Dr. Jonathan Carter is Assistant 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.
Carter is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF and 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.
In a recent UCTV presentation, Jonathan Carter, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Surgeryand bariatric and gastrointestinal surgeon, discussed in a video why Americans are increasingly obese and medical and surgical approaches to treatment.
UCSF has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Center (ACS BSCN). The American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program (ACS BSCN) accredits facilities in the United States that have undergone an independent, voluntary and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. This adds to the prestige of the program which previously also earned the Blue Distinction for Bariatric Surgery from Blue Shield of California and was designated a Blue Cross "Center of Expertise Hospital for bariatric surgery.
"Surgeons at UCSF have taken a major step down the path toward less invasive procedures, performing San Francisco's first gallbladder removal using only a single, small incision hidden within the navel.
The procedure, which took place in May, is a significant advance in the field of minimally invasive surgery, said UCSF gastrointestinal surgeon Jonathan Carter, MD, who led the surgical team........."