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Jonathan T. Carter


Bariatric and general surgeon
Mountain biker and guitar player

Dr. Jonathan Carter is a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive, advanced approaches such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery to treat abdominal conditions. He cares for patients with 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 emergencies.

After earning his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, Carter completed a residency in surgery and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at UCSF.

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

Carter received the 2008 and 2015 UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators' Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as UCSF's annual patient safety award in 2014 and 2016. 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.

  • 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

  • Academic Title


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    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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