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Peter B. Terry, M.D.

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  • Professor of Medicine


Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine more

Research Interests

End-of-life medical decision making; Medical ethics; Pulmonary Physiology more



  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine
  • Medicine - Pulmonary and Respiratory

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1968)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1973)
  • Medicine; University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1970)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Diseases (Baltimore MD) (1974)
  • Mayo Clinic (1975)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1973)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (1976)

Additional Training

  • M.A. Philosophy Georgetown University (1993)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Terry PB, Pearse DB. “When right is redundant.” Chest. 2015 Jun;147(6):e238. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-0204. No abstract available.

Garibaldi BT, West NE, Illei PB, Terry PB. “Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia following a jalapeño grease fire.” Chest. 2015 Feb;147(2):e31-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1338.

Daugherty Biddison EL, Gwon H, Schoch-Spana M, Cavalier R, White DB, Dawson T, Terry PB, London AJ, Regenberg A, Faden R, Toner ES. “The community speaks: understanding ethical values in allocation of scarce lifesaving resources during disasters.” Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jun;11(5):777-83. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201310-379OC.

Sharma RK, Hughes MT, Nolan MT, Tudor C, Kub J, Terry PB, Sulmasy DP. Family understanding of seriously-ill patient preferences for family involvement in healthcare decision making. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug;26(8):881-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1717-6. Epub 2011 Apr 16. PMID: 21499822

Nolan MT, Hughes MT, Kub J, Terry PB, Astrow A, Thompson RE, Clawson L, Texeira K, Sulmasy DP. “Development and validation of the Family Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale.” Palliat Support Care. 2009 Sep;7(3):315-21. doi: 10.1017/S1478951509990241.

Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Past Chairman, Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee

Patient Ratings & Comments

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