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Terris, David J., MD

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Chairman of Otolaryngology
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
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Faculty Title

  • Professor of Otolaryngology,
  • Porubsky Distinguished Chair in Otolaryngology

Medical Degree

  • Duke University


  • Stanford University


  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery,
  • Stanford University


  • Clinical outcomes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery


  • English

Board Info

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Certified
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Certified

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David Terris is the Edward S. Porubsky Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.

He received his college degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Cornell University and his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Duke University.  He completed residency in Otolaryngology and a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at Stanford University.  Dr. Terris then joined the faculty at Stanford, and as an NIH-funded investigator, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure before being recruited to the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Terris is a pioneer in robotic and minimally invasive thyroid surgery.  He is the surgical director of the MCG Thyroid Center, and has a busy clinical practice that is limited to thyroid and parathyroid surgery.  Most recently, he became President-Elect of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and the Chair of the Otolaryngology Advisory Council of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Terris treats disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid including goiters, cancer of the thyroid/parathyroid, Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. Specializing in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid, Dr. Terris is a pioneer in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted neck surgery. He collaborates with Endocrinology in the surgical care of patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease.