James W. Terbush, MD, MPH      

Major Areas of Expertise:

  • Health critical infrastructure, domestic disaster preparedness and response, international humanitarian assistance
  • Federal healthcare systems, disaster public health education strategies, innovative medical developments and Interagency cooperation
  • Public health, primary care, preventive and military operational medicine

Summary of Career Accomplishments:
James Terbush MD MPH is a Senior Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates and joined the firm in April 2014.

From 2006 to 2009, Captain Terbush USN, served as Command Surgeon to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). In this role, he served as the Medical Advisor to the Commander and was responsible for the integration of Department of Defense medical assets internally and with other agencies in support of military response to civilian disasters combating terrorism and protecting Americans.

From 2009-2011, Dr. Terbush served as the Fleet Surgeon for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. He was deployed forward to Port au Prince in response to the devastating earthquake disaster in Haiti, integrating DOD medical capabilities into the overall International response.

Dr. Terbush’s final assignment before retiring from military service was with the Science and Technology Directorate at NORAD and USNORTHCOM where he served as the lead for medical innovations.

Additional Qualifications:
In more than 30 years of Government service Dr. Terbush was the physician to U.S. personnel in more than 80 countries. He is published in scientific journals on; Influenza and Air Travel, Mass Fatalities Management and Public Health Consequences of a Cyber Attack. Dr. Terbush currently serves on multiple boards of directors; Public Health for El Paso County Colorado, Peak Military Care Network (veterans affairs), graduate medical education (Univ. of Colorado), and disaster medicine. He is also an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Forum on Disaster and Public health and is the Past President of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine.

Dr. Terbush received his MD degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Martin, Blanck & Associates:
Martin, Blanck & Associates is a healthcare consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Martin Blanck provides critical assistance to private sector clients focused on federal healthcare delivery systems and services and public health programs. The firm has more than two dozen senior executive partners with expertise in healthcare policy, program development, executive management, strategic planning, informatics, medical countermeasures research and development addressing chemical, biological and radiological threats, public health strategies, and emerging infectious diseases.