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Peter B. Terry, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests: End-of-life medical decision making; Medical ethics


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle Asthma and Allergy Center Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

1830 E. Monument Street 1830 Building 5th Floor Pulmonary Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Peter B. Terry is a professor of medicine and an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. 

Dr. Terry received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. His internship and residency in internal medicine were completed at the University of Connecticut and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine was completed at Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. In 1993, he completed a master’s degree in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Terry has been a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions since 1975. 

He is past chairman of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and he teaches ethics to the Department of Medicine housestaff. more


  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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

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