Martha Terris

Section Chief

Martha Terris

Section Chief


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Urology

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physician Assistant

Other Duties

Witherington Distinguished Chair in Urology, Surgery, Urology

Co-Director, Cancer Center


Dr. Terris 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 her training, she remained at Stanford as faculty member in the Department of Urology and Chief of Urology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she was successful in accrual funding, mentoring resident/student research, published extensively, participated in numerous clinical trials, and maintained a busy clinical practice. Dr. Terris joined the faculty at GHSU and the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2002. She was named 2003-2004 Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. Dr. Terris assumed the position of Program Director for the Urology Residency Training Program in 2003, Chief of Urology and serves as president of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors and is a member of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. She has been repeatedly named to Top Doctors in America and America’s Best Doctors.

  • (706) 721-9977
  • BA 8412


  • MD, Medicine University of Mississippi, 1986

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Mississippi State University, 1982


  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 2003

  • Urology American Board of Urology, 1997

  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • American Urological Association’s 2022 Distinguished Service Award AUA, 2022

  • AUA Research Award AUA, 2022

  • Top Doc Award 2022

  • America's Top Docs in Cancer 2016

  • Top Docs 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I
  • SURG 5352

    Urologic Research
  • RURO 5000

  • SURG 5350

    Urology Externship
  • RSUR 5000


Teaching Interests

Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer and Bladder Cancer, Robotic Surgery


Selected Recent Publications

  • Association of Obesity-Related Hemodilution of Prostate-Specific Antigen, Dihydrotestosterone, and Testosterone, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Editorial Comment, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Female, Black, and Unmarried Patients Are More Likely to Present With Metastatic Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Re: Mental Health Outcomes in Elderly Men with Prostate Cancer, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Clinical Disparities for Minorities and Foreign-Born Men With Undescended Versus Descended Testicular Germ Cell Tumors, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Prostate Cancer

Department Service

  • MAS 2016 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • Rinker Urological Meeting 2008 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Mentor undergrad students 2015 - 2016

    Role: Mentor

College Service

  • MCG Physician Informaticists Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Prostate Cancer Prostate Diseases 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Canadian Journal of Urology 2008 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Urology 2002 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member