Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD


Dr. Terzic has been a member of the Mayo Clinic staff since 1992 and was the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 2011 -2020. She holds the academic rank of Professor and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center and she is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Terzic earned her medical degree from Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and a PhD. from Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She completed fellowship and postgraduate training at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Terzic has reported research findings in over 90 manuscripts and textbook chapters. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Cell Biology, Science Translational Medicine, as well as in specialized journals, including Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, Circulation, Circulation Research, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Genome Biology and Stem Cells. She is active on a number of national and international specialty societies and is recognized for her groundbreaking research and contributions to clinical guidelines and practice in the area of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.Dr. Terzic was also a competitive fencer since the age of 8 and a member of the national fencing team of Venezuela during the years 1978-1992. She entered The Sport Hall of Fame in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 2012. Dr. Terzic serves on the MN Regional SCIMS Executive Committee.

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