Terry S. Dunn, MD

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Terry S. Dunn, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Terry Dunn, MD is a Denver, Colorado gynecologist with a special focus on the diagnosis & treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders at Foothills Urogynecology.

Terry s. Dunn, MD
Dr. Dunn is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA). She completed medical school as well as a four-year residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of New Mexico Medical School.

Today, Dr. Dunn practices at Foothills Urogynecology. Her clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders. She maintains extensive involvement in the academic realm as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and as an Associate Professor at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has extensive experience in women’s health and gynecologic surgery, is well published and is well respected in her field.

Dr. Dunn resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband Michael Dunn, a primary care physician. She has three children, one of whom recently graduated from medical school, and one grandchild. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and traveling.

To see the quality of life of our patients improve, their comfort, confidence and dignity restored – is my passion as a physician.

My three priorities in life are faith, family and Foothills – in that order.

More About Dr. Dunn:

University of New Mexico 1974, BA Chemistry
University of Southern California 1977, MA Chemistry
University of New Mexico Medical School 1981, Medicine
Postdoctoral Training
1981–1982 Wright State University, Dayton Ohio, Intern, Ob/Gyn
1982–1985 University of New Mexico, Residency, Ob/Gyn
1991–1992 University of Colorado, Chief Resident
Specialty Certification
1994–Present American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Practice Experience
1985–1988 Ob/Gyn Solo Practice, Taos, New Mexico
1988–1990 Ob/Gyn, Solo Practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992–2006 Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
2006–Present Foothills Urogynecology, Denver, Colorado
Academic Appointments
1986–1988 Chief, Ob/Gyn Service, Taos, New Mexico
1989–1990 Clinical Instructor (Adjunct), University of New Mexico
1992–1997 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
1997–2004 Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
2004–Present Associate Professor, University of Colorado
2009–Present Associate Professor, Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine
State of Colorado Board of Medicine
1976 Phi Beta Phi
1976 Phi Beta Kappa
1994 Best Resident Research Award—Loralie Davis “The use of the cytobrush in evaluation of endocervix.” Faculty Mentor
1995 Best Resident Research Award—Gail King “The use of cervicography at Denver Health.” Faculty Mentor
2000 Resident Research Award—Mary Burke “A New Management of HSIL Paps.” Faculty Mentor
2002 Best Resident Research Award—My-Linh Pham “Risk factors for 3rd and 4th degree lacerations.” Faculty Mentor
2003 Best Research Award—Antigone Parrish “Cervical Ripening Prior to First Trimester Dilation and Curettage.” Faculty Mentor
Teaching Awards
1999 Resident Appreciation Award
1999 APGO National Excellence in Teaching Award
2001 Resident Appreciation Award
2002 Resident Appreciation Award
2003 Resident Appreciation Award
2005 Resident Appreciation Award
2006 Resident Appreciation Award
2006 Best Research Award

1. Yeh, S., Dunn T.S. Post term pregnancy the high-risk neonate. In: Verlag, S. (ed) The high-risk fetus. Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 1994, pp 20.
Oral Presentations:

