Terri Kelley-Griffis, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-C, graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a master’s degree in nursing and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She works in UT Southwestern’s Department of Radiation Oncology as an advanced nurse practitioner for the central nervous system disease-oriented team.

Her main responsibilities include clinical assessment and management of radiation oncology patients, which entails new patient consultations, global and post-global follow-ups, on-treatment visits, and in-patient consultations. Her population focus is on adult and pediatric patients with various central nervous system tumors and conditions, as well as patients with metastatic disease and renal cell carcinoma/kidney cancer. Her overall goal is to provide high-functioning, pain-free, long-term survival for her patients.

“A big passion of mine is educating our patients about the things they can do to mitigate the side effects of treatment and the use of simple strategies to help improve their health,” she says.

Terri has presented cases, gathered all radiation plan information, and conferred with other disciplines at the Adult Neuro-Oncology and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Boards. She has also participated in, educated, and facilitated patient enrollment in various clinical research trials. In addition, she leads a number of talks within the Department to help educate employee groups on central nervous system radiation.  

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - The University of Texas at Arlington (2007)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner - Texas Woman’s University (2013) 
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Texas Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Focus

  • Brain Tumors

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