Michelle Terry, M.D.

Medical Director

Michelle Terry, MD is an experienced clinician, educator, advocate and former regulator.   Board certified in general pediatrics and current in the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification (MOC), she has worked as an office-based pediatrician in both a physician-owned private practice and in an academic group practice.


Currently, Dr. Terry sees patients as a hospitalist in the division of general pediatrics and hospital medicine at Seattle Children’s. As a clinical professor of pediatrics, Dr. Terry has taught courses at the University of Washington School of Medicine for many years, and most recently has served as the course chair for the African American health disparities seminar, and as the director of the medical school’s pre-matriculation program for entering medical students, as well as the department of pediatrics director for student advising.  


From 2005-2007, Dr. Terry received an award from the Open Society Foundations to work on advocacy projects regarding access to maternal child health services, and she currently consults to the Washington State Department of Children Youth and Families for concerns related to children in foster care. 


From 2012-2017, Dr. Terry was appointed by two governors to the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission, now rebranded as the Washington Medical Commission, and is a past chair of the commission - its mission is to protect the public via licensing, education, policy, and discipline. After service on the medical commission ended, she has been a consultant to a health law firm, Coopersmith Law and Strategy. Dr. Terry has been widely quoted in the popular press on topics related to child health and safety.


Dr. Terry received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, MD from Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. Terry, along with her husband and three children, have made the Northwest home for over 20 years.

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