1. Dunn, T.S. A comparison of two methods used in managing severe cervical dysplasia: LLETZ and cone biopsy. International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care (ISTAHC)—Stockholm, Sweden. May 1995.
2. Dunn, T.S. Is there a role for cervicography in the detection of cervical dysplasia of the uterine cervix? American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Phoenix, Arizona. April 1998.
3. Dunn, T.S. Comparison of endocervical curettage (ECC) and endocervical brush (ECB) in predicting endocervical pathology. American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Phoenix, Arizona. April 1998.
4. Dunn, T.S. A randomized trial of Foley Catheter use in obstetric and gynecology surgery. ISTAHC 99—Barcelona, Spain. January 1999.
5. Dunn, T.S.. A key clinical pathway for the evaluation of women with abnormal uterine bleeding. ISTAHC 99. January 1999.
6. Dunn, T.S. A new management of HSIL pap smear. ASCCP 2000—Orlando, Florida. May 2000.
7. Dunn, T.S. New management of abnormal uterine bleeding. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Meeting 2000—San Francisco, CA.
8. Dunn, T.S. Management of LSIL/ASCUS in pregnancy. ISTAHC 2000—The Hague, Netherlands.
9. Dunn, T.S. Management of menopause. Department of Internal Medicine. University of Colorado Health Science Center Grand Rounds, Denver, Colorado. August 2001.
10. Dunn, T.S. Care of the over active bladder. Department of Ob/Gyn, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. February 2001.
11. Dunn, T.S. How to diagnose and treat urinary incontinence in women. Department of Family Medicine. University of Colorado Health Science Center. August 2001.
12. Dunn, T.S. How? When? Why? Vaginal hysterectomy. Department of Ob/Gyn Core Lecture. University of Colorado Health Science Center. October 2001.
13. Dunn, T.S. How to do a GYN history and physical. Nurse Midwife Students—Core Lecture. April 2001.
14. Dunn, T.S. The basics of vulvo vaginitis. Nurse Midwife Students—Core Lecture. March 2002.
15. Dunn, T.S. Are Foley catheters necessary for 24 hours after hysterectomy? American Uro-Gynecologic Society Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. October 2002.
16. Dunn, T.S. Increased faculty involvement improves satisfaction of third year medical student. CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California. March 1–4 2003.
17. Dunn, T.S. Abnormal pelvic exam and pelvic masses and cancers. Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioners. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado. April 2003
18. Dunn, T.S. How do we teach ethics to medical students? APGO Faculty Development, Sarasota, Florida. January 2004.
19. Dunn, T.S. Prediction of failed expectant management of CIN. ASCCP, Orlando, Florida. March 2004.
20. Dunn, T.S. How to motivate your teaching team past burnout. APGO Faculty Development, Cancun, Mexico. January 2005.
21. Dunn, T.S. Technique for abdominal sacrocolpopexy. 31th Annual Scientific Meeting; Society for Gynecologic Surgeons. Rancho Mirage, California, April 2005.
22. Dunn, T.S. Skills for conflict resolution. APGO Faculty Development, Phoenix, Arizona. January 2006.
23. Dunn, T.S., Hurt, L, Macias, A. A Comparison of Outcomes of Transurethral Versus Suprapubic Catheterization After Urogynecologic Procedures. 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting; Society for Gynecologic Surgeons. Tuscon, Arizona. March 2006.

1. Dunn, T.S. “Indications for Hysterectomy in an Indigent Population.” Poster Presentation International Society Technology Assessment ISTAC, Barcelona, Spain, June 1997.
2. Dunn, T.S. Are Negative Margins Predictive of Residual Dysplasia in Hysterectomy Specimens? ASCCP Phoenix Arizona, April 1998.
3. Dunn, T.S., George, B., McFee, J, G. Does DeLee Suction Affect Neonatal Outcome in the Presence of Meconium? ISTAHC June 1999.
4. Dunn, T.S., Coddington, C., Shwayder, J., Stamm, C., Brown, W., Dugoff, L. Relationship of OSCE to Course Performance During OB/GYN Rotation. CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA. March 2003.
5. Dunn, T.S., Hammond, L., Wolf, D. The 3rd Year Medical Student Experience in Ob/Gyn: Does Gender Make a Difference? CREOG and APGO Annual meeting Anaheim, CA March 2003.
6. Dunn, T.S., Guinn, D., My-Linh, P., Wolf, D. Risk Factors for Severe Perineal Lacerations: A Case-Control Study. ACOG New Orleans, LA. April 2003.
7. Dunn, T.S., Figge, J., Wolf, D. A Comparison of Outcomes of Transurethral vs Suprapubic Catheterization after Burch Cystourethropexy. ACOG New Orleans, LA. April 2003.
8. Jazbec, A., Dunn, T.S., Awad, R, Wolf, D. Papanicolaou Screening in an Urgent Care Setting. ACOG New Orleans, LA. April 2003.
9. Dunn, T.S., Ring, C., Martin, C. Cervical Stenosis After Loop Conization. ACOG San Francisco, California. May 2005.
10. Dunn, T.S., Severson, S., Wolf, D. Methotrexate Treatment of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy: Predictors of Treatment Outcomes. ACOG San Francisco, California. May 2005.
11. Dunn, T.S., Cisneros, R., Miranda-Seijo, P. A Comparison of Two Health Care Systems and Follow-up for Abnormal Pap Smears. American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 2006.
12. Heinrichs, G., Schaefer, A., Lynch, A., Dunn, T.S. Predicting Postpartum Hemorrhage. ACOG 54th Annual Clinical Meeting, Washington, DC. May 2006.
13. Dunn, T.S. Pregnancy Outcomes After Leep. ACOG 54th Annual Clinical Meeting, Washington, DC. May 2006.
14. Hurt, L., Hesher, B., Dunn, T.S. Predicting Voiding Dysfunction After Incontinence Surgery. ACOG 54th Annual Clinical Meeting, Washington, DC. May 2006.
15. Hyer, Jennifer, Dunn, T.S. Perspective of Pregnancy Among Teens. ACOG 55th Annual Clinical Meeting, San Diego, California May 2007
16. Johnson, Meredith, Dunn, T.S. To Pap or Not to Pap. ACOG 55th Annual Clinical Meeting , San Diego, California May 2007
17. Gregory, Natalie; Parrish, Antigone; Coddington, Charles III; Dunn, T.S. Oral Misoprostol vs. Laminaria before Dilation and Curettage for Missed Abortion. Accepted for presentation at ACOG 56th Annual Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2008

1. APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting: Abstracts and Posters, February 1998.
2. Co-reviewer for submitted articles to Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1998.
3. Moderator for session at APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting, February 1999.
4. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Reviewer of manuscript, August 2003.
5. Journal Lower Genital Tract; Reviewer of Manuscript, September 2003.
6. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Reviewer of Manuscript, May 2004.
7. Reviewer for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, 2004–Present
8. Reviewer for Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, April 2005.
9. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Reviewer of Manuscript, May 2006.
Hospital and University Committees:

1996–2006 Member of Surgery Committee at Denver Health Medical Center
1996–2006 Member of Education Committee at University Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center
1997–1998 Chair—Colorado Access Pap Committee

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)—Fellow
Associate Professor Gynecology and Obstetrics—(APGO)
American Urogynecology Society— (AUGS)
American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology— (ASCCP)
International Society of Technology Assessment—(ISTAHC)
Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)—Candidate Member

Faculty Mentor Resident Research Projects:

1999 Ectopic Pregnancy: The Denver Health Medical Center Experience 1996–1998.
1999 Elective Cesarean Hysterectomy
1999 A Randomized Trial of Foley Catheter Use in Obstetric and Gynecological Surgery.
1999 Interval Tubal Ligation by Partial Salpingectomy: The Denver Health Medical Center
1999 Evaluation of a Clinical Pathway to Assess Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
1998–2000 Investigator—Cryogen Study of Abnormal Bleeding
1999–2006 New Management of HSIL and HPV Typing
2002 Vaginal Hysterectomy—A review of Denver Health Experience
2002 The use of margin status on predicting outcome
2002 Papanicolaou Screening in an Urgent Care Setting Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Retrospective Analysis of the University Hospital Experience
2002 Accuracy of Last Pap Smear Reporting
2002 A Review of Third & Fourth Degree Lacerations at Denver Health Medical Center
2002 Experiences of Medical Students at Denver Health Medical Center, Males vs. Females
2002 Outcomes of Transurethral vs. Suprapubic Catheterization after Burch Procedure
2002 Complications of Outpatient Conization
2003 Loop/Cerclages: Indications, Complications & Outcomes
2004 Efficacy of Methotrexate Use in Ectopic Pregnancies. Shawn Severson, “Methotrexate Treatment of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy: Denver Health Medical Center Experience”
2004 Pregnancy Outcomes After Loop Conization
2004 Cervical Stenosis After Loop Conization
2004 Comparison of Follow-up Rates for Abnormal Pap Smears: Denver Health vs. Spain
2005 Faculty Mentor—Chutaporn Charnsangavej “Predictors of Failure of Expectant Management of Grade I Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN-I)”
2006 Faculty Mentor—Jennifer Hyer “Perspective of Pregnancy Among Teens”
2006 Faculty Mentor—Meredith Johnson “To Pap or Not to Pap”

1998–2000 Co-investigator—Cryogen Study of Abnormal Bleeding (amount pending)
1999–2002 Co-Investigator—NIH—Telemerase and HPV in Pap Smears and Cervical Biopsies
2001–2002 Co-Investigator—Merck—The evaluations, and differences in fixation types and times on the sensitivity of the HPV 16 Fish Assay
2003–2006 Primary Investigator—COMIRB—A randomized study comparing transurethral catheters to suprapubic catheters after bladder suspension
2004–2006 Pfizer Study: A Multi-center, Double-Phase, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled (12-Week Double-Blind Followed By 12-Week Open-Label) Study Evaluating The Effect of Tolterodine ER on Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI), Urgency, Frequency, Sexual Quality of Life And Sexual Function In Women With Overactive Bladder
2004–2006 Schizophrenia Study: Perinatal Vulnerability to Psychosis.
Ongoing Projects:

2003–2004 Primary Investigator—COMIRB—Does increased faculty involvement make a different in 3rd year resident satisfaction?
2005–2006 Assessing Pregnancy Importance in Adolescent Women
2005–2006 Pap reporting. Non-funded study with resident physician.
2005–2006 Methotrexate and liver function testing.