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Jonathan Carter, M.D.

Jonathan Carter, M.D.

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

Contact Information

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"

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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 25
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  1. Koko K, Carter JT. Routine preoperative resting echocardiography does not predict adverse cardiopulmonary events after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Jun; 17(6):1133-1137. View in PubMed
  2. Harris HW, Primus F, Young C, Carter JT, Lin M, Mukhtar RA, Yeh B, Allen IE, Freise C, Kim E, Sbitany H, Young DM, Hansen S. Preventing Recurrence in Clean and Contaminated Hernias Using Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial. Ann Surg. 2021 04 01; 273(4):648-655. View in PubMed
  3. Ross JT, Liang NE, Lebares CC, Carter JT, Harris HW, Cello JP, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Academic General Surgical Program: Implications for Acute Care Surgeons. Surg Innov. 2020 Dec; 27(6):669-674. View in PubMed
  4. Kim TY, Shoback DM, Black DM, Rogers SJ, Stewart L, Carter JT, Posselt AM, King NJ, Schafer AL. Increases in PYY and uncoupling of bone turnover are associated with loss of bone mass after gastric bypass surgery. Bone. 2020 02; 131:115115. View in PubMed
  5. Mengesha BM, Carter JT, Dehlendorf CE, Rodriguez AJ, Steinauer JE. Perioperative pregnancy interval, contraceptive counseling experiences, and contraceptive use in women undergoing bariatric surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 07; 219(1):81.e1-81.e9. View in PubMed
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