About Our Providers

James E. Turner MD, PhD, MS

Dr. Turner, born and raised in Arkansas, was educated as follows:
Masterís degree in zoology from the University of Arkansas.
Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology from the University of Louisville.
Medical Degree and dermatology residency at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Turner is in private practice at Mid-South Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, formerly Hall & Hall Dermatology dating to 1922. He and Malika Tuli Goorha, M.D. (Mohs surgeon and general dermatologist), their two physician assistants and one nurse practitioner conduct a very busy practice in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Memphis. Dr. Turner is a clinical professor at the University of Tennessee, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Memphis, and serves as a consult at St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare and others in Memphis.

Dr. Turner is a key opinion leader in the treatment of psoriasis with conventional, topical and systemic therapy including a large number of patients on biologics. He is on the advisory board of a number of pharmaceutical firms for which he provides consultation and clinical trials. He is a regional, national and international speaker on a number of dermatologic disorders. He is on the Presidentís Council, an executive member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and on the Bioterrorism Task Force for the American Academy of Dermatology. He serves the Dermatology Foundation as an active member of the Annenberg Circle.

Navy Captain Turner served and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve and was activated for Desert Storm in 1991.

Dr. Turner is married to Dr. E. Victoria Turner, who is an immunologist with St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital in Memphis. They are the parents of two children, Laura and Stephen, and four grandchildren.

Malika Tuli, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Malika Tuli was born and raised in Missouri.

She obtained her B.A. and M.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, 6-year program. Dr. Tuli went on to complete post-graduate training in dermatology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. She completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Dr. Tuli is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. Dr. Tuli is a clinical professor at the University of Tennessee, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine in Memphis, TN.

She has been practicing dermatology with an emphasis on Mohs micrographic surgery at Mid-South Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center since 2001. She also performs cosmetic dermatology procedures, including laser therapy, treatment with Botox and wrinkle filler treatments.

Dr. Tuli is married to Salil Goorha, M.D. Dr. Goorha practices hematology and oncology at UT Cancer Institute. He is also involved in research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. They are the proud parents of a daughter and a son.


Loree Easley, PA-C

Loree Easley is a Certified Physician Assistant who joined our practice in September 2008. Loree is a native Texan and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas in 2005. She then completed her Master of Physician Assistant studies from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 2008.

Mrs. Easley is licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Physician Assistant and is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Memphis Dermatology Society. She serves as an advisor for several dermatologic pharmaceutical companies and is a regional speaker on a variety of dermatologic disorders.

Mrs. Easley enjoys practicing dermatology and caring for patients by providing treatment and education about dermatologic disorders, as well, performing surgical and cosmetic procedures in our office.

Loree and her husband, John, have been married since 2008 and enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.


Allison King, NP-C

Allison King is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who joined the practice in 2008. Allison was born and raised in Searcy, AR, and received her B.A. in biology from the University of Mississippi in 2005. She then attended Vanderbilt University where she received her Registered Nurse training and Masters of Science in Nursing degree. Allison is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the State of Tennessee and is certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Mrs. King provides skin cancer screenings, addresses a variety of general dermatology needs, and performs cosmetic procedures. She assists Dr. Tuli in caring for Mohs Micrographic surgery patients. She is a member of the Memphis Dermatology Society, the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nursesí Association, and serves as the Mid- South regional president of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Allison is married to Steven, a native Memphian and an attorney at Baker Donelson law firm.


Marcia Starns, MPAS, PA-C

Marcia received her BS degree with distinction for Ottawa University, Kansas. She then earned an MS degree from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. Her previous occupations have included teaching college anatomy and physiology, working in kidney research and being a paramedic.

Ms. Starns completed her physician assistant degree at Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA with a Masters degree. She worked in cardiothoracic surgery at Ohio State University before specializing in dermatology. Prior to joining Cascade Eye & Skin Center, she had both clinical and research positions in dermatology in Arkansas and North Carolina.

Marcia enjoys all aspects of dermatology practice, including general dermatology, clinical trials, minor skin surgery and cosmetic dermatology. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is NCCPA certified.

Marcia is new to the Memphis area and is looking forward to spending more time with her son, who lives here.


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