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Jamie E. Terry, M.D., MHCE, FACS

General Summary

In private practice as a general surgeon for more than a decade, Dr. Jamie Terry is well known inside Houston medical circles and in the community at large. An Ohio native, Dr. Terry has been active in Houston since 1989.

In 1995, she opened a general surgery practice with a special focus on breast cancer education, prevention and treatment. In 2010, she joined Texas Breast Specialists.


Dr. Terry graduated with Honors from Stanford University in 1984. She moved to Houston from Chicago in 1989 after graduating medical school at Northwestern University. Since then, she has established herself as a leader in our medical community.

In 1994, Dr. Terry became the first African-American woman, and only the third female, to graduate from the general surgery training program at St. Joseph Hospital. She has received specialized training in image-guided breast biopsies, laparascopic surgery and advanced trauma life support.

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Terry served on the board of trustees of the Houston Chapter of the American Cancer Society and as a medical advisor for Sisters Network, a national breast cancer survivor’s support group. Dr. Terry’s commitment to community service begins with her patients. She is an advocate for breast cancer awareness and has spoken to countless audiences on the subject.

Dr. Terry has received numerous honors including the Physician 5-star Award for Outstanding Achievement by US Family Health Plan; the Breast Health & Awareness Committee Award for Outstanding Service from the American Cancer Society; and was nominated one of Houston’s Top Docs in 2004. She also serves as a radio and television commentator on breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Terry appeared on “Ask the Doctor” every Tuesday on Fox 26 Morning News in 2005, to answer community health concerns. “Ask the Doctor” was Houston’s only live, viewer-driven physician report.

Surgery Locations

  • HCA Houston Healthcare – Houston Medical Center
  • HCA Houston Healthcare – Pearland
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital – Houston
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast
  • Women's Hospital of Texas – Houston

Office & Outpatient

  • Abscess Drainage
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Sonography and Ultrasound
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • L-DEX Lymphedema Assessment and Measurement
  • Mediport Removal
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - Stereotactic Guided
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - US Guided
  • Partial Breast Radiation Catheter Insertion (SAVI, Contura, Mammosite)
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stereotactic Needle Biopsies

Surgical Procedures

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumors
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy
  • Hidden Scar Lumpectomy & Mastectomy
  • Hidden Scar Surgery
  • Lumpectomy - Partial Mastectomy - Quadrantectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Nipple Duct Excision
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Partial Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Tissue Rearrangement
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Wire Localization Excisional Biopsy

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Other Information

Dr. Terry is married to Nelson C. Anthony, and they are the parents of twin boys.