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Martha Terris

Martha K. Terris MD

Witherington Distinguished Professor and Chief of Urology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Martha K. Terris, MD, FACS, is Professor and Chief of the Section of Urology, holding the Witherington Distinguished Chair in Urology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She received her general surgery training at Duke University and urologic surgery training at Stanford University. Her urologic oncology fellowship training, also at Stanford, focused on prostate cancer diagnosis and staging. After completion of training in 1995, she remained at Stanford as faculty member in the Department of Urology and Chief of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was a founding member of the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital (SEARCH) Database.  Her continued collaboration with database research as well as with leaders in urologic basic science has generated significant grant funding and over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Dr. Terris joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia and the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2002 as Professor of Urology and Chief of Urology at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she started the robotic surgery program. She assumed the position of Program Director for the Urology Residency Training Program in 2003. Under her leadership, the program grew from one resident per year to three residents per year with a robust training program launching residents into fellowship and academic careers or successful independent practices. She has served on several leadership committees within the medical school and healthcare system and was elected Chair of the Credentials Committee and President of the Medical Staff at the Medical College of Georgia.  Dr. Terris became Chair of the Division of Urology and invested as the Witherington Distinguished Professor and Chair of Urology in 2011.

She has served as a member of the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME as well as president of the Society of University Urologists and the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors. She has also served on numerous committees of the Georgia Urological Association, the Southeastern Section of the AUA, and the American Urological Association. She is currently serving as Trustee for the American Board of Urology.