Terry Elliott, B.S., M.Ed., PA-C, is a board certified physician’s assistant and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Ms. Elliott also serves as practice manager where she trains and currently supervises the staff of the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. She is an outspoken advocate of patient rights and has instituted policies that focus on clinical ethics while optimizing the patient experience. In addition, Ms. Elliott is also an integral part of several educational initiates organized through the Osborne Head and Neck Foundation that seek to mentor aspiring young clinicians.
A native of Southern California, Terry has always been intrigued by medicine and patient care and has cultivated those interests through a noteworthy academic career as well as extensive clinical experience spanning more than two decades.
Terry began her formal science education in the field of Molecular Biology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Her interest in science grew during her early college career as she began to explore the body’s inner workings on a cellular level. An insatiable drive for advancing her understanding of medical science led her to also explore various extracurricular opportunities in volunteer and humanitarian work while at CSUN. Terry completed her undergraduate program at the top of her class and she was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in the field of Molecular Biology.
Throughout her early career, Terry discovered that she had a passion and skill for relating what she had learned to other young minds. She decided to compliment her science focused training by seeking a degree in education. Terry was offered admission by CSUN to the Masters of Education program (M.Ed.). Upon graduation Terry applied for and became a credentialed educator in the state of California.
Terry was offered admission to the Physician’s Assistant program at the Drew/UCLA School of Medicine (PA-C). During her clinical training Terry rediscovered her passion for medicine and excelled in her program, graduating at the top of her class. In addition to expanding her clinical acumen, Terry furthered her understanding of public policy issues as well as patient advocacy initiatives. These experiences would soon shape the humanistic focus and goals of her professional career. Armed with a newly expanded clinical understanding, a passion for teaching others, and a desire to change the patient experience, Terry began her professional career as practice manager for the internationally renowned Osborne Head and Neck Institute.
In addition to her current numerous responsibilities at OHNI, Terry’s is currently pursuing doctorate level training (PhD) in the field of Medical Sciences.