Raj TerKonda, MD, FACS
Ear, Nose and Throat, Facial Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Care and Sleep Disorders
After graduating as valedictorian, Dr. Raj TerKonda entered the six-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). During medical school, he achieved numerous honors including the John C. Hunter award for academic excellence in anatomy; Lange Publishing Company medical student award; grand prize winner & best presentation awards at UMKC’s First Annual Research Day; Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship (only 50 in the nation); & junior inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
He continued to excel during his six-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota. He received a National Research Service Award and the Albert Hohmann Award for resident research. During residency, he also completed a Master’s of Science (M.S) degree with research on bone healing.
After residency, Dr. TerKonda completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California-Davis. During fellowship, he won the John Orlando Roe Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the best clinical research paper by a graduate fellow.
After training, Dr. TerKonda became an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery for three years. The next 14 years were spent in Colorado at the Longmont Clinic, PC, where he had a very active practice encompassing medical skin care; noninvasive and laser procedures; cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face; rhinoplasty & functional nasal/sinus surgery; and headache & sleep apnea surgery. In 2009, he was selected by his peers as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery of the Head & Neck in Denver’s 5280 magazine. In 2015, Dr. TerKonda left Colorado to Los Angeles, where he had the honor of working with Dr. Zein Obagi at the world-renowned Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In 2017, Dr. TerKonda was recruited by HonorHealth in Scottsdale to help develop head and neck center of excellence. Dr. TerKonda now practices at Veros Health Sinus & Sleep Solutions, and Cherry Creek Face & Skin.