Terry J. Garfinkle, M.D., MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Partners Community Physicians Organization

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School


General Otolaryngology (Adults and Kids)

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

54 Baker Avenue Extension
Suite 303
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 978-369-8780
Fax: 978-369-1043
Mondays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Pediatric Patients



Dr. Terry Garfinkle is a board-certified otolaryngology specialist based at Mass. Eye and Ear, Concord. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Partners Community Physicians Organization, the community physician’s network of Partners Healthcare. He previously served as Vice President for Medical Affairs at Steward St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton, and prior to that, as Medical Director of the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and Chief of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the North Shore Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Part-time, at Harvard Medical School and formerly, an Instructor of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at Tufts Medical Center.

His area of clinical practice is otolaryngology—head and neck surgery with particular interests in pediatrics and ear disorders. Dr. Garfinkle served as the first President of the combined medical staff of the North Shore Medical Center, President and a Founding Director of the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He was managing partner of North Shore Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, PC, a seven-physician single specialty practice north of Boston.

Dr. Garfinkle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

Select Publications

Hemangiomas of the head and neck In children: Guide to management. Garfinkle T, Handler S. J Otolaryngol. 1980;(5):439–449. Presented in part at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Bedford Springs, PA, May 23, 1980.

Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and chest roentgenograms in the evaluation of patients with head and neck malignancies. Garfinkle T, Weisman R, Denneny J. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1981;190(4):351–353. Presented in part at the meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagologic Association, Vancouver, BC, May 11, 1981.

Peripheral physiology of the mouse ear. Saunders J, Garfinkle T. In: Willot, J.F. (ed): Auditory Psychobiology of the Mouse. Springfield, IL.; C.W.Thomas, 1982.

The degenerative neurologic diseases: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis and poliomyelitis. Garfinkle T, Kimmelman C. American J of Otolaryngol. 1982;3(3)204–212.

Morphology of inner ear hair cell Stereocilia In C57BL/6J mice as studied by scanning electron microscopy. Garfinkle T, Saunders J. Otolaryngol—Head & Neck Surg. 1983;91(4)421–426. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Research Forum), New Orleans, LA, September 1981.

A most attractive nose [letter]. Garfinkle T. NEJM. 1998;338(20):1474.



  • George Washington University School of Business, MBA
  • George Washington University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • University of Pennsylvania (General Surgery)


  • University of Pennsylvania (Otolaryngology)