David Terris is the Edward S. Porubsky Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgia Health Sciences University and Surgical Director of the GHSU Thyroid Center.
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 and has a busy clinical practice that is limited to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has developed a new Robotic facelift thyroidectomy that results in a “scarless” surgery. Most recently, he became President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and the Chair of the Otolaryngology Advisory Council of the American College of Surgeons.
Area of Specialization
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Areas of clinical practice limited to 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.
Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, endoscopic neck surgery, and robotic neck surgery.