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Jonathan Carter, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery Programs
Division of General Surgery
Program Director,
Advanced GI Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

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Appointments
(415) 353-2165
jonathan.carter@ucsf.edu 
 
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  • 1991-1995 Stanford University B.S. Electrical Engineering, conferred with distinction
  • 1995-1996 Stanford University Master's program in medical systems
  • 1996-2000 Stanford University School of Medicine M.D. Medicine
  • 2000-2001 University of California, San Francisco - Intern, General Surgery
  • 2001-2007 University of California, San Francisco - Resident, General Surgery
  • 2007-2008 University of California, San Francisco - Chief Resident General Surgery
  • 2003-2006 University of California, San Francisco - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Transplantation Research Lab
  • 2008-2009 University of California, San Francisco - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgical Hospitalist Program
  • Laparoscopic gastric and esophageal surgery
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery

Dr. Jonathan Carter is Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF and Program Director of the Advanced GI Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship .  He specializes in advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery to treat diseases of the gallbladder, bile ducts, esophagus, intestines, stomach, and abdominal wall (hernia).

Carter earned undergraduate and medical degrees at Stanford University. He came to UCSF in 2000 for residency and fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery. At UCSF, he received the Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence and the prestigious Fred H. and Esther E. Nusz Achievement Award. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the American Transplant Congress in 2005.   He also received the 2008 Haile T. Debas resident teaching award.

Dr. Carter is certified by the American Board of Surgery.  He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  He joined the faculty in 2009.

Dr. Carter is a member of the Bariatric Surgery Program, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Surgical Hospitalist Program within the Division of General Surgery.

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Dr. Jonathan Carter discusses why Americans are increasingly obese and explores diets, medicines and surgical responses to this disease. Series: "UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public"

Most recent publications from a total of 29
  1. Springer BD, Carter JT, McLawhorn AS, Scharf K, Roslin M, Kallies KJ, Morton JM, Kothari SN. Obesity and the role of bariatric surgery in the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: a review of the literature. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Sep 14. View in PubMed
  2. Kaplan JA, Schecter SC, Rogers SJ, Lin MY, Posselt AM, Carter JT. Expanded indications for bariatric surgery: should patients on chronic steroids be offered bariatric procedures? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Nov 4. View in PubMed
  3. Kaplan JA, Schecter S, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Carter JT. Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Elective or Emergency Paraesophageal Hernia Repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov 1; 150(11):1094-6. View in PubMed
  4. Schafer AL, Weaver CM, Black DM, Wheeler AL, Chang H, Szefc GV, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Shoback DM, Sellmeyer DE. Intestinal Calcium Absorption Decreases Dramatically After Gastric Bypass Surgery Despite Optimization of Vitamin D Status. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Aug; 30(8):1377-85. View in PubMed
  5. Carter JT. Electronic medical records and quality improvement. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Apr; 26(2):245-51, ix. View in PubMed
  6. Schafer AL, Li X, Schwartz AV, Tufts LS, Wheeler AL, Grunfeld C, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Black DM, Shoback DM. Changes in vertebral bone marrow fat and bone mass after gastric bypass surgery: A pilot study. Bone. 2015 May; 74:140-5. View in PubMed
  7. Carter JT, Kaplan JA, Nguyen JN, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Harris HW. A prospective, randomized controlled trial of single-incision laparoscopic vs conventional 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May; 218(5):950-9. View in PubMed
  8. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe and efficacious for pretransplant candidates. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):653-8. View in PubMed
  9. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Safety and feasibility of sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients following liver transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan; 27(1):81-5. View in PubMed
  10. Carter JT, Nguyen D, Roll GR, Ma SW, Way LW. Predictors of long-term outcome after laparoscopic esophagomyotomy and Dor fundoplication for achalasia. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1024-8. View in PubMed
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