Mark Turrentine, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center




Phone: 832-826-7500
Fax: 832-825-9401

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Suite F320
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Senior Faculty – Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic and Obstetric Specialists


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 1994
University of Missouri School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1990
University of Missouri masters Master of Science in Physiology 1985


I like to take care of patients as I would want my own family to be taken care of.

Clinical  Interests:

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Research Interests:

Research Design; Clinical Obstetrics


Organization Name Role
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Oral Board Examiner
Obstetrics and Gynecology Editorial Board Member; July 2012 - June 2016
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical Conundrums Consultant Editor; January 2017 - Present
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists General member May 2013 – May 2016. Vice Chair May 2016 – May 2017 Chair May 2017 – May 2019 Member of the Committee on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics

Selected Publications

Turrentine MA, Greisinger A, Brown K, Wehmanen O, Mouzoon M. Duration of intrapartum antibiotics for group B streptococcus on the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology vol. 2013, Article ID 525878, 6 pages; 2013. 

Turrentine MA.  Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for Group B Streptococcus: has the time come to wait more than 4 hours? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 211, 15-17; 2014. 

Turrentine MA. What is new in prenatal care? Best articles from the past year. Obstetrics & Gynecology 124: 815-816; 2014.

Turrentine MA. Obesity substantially impacts low-risk pregnancies. Mini-commentary. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 121: 1414; 2014.

Mayes S, Hashmi S, Turrentine MA, Darilek S, Friel S, Czerwinski J. Obstetrician and Gynecologist utilization of the noninvasive prenatal testing expanded option. American Journal of Perinatology Reports 6 (1), e18-e24; 2016.  

Turrentine MA, Colicchia LC, Hirsch E, Cheng PJ, Tam T, Ramsey PS, Page-Ramsey SM. Efficiency of screening for the recurrence of antenatal Group B Streptococcus colonization in a subsequent pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis with independent patient data. American Journal of Perinatology 33: 510-517, 2016. 

Stark LM, Power ML, Turrentine MA, Samelson R, Siddiqui MM, Paglia MJ, Strassberg ER, Kelly E, Murtough KL, and Schulkin J. Influenza vaccination among pregnant women: patient beliefs and medical provider practices. Infect Dis Obstetrics & Gynecology vol. 2016, Article ID 3281975, 8 pages, 2016.  

Turrentine MA. It’s all how you “spin” it: interpretive bias in research findings in the Obstetrics and Gynecology literature. Obstetrics & Gynecology 129: 239-42, 2017.

Turrentine MA. Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Practice Bulletins – Obstetrics Practice Bulletin No 166, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstetrics & Gynecology 128: e43; 2016.

Zahn CM, El-Sayed YY, Jackson M, , Wax JR. Practice Advisory: FDA warnings regarding use of general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists December 21, 2016.

Turrentine MA. Clinical Conundrums: Is one clinician’s quandary the next clinical trial? Obstetrics & Gynecology 129: in press; 2017.

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