Ivan Turpin, MD

He served as a medical officer for the Navy during the Vietnam War. He’s currently a surgeon at SJH and Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCI.

Ivan and his wife Darlene have one son and one grandson.

What motivates your desire to give back?
I’m motivated to participate in the foundation because it allows me the opportunity to improve the lives of others.

Why are you supporting the medical center?
With the tremendous advances in the technological aspects of health care, it’s critical that new equipment is made available to our physicians. With reimbursement for services being unable to keep up with the costs of modern technology, it becomes vital to seek funding from other sources.

Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
The St. Joseph Foundation Board plays a crucial role in ensuring funding is available. By joining the Board, I feel I can bring knowledge and expertise to the table and have an opportunity to meet and work with new people that have a similar sense of purpose.

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