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Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS

Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS


Dr. Terry Sarantou is a surgical oncologist and member of the academic faculty of the division of surgical oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute and department of general surgery at the Carolinas Health Care System in Charlotte, NC. He is a board-certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, completed a general surgery residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, and a surgical oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, CA. He holds an academic appointment as a clinical professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Sarantou served as North Carolina State Chair for the ACS Cancer Liaison Program for nine years and is a member of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the CoC Cancer Liaison Committee. He was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to head the committee responsible for writing the North Carolina State Cancer plan and is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the ACS. Dr. Sarantou is a member of the Board of Governors of the ACS and is Chair of the Patient Education Workgroup. He is Chairman of the Standards and Accreditation Committee of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and gives lectures for the NAPBC on building an interdisciplinary breast team. He is also the chair of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Ethics Committee and a member of the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project Breast Committee.

Dr. Sarantou is married and has two children and lives in Charlotte, NC.