Porubsky Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Surgical Director of MCG Thyroid Center
Medical College of Georgia

Dr. Terris was born in New York, and went to college at Cornell University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction in biology. From there he attended the Duke University Medical School, from which he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. This was followed by a surgical internship and then Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery training at Stanford Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at Stanford and then joined their full-time faculty in July of 1994. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2001, then became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in 2002, where he now occupies the Porubsky Endowed Professorship.

He is the recipient of several research grants, including an NIH grant investigating oxygen tension of tumors. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen book chapters and more than 120 journal articles. He is the member of numerous medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery and the American Laryngological Association.

He is Co-Director of the Georgia Thyroid/ Parathyroid Center and the Head and Neck Comprehensive Tumor Board and has a busy clinical practice as well as active clinical investigative research. His national activities include membership on the Committees for Head and Neck Oncology and Telemedicine.

Area of Specialization
Fellowship training in head and neck cancer surgery.

Clinical Practice
Areas of clinical practice include thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is a pioneer in minimally invasive neck surgery, and is the first otolaryngologist in the world  to investigate robotic surgery in the head and neck.

Research Interests
Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, endoscopic neck surgery, and robotic neck surgery.

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