Adam Terella, MD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Vermont (VT) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2015)
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado, School of Medicine (2014)
  • Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant, American Academy of Otolaryngology (2011)
    Humanitarian Efforts Committee Award
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award, University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology (2009)
  • John Dewey Honors Scholar, University of Vermont (2001)

Research Interests

My research interests focus on wound healing and tissue engineering. My clinical research interests are focused on clinical outcomes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Publications

  • Hirsch S. Terella AM. Cranial Nerve Repair and Rehabilitation. In: Contemporary Skull Base Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide to Functional Preservation. Youssef, S. Springer
  • Misch E. Terella AM. Skin Grafts and Local Flaps. In: ENT Secrets. Fifth Edition. Ed. Scholes, M., Ramakrishnan. VR Elsevier.
  • Hirsch S.,Terella AM. Facial Reanimation. In: ENT Secrets. Fifth Edition. Ed. Scholes, M., Ramakrishnan. VR Elsevier.
  • Misch E. Terella AM. Anatomy and Embryology with Radiologic Correlates: Facial Plastic Surgery and Trauma. In: ENT Secrets. Fifth Edition. Ed. Scholes, M., Ramakrishnan. VR Elsevier.
  • Sokoya F, Poonia S, Terella A. Measuring Tissue Perfusion with Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34516929
  • Brodsky MA, Rezac L, Terella A, Brown M. Tissue Expansion Before Mohs Micrographic Surgery for a Large Scalp Tumor. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jul 1;47(7):997-998. PubMed PMID: 34167131
  • Misch ES, Terella AM. High-Risk Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers: Identification, Management, and Reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2020 Apr;36(2):141-147. PubMed PMID: 32413921
  • Cass ND, Terella AM. Reconstruction of the Cheek. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Feb;27(1):55-66. PubMed PMID: 30420073
  • Cass ND, Terella AM. Reconstruction of the Cheek. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Feb;27(1):55-66. PubMed PMID: 30420073
  • Sokoya M, Brown M, Terella A. A Large Surgical Defect of the Central Forehead. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Jul;45(7):975-978. PubMed PMID: 29381547
  • Sokoya M, Brown M, Terella A. A Large Surgical Defect of the Central Forehead. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29381547
  • Axibal E, Terella A, Ricci D, Brown M. Neuropraxia of the Spinal Accessory Nerve After Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Sep;43(9):1192-1195. PubMed PMID: 28538032
  • Ramakrishnan VR, Terella AM, Poonia S, Chiu AG, Palmer JN. Osseous Repair in Minimally Invasive Reconstruction of Anterior Skull Base Defects. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):36-39. PubMed PMID: 27875509
  • Barham HP, Collister P, Eusterman VD, Terella AM. The Relationship of the Facial Nerve to the Condylar Process: A Cadaveric Study with Implications for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. Int J Otolaryngol. 2015;2015:715126. PubMed PMID: 26421016
  • Terella AM, Wang TD, Kim MM. Complications in periorbital surgery. Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Feb;29(1):64-70. PubMed PMID: 23426754
  • Terella AM, Wang TD. Technical considerations in endoscopic brow lift. Clin Plast Surg. 2013 Jan;40(1):105-15. PubMed PMID: 23186760
  • Stevens C. Getz A. Hink E. Terella A. "Fibrous Dysplasia of the Frontal Sinus Presenting with Periorbital Emphysema" Case Reports in Otolaryngology (submitted)
  • Kalmanson O. Misch E, Terella A. "Hyaluronic Acid Fillers may be Longer-Lasting than Previously Described: A Case Report of Delayed Filler-Associated Facial Cellulitis" JPRAS Open (submitted 12/2021)
  • Stevens, C. Misch, E. Getz, A. Hink, E. Terella. A. Fibrous Dysplasia of the Frontal Sinus Presenting with Periorbital Emphysema. Surgical Case Reports. 2121, March 17. http://dx.doi.org/10.31487/j.SCR.2021.03.10
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Member
  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

UCHealth Facial Nerve Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Court
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 6th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

CU Medicine Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 304
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-9407

UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-3950

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification (2012)
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Specialized Training (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Paralysis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Plastics and Cosmetics
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My areas of clinical interest and expertise include nasal surgery (aesthetic and functional septoplasty/rhinoplasty), facial rejuvenation (facelift, necklift, browlift), oculoplastic surgery (blepharoplasty), facial reconstruction following cancer resection and skin cancer surgery (MOHS), facial nerve reanimation, scar revision, otoplasty ear reconstruction, earlobe repair, benign and malignant skin lesion removal, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures (injectable fillers and neuromodulators), cleft lip and palate repair, cleft rhinoplasty

Care Philosophy
I aim to provide the highest level of care to all patients. I aim to effectively communicate with patients and include them as active participants in their treatment planning.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and 2 daughters, cycling, and skiing.

Volunteer Activities
Humanitarian Mission Work: Lambyaeque, Peru, Cleft lip/palate/rhinoplasty, 35 cases performed. FACES Organization. 1/2012

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Vermont (VT) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2012)
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Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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