University of Nebraska Medical Center

W.T. Hillman Terzian, MD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Medical Director, Emergency General Surgery, UNMC

W.T. Hillman Terzian, MD

Dr. Terzian is an acute care surgeon who specializes in trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery. He is interested in clinical research, quality improvement, and program building.

Within the Division of Acute Care Surgery, he serves as the emergency general surgery medical director, the advanced practice provider medical director, and the physician assistant program clinical preceptor. Within the Department of Surgery, he is core faculty for the general surgery residency and serves on the program evaluation committee and clinical competency committee. Within the hospital, he serves on the antimicrobial stewardship committee and patient outcomes committee.

  • MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Residency: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Acute Care Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Board Certification
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
Research Interests
Dr. Terzian's research interests include emergency general surgery topics such as necrotizing soft tissue infections and small bowel obstructions, as well as quality and process improvement for both trauma and emergency general surgery.
Professional Memberships
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • Association for Academic Surgery 
  • Eastern Trauma Association 
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine 
  • Surgical Infection Society 
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress