William Turnipseed, Vascular Surgeon
Jarryd and Dr. Turnipseed's relationship began under what may have seemed like a difficult time for the 19-year-old Wallace. Dr. Turnipseed is the man who helped Jarryd see that his life would be greatly improved if he chose to move forward with an amputation. After making that decision, and a great one at that, he and Jarryd have remained in close contact as Jarryd continues on his journey to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Dr. Turnipseed is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of added qualifications in vascular surgery. He is the chief of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery service at UW Hospital and Clinics. His clinical specialties include less invasive aortic surgical techniques, diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease, clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, diagnosis and management of thoracic outlet syndrome, and management of athletic overuse injury, such as chronic compartment syndrome.
Dr. Turnipseed is the director of noninvasive peripheral vascular diagnostic facilities at UW Hospital and West Side Clinics.