Emergency Medicine

Terence McCarthy, M.D.

Terence McCarthy, M.D.

John M. Geesbreght M.D., M.S., FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine


Terence McCarthy, M.D., is the John M. Geesbreght M.D., M.S., FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Burnett School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy currently serves as chief of staff for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and will continue his role at Texas Health Resources while leading all planning, policy, operations and oversight of the clinical and educational opportunities within the emergency medicine department of Fort Worth’s M.D. school. “I’m extremely proud and excited to chair the department of emergency medicine, especially in partnership with a medical school committed to developing empathetic scholars,” Dr. McCarthy said. “I’ve seen how people’s lives can be impacted forever during a visit to an emergency department, and a touch of human kindness can make a world of difference. I look forward to helping lead the department into the future of medicine while teaching young clinicians excellent medical care with an emphasis on compassion.” Dr. McCarthy is also an experienced medical educator. He was an associate professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and currently serves as a clinical adjunct professor for the Physician Assistant Studies Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.


Dr. McCarthy earned his medical degree from UTMB Galveston, and completed residency at UTMB Health. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

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In addition to practicing emergency medicine and serving as chief of staff, Dr. McCarthy also holds multiple leadership roles for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is chairman of the medical board and member of both the board of trustees and the Texas Health Harris President’s Advisory Cabinet. As medical director for Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative, Dr. McCarthy leads the effort to unite members of the Fort Worth emergency medical care community to address common issues. Additionally, he lends his expertise as an advisor and former co-chair of the Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition, a volunteer organization dedicated to studying and preventing injury through the work of local focus groups. He is a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society Board of Directors, volunteers for Mission Fort Worth Medical Clinic and serves on the Mayfest Advisory Board.