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Jonathan Carter, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery & Surgical Hospitalist Programs

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Appointments
(415) 353-2165
jonathan.carter@ucsf.edu 
 
  • 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 the University of California, San Francisco.  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 26
  1. Carter JT. Electronic medical records and quality improvement. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Apr; 26(2):245-51, ix. View in PubMed
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Carter JT, Grenert JP, Rubenstein L, Stewart L, Way LW. Neuroendocrine tumors of the ampulla of Vater: biological behavior and surgical management. Arch Surg. 2009 Jun; 144(6):527-31. View in PubMed
  8. Carter JT, Grenert JP, Rubenstein L, Stewart L, Way LW. Tumors of the ampulla of vater: histopathologic classification and predictors of survival. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Aug; 207(2):210-8. View in PubMed
  9. Maa J, Carter JT, Kirkwood KS, Gosnell JE, Wang V, McDermott MW. Technique for placement of lumboperitoneal catheters using a combined laparoscopic procedure with the Seldinger micropuncture technique. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Jul; 207(1):e5-7. View in PubMed
  10. McKenna DA, Carter JT, Poder L, Gosnell JE, Maa J, Pearl JM, Goldstein RB. Round ligament varices: sonographic appearance in pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar; 31(3):355-7. View in PubMed
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