Lance Terada, M.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Chief of its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and holder of the Dr. Carey G. King, Jr. and Dr. Henry M. Winans, Sr. Chair in Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include general pulmonology and pulmonary disorders.

Originally from Honolulu, Dr. Terada received his bachelor’s degree in biophysics from Amherst College in Massachusetts, and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii. His clinical training in internal medicine was at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, followed by both clinical and research fellowships in pulmonary sciences at the University of Colorado in Denver, where he also served as a faculty member.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine (1986), pulmonary medicine (1988), and critical care medicine (2010). He joined UT Southwestern in 1999.Dr. Terada’s research focuses on several areas of cellular signaling which control basic mechanical and cell fate decision programs.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Federation for Medical Research, American Psychological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Terada’s awards and honors include an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, an Individual Investigator Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, membership in the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, and the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from UTSW’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. He has been named a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly every year since 2012.





Medical School
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (1983)
University Hospitals of Cleveland (1986), Internal Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1989), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Anchorage sensing and anoikis
  • Oxidant Biochemistry
  • Signal Transduction
  • Vascular Biology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

p66Shc restrains Ras hyperactivation and suppresses metastatic behavior.
Ma, Z., Z. Liu, R.F. Wu, and L.S. Terada. Oncogene 2010 29 5559-5567
HIV-1 Tat activates dual Nox pathways leading to independent activation of ERK and JNK MAP kinases.
Wu RF, Ma Z, Myers DP, Terada LS J. Biol. Chem. 2007 Dec 282 52 37412-9
p66Shc mediates anoikis through RhoA
Ma, Z., D.P. Myers, R.F. Wu, F.E. Nwariaku, and L.S. Terada. J. Cell Biol. 2007 179 23
HIV1 Tat activates dual Nox pathways leading to independent activation of ERK and JNK MAP kinases.
Wu, R.F., Z. Ma, D.P. Myers, and L.S. Terada. J. Biol. Chem. 2007 282 37412
Endothelial progenitor cell mobilization after percutaneous coronary intervention
Banerjee, S., E. Brilakis, S. Zhang, M. Roesle, J. Lindsey, B. Philips, C.G. Blewett, and L.S. Terada Atherosclerosis 2006 189 70-75
p47phox participates in activation of RelA in endothelial cells.
Gu, Y., Y.C. Xu, R.F. Wu, F.E. Nwariaku, R.F. Souza, S.C. Flores, and L.S. Terada. J. Biol. Chem. 2003 278 17210-17217

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association
    Established Investigator Award (1996)
  • Will Rogers Research Fellow
  • Research Competition Award - Case Western Research Univ
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Thoracic Society