Dr. Terry Gilliland

Terry Gilliland
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Sentara Healthcare

Dr. Terry Gilliland is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Virginia.  He is responsible for clinical effectiveness programs, patient safety and quality, as well as physician integration for Sentara Healthcare’s 11 hospitals including its 453,000-member Optima health plan, 600 physicians and more than 2,000 network physicians.

Previous Experience

Dr. Gilliland spent 17 years with Kaiser Permanente and the Permanente Medical Group. Most recently, he served as an Associate Medical Director for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, which features 1,000 physicians across 30 medical locations providing care for 500,000 members with affiliations reaching several hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining the Colorado Permanente group, Dr. Gilliland practiced in Mountain View, California.

Current Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)

Western Surgical Society (Member)

Sentara Quality Care Network and Optima Health Plan (Board Member)


University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – MD

Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford, CA) – M.S. in Management

Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle, WA) – Surgery Internship and Residency

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