University of California San Francisco

Terry, Michael
Michael J. Terry, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


1001 Potrero Avenue, #307
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 628-206-4643
Fax: 628-206-5484


    Michael J. Terry, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006. During this time, he completed a one year research fellowship at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan as part of the MIT-Japan Program, and was later selected to participate in the prestigious HHMI-NIH Research Scholar Program. He then went on to complete a combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery residency at Yale University, where he received training in reconstructive plastic surgery, microsurgery, and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Terry dedicated an additional year of fellowship training at the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University to studying complex hand/upper extremity surgery with Dr. David Chiu.

    Dr. Terry’s areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of disorders of the hand and wrist; surgical reconstruction of defects of the head and neck, torso, and extremities; aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, nose, face, and neck; and body-contouring surgery of the breasts, abdomen, arms, and legs.



    2006 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY - M.D. 
    1999 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, B.S. in Biology


    2006-2009 Yale University, Resident, General Surgery 
    2009-2012 Yale University, Resident, Plastic Surgery


    2012-2013 NYU-Langone Medical Center, Hand Surgery Fellowship

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery of the Hand/Upper Extremity

    General Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Microvascular Surgery

    Peripheral Nerve/Brachial Plexus Surgery

    Facial Rejuvenation

    Body Contouring/Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

    Breast Reduction

    Breast Augmentation

    Burn/Trauma Reconstruction

    Reconstruction after skin cancer excision

    Research Interests

    Improving outcomes for flexor tendon repair utilizing novel suture techniques

    Measurement and documentation of outcomes in the field of hand surgery


    1. Total Talar and Navicular Extrusions: A Case Report.
      Lalchandani GR, Hung NJ, Janghala A, Terry M, Morshed S| | View in PubMed
    2. Surgical Treatment of Granulomatous Breast Deformities Caused by Injection of Foreign Substances in Transgender Women: A Case Series and Algorithm.
      Cordero DM, Srinivasa D, Barnes LL, Ray E, Terry MJ| | View in PubMed
    3. Management of soft-tissue coverage of open tibia fractures in Latin America: Techniques, timing, and resources.
      MacKechnie MC, Flores MJ, Giordano V, Terry MJ, Garuz M, Lee N, Padilla Rojas LG, MacKechnie MA, Bidolegui F, Brown K, Quintero JE, Ding A, Sanchez Valenciano CG, Tabares Neyra H, Segovia J, Aguilar D, van Lieshout EM, Verhofstad MH, Miclau T| | View in PubMed
    4. Composite Vascularized Autograft Elbow Transplant: A Case Report.
      Pathak N, Sides EE, Piper SL, Lee CK, Hansen SL, Terry MJ, Lattanza LL| | View in PubMed
    5. Fireworks-Related Injuries to the Hand: Opportunity for Plastic Surgeon Advocacy.
      Abdou SA, Sharif-Askary B, Charipova K, Reavey PL, Thanik VD, Sandvall B, Friedrich J, Lipira AB, Terry MJ, Tom LK| | View in PubMed
    6. The Impact of Inadequate Soft-tissue Coverage following Severe Open Tibia Fractures in Tanzania.
      Holler JT, MacKechnie MC, Albright PD, Morshed S, Shearer DW, Terry MJ| | View in PubMed
    7. Knowledge deficits and barriers to performing soft-tissue coverage procedures: An analysis of participants in an orthopaedic surgical skills training course in Mexico.
      Albright PD, Mackechnie MC, Jackson JH, Chopra A, Holler JT, Flores Biard A, Padilla Rojas LG, Morshed S, Miclau T, Shearer DW, Terry MJ| | View in PubMed
    8. Barriers to Performing Soft Tissue Reconstruction Procedures among Orthopedic Surgeons in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Results of a Surgical Skills Training Course.
      Holler JT, Albright P, Challa S, Ali SH, Martins D, Keys K, Shearer DW, Terry MJ| | View in PubMed
    9. Can a 2-Day Course Teach Orthopaedic Surgeons Rotational Flap Procedures? An Evaluation of Data From the Nepal SMART Course Over 2 years.
      Challa S, Conway D, Wu HH, Bisht R, Sherchan B, Lamichhane A, Shearer DW, Terry M, Gillenwater J| | View in PubMed
    10. Obstacles to the Care of Patients With Multicomponent Volar Wrist Lacerations at a County Hospital.
      Vaughn CJ, Raghavan SS, Hansen SL, Terry MJ| | View in PubMed
    11. Hueston revisited: use of acellular dermal matrix following fasciectomy for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease.
      Terry MJ, Sue GR, Goldberg C, Narayan D| | View in PubMed
    12. A case of unilateral coronal synostosis in a child with craniofacial microsomia.
      Terry MJ, Ascherman JA| | View in PubMed
    13. Repair of palatal bone defects using osteogenically differentiated fat-derived stem cells.
      Conejero JA, Lee JA, Parrett BM, Terry M, Wear-Maggitti K, Grant RT, Breitbart AS| | View in PubMed
    14. Primary sequence independence for prion formation.
      Ross ED, Edskes HK, Terry MJ, Wickner RB| | View in PubMed
    15. Lentiviral gene therapy with platelet-derived growth factor B sustains accelerated healing of diabetic wounds over time.
      Man LX, Park JC, Terry MJ, Mason JM, Burrell WA, Liu F, Kimball BY, Moorji SM, Lee JA, Breitbart AS| | View in PubMed
    16. Methyl-CpG binding domain column chromatography as a tool for the analysis of genomic DNA methylation.
      Shiraishi M, Sekiguchi A, Oates AJ, Terry MJ, Miyamoto Y, Sekiya T| | View in PubMed
    17. Variable estimation of genomic DNA methylation: a comparison of methyl-CpG binding domain column chromatography and bisulfite genomic sequencing.
      Shiraishi M, Sekiguchi A, Oates AJ, Terry MJ, Miyamoto Y, Tanaka K, Sekiya T| | View in PubMed
    18. A comprehensive catalog of CpG islands methylated in human lung adenocarcinomas for the identification of tumor suppressor genes.
      Shiraishi M, Sekiguchi A, Terry MJ, Oates AJ, Miyamoto Y, Chuu YH, Munakata M, Sekiya T| | View in PubMed
    19. HOX gene clusters are hotspots of de novo methylation in CpG islands of human lung adenocarcinomas.
      Shiraishi M, Sekiguchi A, Oates AJ, Terry MJ, Miyamoto Y| | View in PubMed