Dr. Robert Terreberry

Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs
Biomedical Affairs
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor of Anatomy
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Address:
Leon Levine Hall of Medicine
Room 188
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Dr. Terreberry is a classically-trained anatomist with extensive teaching experience at the medical school level in human gross anatomy, neuroscience and histology. He has taught at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to joining the CUSOM faculty. He participates in the anatomy and neuroscience components of the CUSOM pre-clinical curriculum. His research interests initially focused on cortical control of autonomic function in rats, and more recently, he has been interested in medical education. He is a member of both the American Association of Anatomists and the Society for Neuroscience.


  • BS - Benedictine University
  • PhD (Anatomy) - Loyola University of Chicago
  • Over 30 years of experience teaching the anatomical sciences at the medical school level.

Awards, Recognition & Honors

  • 2010 Voted Educator of the Quarter by the CCOM Class of 2012
  • 2009 Received “Above and Beyond” award from Dean of CCOM and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, CCOM
  • 2005 Voted Outstanding Faculty member of the Year by the CCOM Class of 2008 for the 2004 – 2005 academic year


  • American Association of Anatomists
  • Society for Neuroscience.


  • Recent Publications include:
  • Mitchell, T, Newton, B.W., Terreberry, R.R. and VanCura, M.X. Video Dissections to Determine the Usefulness of Synthetic Cadavers vs. Real Cadavers. HAPS Educator Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society 20(3):115-118, 2016.
  • Newton, B.W., Rau, J.N., Rodgers, S.A., Hong, M.Y. and Terreberry, R.R. A New Type of Non-Recurrent Inferior Laryngeal Nerve in a Cadaver with a Right Retroesophageal Subclavian Artery. Submitted for publication. 2016.
  • Kuo, Y.P., Newton, B.W. and Terreberry, R. R. Improving Exam Quality Through A Peer-Review. AACOM, 2016.
  • LaRose, E., Ninad, N., Brenseke, B., Reisner, H., Siddiqui, A., Newton, B., Terreberry, R., Anderson, F., and Mitchell, T. Collaborative anatomy-pathology project: integrating clinical science into the pre-clinical curriculum. American Association of Anatomists, 2016.
  • Newton, B.W., Mitchell, T., Terreberry, R. R., and Anderson, F. A Novel Approach To Enhance Learning In The Gross Anatomy Laboratory Using Live Video Student Demonstrations. IAMSE, 2014.