Departmentsالعلاج الطبيعي وإعادة التأهيلطب القلب والأوعية الدمويةSpecialty Groupsعيادة صحة القلب والأوعية الدمويةLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryDr. Terzic earned her medical degree from the University Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1987 and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Mayo Graduate School, Rochester MN in 1996. She completed Residency (Clinician Investigator) in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Mayo Clinic in 2003. Dr. Terzic is a Consultant in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester with a joint appointment in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Mayo Clinic, Rochester from 2011 until 2020 and currently is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic. As a clinician, Dr. Terzic specializes in cardiovascular rehabilitation and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Her research work has been focused in the area of regenerative medicine, stem cells biology and cellular differentiation, specifically in cardiac regeneration and cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Terzic has reported research findings in over 90 manuscripts and textbook chapters. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Cell Biology, Science Translational Medicine, as well as in specialized journals, including Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, Circulation, Circulation Research, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Genome Biology and Stem Cells. Dr. Terzic is an editorial board member of several prominent journals including American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Avances Cardiologicos, and Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. She has received many awards and honors including the National Association of Academic Physiatrists Distinguished Academician Award. She is active on a number of national and international specialty societies and is recognized globally for her research and contributions to the clinical guidelines and practice in the area of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Dr. Terzic has served on the Board of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2009-2010) and contributed to the current 2020 Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs. She is member of the Advisory Board of the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training program (RMSTP), ad a CO-Pi of the Alliance for regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T), an NIH-funded resource center supporting research collaborations and educational opportunities in the area of regenerative rehabilitation medicine. Conditions treatedBack painCervical spondylosisDegenerative disk diseaseFunctional limitationHerniated diskLumbar spondylosisMuscular dystrophyNeck painSciaticaSpinal pain Procedures performedCardiac rehabilitationMusculoskeletal examPhysical examinationRehabilitation therapy InterestsSports medicineNeuromuscular diseasesRegenerative medicine and stem cell-based cardiac repairNuclear transportIntracellular calcium homeostasisNeuromuscular diseases: muscular dystrophiesImproving Prosthetic FunctionDefects in Huntington's Disease Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2003ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2003ResidentClinician Investigator, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2003Clinician InvestigatorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2003ResidentDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1999ResidentPreliminary Internal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1999InternshipDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1998Post-doctoral FellowshipCardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine1996PhDPharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1996Predoctoral StudentPharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1996PhD - PharmacologyMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science1996Graduate FellowshipInter-American Bank of Development and Venezuelan National Council of Research, Science and Technology1994MSci - Physiology and BiophysicsVenezuelan National Institute for Research1990ResidentUniversity Hospital, Barquisimeto, Venezuela1987MDUniversity Centro Occidental Lisandro AlvaradoShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2005Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAwards and honors20212020-2021 Clinical Innovation AwardMayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation2020Excellence in QualityMayo Clinic2017Individual Mayo Clinic Diversity Champion AwardMayo Clinic Rochester, Office of Diversity and Inclusion2012Sports Hall of FameSports Hall of Fame2011Honorary Professorship - AscardioCardiovascular Institute (Ascardio)2011AAP Distinguished Academician AwardAssociation of Academic Physiatrists2008Traveling Fellow of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation MedicineJapanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine2008Traveling Fellow of the Japanese Assocation of Rehabilitation MedicineJapanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine2003Swiss Pfizer Price in Cardiovascular Research for the research work entitled "Calreticulin confers a key role for calcium in cardiac myofibrillogenesis"Pfizer2002Outstanding Senior Research Presentation AwardDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2002Earl Elkins Award for outstanding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ResidentMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration1996Creation of the Carmen Militza Perez National Award for excellence in academic and sports accomplishments, in honor of Carmen M. Perez-TerzicVenezuelan Ministry of Education1994Mayo Graduate School ScholarshipMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration1994Young Investigator AwardMinistry of Science, Government of the Republic of Venezuela1994Antonio Jose de Sucre Award for academic excellenceMinistry of Education, Government of the Republic of Venezuela1993Maria Torrealba AwardCity of Barquisimeto Mayor's Award, Barquisimeto, Venezuela1992National Jose Felix Ribas AwardMinistry of Family and Education, Government of the Republic of Venezuela1992Graduate Studies ScholarshipVenezuelan Council for Science and Technology1987Chancellor's recognition as the top graduate of the 1987 medical school classLisandro Alvarado Mid-Western University, Barquisimeto, Venezuela1979Recognition as the top graduate of the 1979 classHigh School Board of Governors, Barquisimeto, Venezuela1976Recognition for outstanding achievements during high school education (Mario Briceno Iragorry High School)Rotary Club, Barquisimeto, VenezuelaShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2023Course Co-DirectorMayo Clinic Alumni Association2023 - presentMember, Clinical Science and Research CommitteeInternational Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine2023 - presentMember, Cardiovascular Live Course CommitteeDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine2021 - presentProgram DirectorDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine2021 - presentMemberSafety Management and Resource Taskforce (SMaRT)2020Symposium ChairFundacion Crece con Exito2020 - presentCo-DirectorMayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center2020Session ChairEuropean Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine2020Session ChairAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2019Session ChairInternational Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine2019Co-course DirectorMayo Clinic2019 - presentExpert ConsultantAsk Mayo Expert Work Group, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2018 - presentMemberResearch Finance Subcommittee, Mayo Foundation2017 - presentSpecial Interest Scientific Committee, Cardiac RehabilitationEuropean Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine2016Session ChairAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine2016 - 2022Panel MemberClinical Performance Measures, Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement2016 - presentQuality LiaisonAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2015Rehabilitation Medicine Update at San Juan, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development2015 - 2019MemberPersonnel Committee2015Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development2014Session ChairAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine2014Session ChairSouth American Congress of Cardiology2014Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development2014Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development2014 - presentMemberAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine2013Session Co-ChairAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation2013Session ChairInternational Society for Applied Biological Sciences2013Session Co-ChairAscardio2012Session Chair/ModeratorCorrientes Society of Cardiology2012Session Co-ChairAscardio2011 - 2020Department ChairDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2010 - presentCo-ChairpersonMembership Committee, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation2010 - presentMemberDiversity Committee, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation2009 - presentBoard MemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation2008 - 2021Associate Program DirectorCardiovascular Health Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine2007 - presentClinical InvestigatorMayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research2007 - presentMemberMayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research2007 - presentMemberClinician Investigator Training Program Committee2006 - 2008MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center Committees, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center2005 - presentMemberAmerican Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics2004 - 2006Genomics LiaisonDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2004 - 2006Representative to Dept. Working GroupAction on Obesity, Mayo Clinic Committees2004 - 2006Co-DirectorAction on Obesity, Mayo Clinic Committees2004 - 2006MemberNutrition and Exercise Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees2004 - presentMemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists2004 - presentMemberAmerican Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation2000 - presentDiplomateAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation1998 - presentMemberAmerican Medical Association1998 - presentMemberMinnesota Medical Association1987 - presentMemberMedical Association of the Lara State1987 - presentMemberVenezuelan Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20222963 الأطباء والفريق الطبي Terzic, Carmen M. M.D., Ph.D.