Terry Shih, M.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Terry Shih is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Dr. Shih earned his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan and completed a health services research fellowship and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, both also at the University of Michigan.


  • A.B., 2004, Harvard University
  • M.D., 2009, University of Michigan Medical School
  • M.S., 2014, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Health Services Research Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, 2014
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, 2018
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2016

Memberships and associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Surgical Outcomes Club
  • Association for Academic Surgery


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Girotti ME, Shih T, Dimick JB. Health Policy Update: Rethinking Hospital Readmission as a Surgical Quality Measure. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(8):757-8. 
  • Shih T, Zhang M, Kommareddi M, Boeve TJ, Harrington SD, Holmes RJ, Theurer PF, Prager RL, Likosky DS. Center-level Variation in Infection Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014; 7(4):567-73. 
  • Gonzalez AA, Shih T, Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA. Using same-hospital readmission rates to estimate all-hospital readmission rates. J Am Coll Surg. 2014; 219(4):656-63.
  • Shih T, Ryan AM, Gonzalez AA, Dimick JB. Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program In Surgery May Disproportionately Affect Minority-Serving Hospitals. Ann Surg. 2015; 261(6): 1027-31.
  • Shih T, Cole AI, Al-Attar PM, Chakrabarti BS, Fardous HA, Helvie PF, Kemp MT, Lee C, Shtull-Leber E, Campbell DA Jr., Englesbe MJ. Reliability of Surgeon-Specific Reporting of Complications After Colectomy. Ann Surg. 2015; 261(5):920-5. 
  • Shih T, Chen LM, Nallamothu BK. Will Bundled Payments Change Health Care? Examining the Evidence Thus Far in Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015;131(24)2151-8.
  • Shih T, Paone G, Theurer PF, McDonald D, Shahian DM, Prager RL. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Version 2.73: More is Better! Ann Thorac Surg. 2015; 100(2): 516-21.
  • Scally CP, Shih T, Thumma JR, Dimick JB. Impact of a National Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Program on Medicare Expenditures. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016; 20(4) 70814.
  • Chen LM, Ryan AM, Shih T, Thumma JR, Dimick JB. Medicare’s Acute Care Episode Demonstration: Effects of Bundled Payments on Costs and Quality of Surgical Care. Health Serv Res. 2018;53(2):632-648.
  • Shih T, Dimick JB. Reducing the cost of left ventricular assist devices: Why it matters and can it be done? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;155(6):2466-8.


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