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Dr. Martha Terris named to American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons

Dr. Martha Terris has been named to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

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Dr. Martha Terris

This elite organization is limited to the top 75 urologists in the United States who are under 65. Membership is by invitation only, and spots only open when a member dies or ages out. Members share and discuss the latest advances, research and opinions in the field of urology.

“This is the premier organization in our field. It represents most of the leadership in academic urology and in the American Urologic Association,” said Terris, who is the Witherington Distinguished Chair in Urology and Section Chief of Urology. “I was really, really flattered to be nominated and elected to it.”

She joined the faculty of Augusta University in 2002 from her previous faculty position in the Department of Urology at Stanford University. She led the Medical College of Georgia urology residency training program as program director from 2004 to earlier in 2020, taking it from a one-resident-per-year program on probation to currently three residents per year with no citations and earning commendations for the past 10 years. She was selected as chief of the Section of Urology in 2011 and serves as a surgical oncologist at the Georgia Cancer Center.

Terris serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Urology and has previously served as president of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors and the Society of Women in Urology. She is a past member of the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Terris is an author on over 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-investigator with the Augusta University basic scientists on over $4 million in research grants.

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