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
  • Achalasia
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extended Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparascopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band®)
  • Metabolic Surgery for Type II Diabetes
  • Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • 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 22
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  1. 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 Feb; 131:115115. View in PubMed
  2. 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
  3. Kumar SB, Hamilton BC, Wood SG, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Lin MY. Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than laparoscopic gastric bypass? a comparison of 30-day complications using the MBSAQIP data registry. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 03; 14(3):264-269. View in PubMed
  4. Schafer AL, Kazakia GJ, Vittinghoff E, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Kim TY, Carter JT, Posselt AM, Pasco C, Shoback DM, Black DM. Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Bone Mass and Microarchitecture Occur Early and Particularly Impact Postmenopausal Women. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 06; 33(6):975-986. View in PubMed
  5. Kim TY, Schwartz AV, Li X, Xu K, Black DM, Petrenko DM, Stewart L, Rogers SJ, Posselt AM, Carter JT, Shoback DM, Schafer AL. Bone Marrow Fat Changes After Gastric Bypass Surgery Are Associated With Loss of Bone Mass. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Nov; 32(11):2239-2247. View in PubMed
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