pompe Disease

  • X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

  • Hypophosphatasia

Professional Specialties

  • Genetics

  • Family Practice

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  • Houston Area Nurse Practitioners

  • International Society of Nurses in Genetics