Dr. Michael Terry is in his 15th season as the Head Team Physician for the Blackhawks. He became the first head team physician in the NHL to travel with the team for all games during preseason and the regular season and has done so since the 2009-10 season. Dr. Terry and his staff are responsible for all team injuries and return-to-play decisions. He also coordinates other health care for team and organization when needed.
Dr. Terry also serves as team physician for Northwestern University's varsity athletes and was recently named The Snorf Family Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he specializes in Sports Medicine. He teaches residents and students at Northwestern, performs research there and serves as Program Director for the sports medicine fellowship.
Dr. Terry grew up in the Northwest suburbs and attended Wheeling High School before graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Illinois; he then graduated from The University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine prior to completing his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Terry then completed his fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at The Steadman-Hawkins clinic in Vail, Colo., before returning to Chicago to begin his career. His practice focus is orthopedic problems treated via arthroscopy as well as complex knee and shoulder surgery.
When not at the hospital or with the team, Dr. Terry enjoys golf and spending time with his wife, Lynne, and their children. He enjoys being on the sidelines of soccer, basketball and football games of his children: William, Allison and Thomas.