Miriah Teeter, M.D., attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he received his undergraduate degree in biology. He then moved to North Carolina and received his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Teeter became founding president of PACT (prevention in action) — an organization that provides opportunities for medical student research and clinical experience. He then completed an internship at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Washington and his residency in ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in retinal surgery at the University of British Columbia which is one of the busiest retinal departments in North America.
Throughout his studies, Dr. Teeter has volunteered his time to staff migrant worker health clinics and has been a volunteer builder with Habitat for Humanity from high school to present.
His personal interests include world travel, sailing, photography, windsurfing, skiing, computer design and construction, and world cuisine.