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Title Interim Program Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program; Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Transplant Fellowship
Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Heart Lung Transplant
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
  • Lung Transplant
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Lung Disease
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Transplant Infections
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About Jason Turowski, MD

Grew up in a small suburb of Philadelphia, I would later go to both college and medical school in the City of Brotherly love. Moved south to Baltimore to complete my residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital receiving world class training that I would continue once again in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. Obtaining second to none training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, along with research and clinical trial development, I would obtain specialized training in lung transplantation medicine along with advanced lung disease management within Penn's Transplant Institute with an additional fellowship therein. I was recruited by the Cleveland Clinic in Autumn 2013, being dual appointed in the Respiratory Institute's Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Sections with a specific focus in Lung Transplant Medicine.

My career has evolved during the last decade thanks in large part to a supportive culture present in our Institute. I have been fortunate to build a practice of subspecialized post-transplant adults with cystic fibrosis. I have led quality improvement teams geared towards the betterment of the transition of care from the referring CF Adult Center to the Lung Transplant Program and back, designing a shared care paradigm to improve post-transplant outcomes along with patient and provider experience. Utilizing Telehealth before a global pandemic popularized the modality, I had been utilizing remote patient monitoring and virtual visits for patient education, interim check-ups before in-person visits and to help improve access to care for my patients living hundreds, even thousands of miles away. I now serve as the Telehealth Advocate for the Respiratory Institute helping push the envelope of possibilities in this medium. I am passionate about medical education and was blessed with the opportunity to start Cleveland Clinic's first Pulmonary Transplant Medicine Fellowship, training the next generation of transplant pulmonologists - like myself. In 2023, I began serving as the Interim Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program with an aim to unite our fully accredited Adult CF Center and newly accredited Pediatric CF Center under one continuum, providing truly world-class care under One Cleveland Clinic. It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of this organization. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Lung Transplantation and Advanced Lung Disease
Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Medical Education - Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA United States

Undergraduate - Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

  • Management of patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Management of cystic fibrosis patients into lung transplant medicine
  • Quality improvement in the cystic fibrosis lung transplant transition
  • Leadership training - TIMELEss cohort 1

Professional Highlights

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University in 2003
  • Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2007
  • Completed the Osler Medical Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by 2010, published in Chest
  • Completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania 2010-2013
  • Completed an Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Fellowship at Penn in 2012-2013
  • Conducted a clinical trial assessing the role of antioxidants in patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Pulse oximetry standardization project medical director for the Cleveland Clinic enterprise
  • Appointed Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Appointed Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Transplant Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Lung Transplantation, Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Transition Critical Care Medicine, Quality Improvement, Telehealth

Awards & Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Ronald J. Caputo Award 2007 for humanitarianism and excellence in the care of medical patients
  • Osler Scholar
  • First Advanced Lung Disease, Lung Transplant Fellow in Penn Medicine's history

Innovations & Patents

  • Using Virtual Visits to Improve the Transplant Experience of Cystic Fibrosis Candidates


  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/15/2024, Dr. Turowski has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Very positive attitude. Always answers all our questions so we are able to understand. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Best dr ever

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Doctor Turowski has been a very caring and informative Doctor!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. T and his staff are all wonderful people.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Is always friendly and he lpful1

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Turkinson was very thorough in explaining my condition and my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Turowski is the best doctor I've ever had. His team are all so kind and caring

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

My visit with Dr. Turowski went well as expected. He allowed me to converse about my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Amazing doctor and true listener for excellent patient care

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Always recommend Cleveland Clinic. Love Dr. Turowski

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Best doctor I ever had.explanes every thing to me in a way any one could understand..

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I am very satisfied with Dr. Turowski and coordinator's, they are always professional, answer any and all questions I may have and most of all are caring.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Turowski and his staff take care in the management of my lung transplant.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

He is the best doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

He is the kindest most compassionate doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Turowski has been a big help with my care and evaluation for lung transplant. He has led me to look at other options to consider before a transplant. I know If and when I would receive transplant I would be in good hands with him guiding me to the right choice. He Is down to earth and doesn't sugar coat anything. More Doctors need to be this open with patients . Always had a great experience with him.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Very compassionate, yet honest doctor who explained my condition and gave me answers to difficult questions.

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