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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


Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    132 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr. Carter and his team were thoughtful friendly and very knowledgeable. Thank you all!
    Jul 20, 2023
    All good listeners
    Jul 06, 2023
    Excellent precise friendly Dr
    May 21, 2023
    Excellent care provider. Dr. Carter listened to my concerns and responded appropriately. I felt very respected as a patient.
    Mar 21, 2023
    Well I thought I was getting one thing and I was told I was getting something else
    Mar 14, 2023
    The provider was professional and accessible.
    Dec 05, 2022
    Dr. Jonathan Carter was wonderful. Explained everything to me with great care and knowledge. He was very kind and acknowledge my two sons that were on the call too. Reset my mind it is about the surgery in the care I would need.
    Aug 21, 2022
    My first visit & I found Dr Carter to be friendly knowledgeable & willing to answer my questions
    Jul 28, 2022
    Dr. Carter was super nice and patient with all of my questions. He made me comfortable and confident about my upcoming surgery.
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr. Carter is the greatest. A wonderful physician.
    Jul 06, 2022
    Dr. Carter was excellent. He was personable and his explanations were concise and easy to understand.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Jun 02, 2022
    May 27, 2022
    He is the best doctor I've ever been treated for my health issues
    May 01, 2022
    Passed off on the next doctor
    Mar 17, 2022
    I feel very lucky to be a patient of dr Carter's he's the best.

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