Medical College of Georgia
Department of Urology
Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Urology
The Graduate School
College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physician Assistant
Witherington Distinguished Chair in Urology, Surgery, Urology
Co-Director, Cancer Center
Martha K. Terris, MD, FACS, is Professor and Chair of the Department 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 350 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. Advancements in research, training, and patient care, lead by Dr. Terris, resulted in the Division of Urology being promoted to Department of Urology in 2023.
She has served as a member of the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME as well as Trustee of the American Board of Urology and 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. Dr. Terris’ recent honors include being named Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in cancer repeatedly, Urology Practice reviewer of the Year, the American Urological Association Distinguished Service Award, and is currently president-elect of the Georgia Urological Association.
Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer and Bladder Cancer, Urologic Education, Social Media
Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer