Jonathan Carter, MD

Bariatric and general surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Carter is a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery to treat abdominal conditions, including hernias and disorders of the esophagus, gallbladder, stomach and intestines. He is also a bariatric surgeon and a member of the acute care surgery program, which provides surgical care in emergency situations.

After earning his medical degree at Stanford University, Carter completed a residency in surgery and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at UCSF. He received the Julius R. Krevans Award for patient care at UCSF as well as the prestigious Fred H. and Esther E. Nusz Achievement Award.

Carter is an associate professor of surgery at UCSF and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As a faculty member, Carter has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers in the areas of esophageal disease, bariatric surgery, hernia and medical informatics.

Carter received the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educator's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and UCSF Patient Safety Award in 2014 and 2016.

Clinics

Bariatric Surgery Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Reception Desk 6S
San Francisco, CA 94143-0338
Phone (existing patients):
(415) 353-2161
Phone (new patients):
(415) 353-2804
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0388
Phone: (415) 353-2161
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Jonathan Carter

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 2008

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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 Mar; 14(3):264-269.
  2. 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. 2017 Dec 27.
  3. 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.
  4. Kaplan JA, Carter JT. Near-perfect compliance with SCIP Inf-9 had no effect on catheter utilization or urinary tract infections at an academic medical center. Am J Surg. 2018 Jan; 215(1):23-27.
  5. 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. 2017 Jan; 13(1):111-118.
  6. Kaplan JA, Schecter SC, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC, Posselt AM, Carter JT. Expanded indications for bariatric surgery: should patients on chronic steroids be offered bariatric procedures? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan; 13(1):35-40.
  7. 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; 150(11):1094-6.
  8. 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.
  9. Carter JT. Electronic medical records and quality improvement. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015 Apr; 26(2):245-51, ix.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Cucina RJ, Bokser SJ, Carter JT, McLaren KM, Blum MS. Design and implementation of an inpatient physician documentation system using off-the-shelf components. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 919.
  20. Sarkar U, Carter JT, Omachi TA, Vidyarthi AR, Cucina R, Bokser S, van Eaton E, Blum M. SynopSIS: integrating physician sign-out with the electronic medical record. J Hosp Med. 2007 Sep; 2(5):336-42.

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