Augusta University Thyroid and Parathyroid Center


Augusta University Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

The Augusta University Thyroid/Parathyroid Center at Augusta University is a specialized multidisciplinary center including the expertise of endocrinologists, surgeons and radiologists dedicated to providing outstanding medical and surgical care for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease. This “one-stop care” approach serves patients with the full range of structural and functional thyroid and parathyroid disorders. State-of-the-art diagnostic tests include advanced techniques such as endoscopic (minimally invasive) thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid and parathyroid conditions such as thyroid nodules, multinodular goiters, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia.

Welcome to our practice

Dr. David Terris

Dr. David J. Terris
Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgical

Dr. Terris is Surgical Director of the Augusta University Thyroid / Parathyroid Center and a pioneer in robotic and minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has published four books and more than 200 articles, and does hundreds of thyroid and parathyroid operations each year.

Dr. Terris went to college at Cornell University and medical school at Duke University. His surgical training was at Stanford University. After nine years on the faculty at Stanford, he became Chairman of Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia, (now Augusta University). 

In 2014, Dr. Terris stepped down from the chair position in order to focus on his clinical practice.

Dr. Edward Chin

Dr. Edward Chin
Thyroid/Medical

Dr. Chin obtained his medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester and his Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the prestigious National Institutes of Health. He was on faculty at UAB before coming to Augusta University.

Dr. Chin is Medical Director of the Augusta University Thyroid / Parathyroid Center and his clinical activities focus on the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer and nodules. He does more than 200 ultrasound-guided biopsies of the thyroid gland each year.

Dr. Anthony Mulloy

Dr. Anthony Mulloy
Parathyroid/Medical

Dr. Mulloy went to college at Texas A&M University and then attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and is Senior Associate Vice President of Clinical Research Administration at Augusta University.

Dr. Mulloy has a very specialized clinical practice which focuses on parathyroid disorders and bone endocrinology. He has published widely on this topic and is frequently consulted for these conditions.

Dr. Paul Biddinger

Dr. Paul Biddinger 
Thyroid Pathology

Dr. Biddinger went to college at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences and then attended the University  of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is currently Chief of Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Service Chief of  Anatomic Pathology Adult and Children's Hospital of Georgia, Medical Director of Histology and Immunohistochemistry labs, and Medical Director of Cytogenetics.

Dr. Biddinger is specialized clinically in thyroid pathology, head and neck pathology, pulmonary pathology, and neoplastic pathology.

Dr. Darko Pucar

Dr. Darko Pucar
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Pucar went to medical college at the University of Belgrade, Serbia and attended Mayo graduate school and earned his PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Section of Nuclear Medicine/PET.

Dr. Pucar is specialized clinically in PET/CT, general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and therapy, prostate MRI and body MRI.

 

Medical Evaluations: Phone 706-721-2131, Fax 706-721-6892
Surgical Evaluations: Phone 706-721-4400, Fax 706-721-0112