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Dr. Peter Carroll is a surgeon specializing in urological oncology. He is internationally known for his expertise in managing patients with cancers of the urinary system.

In research, Carroll's areas of interest include early detection and patient-centered management of urological cancers, most notably prostate cancer. He is principal investigator or co-investigator of many studies that received peer-reviewed research grants as well as author or co-author of more than 700 publications.

Carroll earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed training in general surgery and a residency in urology at UCSF. He completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before returning to UCSF. He also has a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

At UCSF, he holds both the Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron and Taube Family distinguished professorships.

  • Education

    Georgetown University, MD, 1979

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology, 1986

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

  • Academic Title


Video visits for North Bay patients

Learn more about Sonoma Valley Hospital

UCSF and Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH) have teamed up to offer convenient telemedicine appointments with Dr. Carroll. From Sonoma Valley Hospital, patients in the area can now have a video consultation with Dr. Carroll. While at SVH, they can complete any needed lab work or imaging tests for Dr. Carroll to review.

To refer a SVH patient to Carroll, please call (877) 827-3226 or fax our referral form to (415) 514-8253.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    569 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 07, 2024
    I'm extremely happy with Dr. Carroll's professionalism In listening to me and explaining what we will need to do about my Issue.
    Jan 07, 2024
    Dr Peter Carrell is FANTASTIC! I feel that he saved my life!!!!
    Jan 07, 2024
    He was clear, articulate and friendly. On one matter he was uncertain about he he said he'd check and get back to me, which he did quickly
    Dec 30, 2023
    I was made to feel very comfortable vis-a-vis discussing my condition.
    Dec 24, 2023
    I feel UCSF is the top rated hospital
    Dec 13, 2023
    Dr. Carroll is wonderful. I have recommended him several times and will continue to recommend him and UCSF.
    Dec 07, 2023
    Dr was outstanding...very thorough and great interface
    Dec 05, 2023
    Dr Carroll is a world-renowned authority in the field. I was fortunate to get to see him.
    Dec 03, 2023
    Simply the best !!
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr. Carroll was outstanding in every respect.
    Nov 23, 2023
    I'm so grateful to have found Dr Carroll
    Nov 23, 2023
    Met or exceeded expectations
    Nov 18, 2023
    Dr. Carroll was professional, empathetic and very patient. He provided easy to understand explanations.
    Nov 11, 2023
    Pater runs the best urology clinic in the world.
    Nov 10, 2023
    First rate
    Nov 03, 2023
    Great and all areas from start to finish.
    Nov 02, 2023
    I feel very fortunate to be able to see Dr. Caroll
    Nov 02, 2023
    I consider myself fortunate to have Dr. Carroll and his team in charge of my healthcare.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr Carroll is very clear in his presentations and very good at listening and responding accurately to my questions and concerns .
    Oct 07, 2023
    Dr. Peter Carroll was excellent.
    Oct 07, 2023
    The kindness and expertise of Dr Carroll, completely put my mind at ease. I feel so very fortunate to be able to have him as my doctor!
    Sep 29, 2023
    Clearly had not reviewed my test results for stage 4 cancer.Showed no insights. Just read the results of the scan. I had already been provided with the results. He offered no explanation on why the test had been delayed given my PSA score
    Sep 24, 2023
    I don't recall discussing any risks, other than understanding that the condition will progress slowly without treatment. Dr. Carroll was excellent.
    Sep 22, 2023
    Great experience
    Sep 17, 2023
    Great Doctor!
    Sep 16, 2023
    Dr. Carroll, Peter is very kind very detail to explaining of my concerns.
    Sep 14, 2023
    I have never had such a pleasant visit with the a doctor. What a blessing
    Sep 09, 2023
    Excellent, as always.
    Sep 06, 2023
    Extremely happy with Dr Carroll
    Sep 05, 2023
    Simply put, Dr. Carroll allayed all of my concerns and demonstrated a genuine regard for my condition. I now know that I'm in the best of hands for treating my cancer.
    Sep 03, 2023
    Aug 14, 2023
    The doctor and his entire team were precise, helpful and optimistic about everything.
    Aug 12, 2023
    Dr Peter Carroll
    Aug 11, 2023
    Dr Carol was amazing. Answered all questions which is why all my care will be with UCSF.
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr Carroll always good
    Aug 03, 2023
    Jul 29, 2023
    Dr Carroll is a consummate professional
    Jul 28, 2023
    Simply the best
    Jul 28, 2023
    The Best. Thank you all
    Jul 27, 2023
    Very grateful
    Jul 23, 2023
    I had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll.
    Jul 13, 2023
    Great in explaing procedure and risk involved. Answered my question quickly and honestly.
    Jul 13, 2023
    I believe Dr. Peter Carroll is the best doctor for my particular care in the nation. Extremely knowledgeable and able to provide me with the best diagnostic/imaging testing and treatment that I could obtain anywhere.
    Jul 13, 2023
    High level of care
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr Carroll was very clear and super caring! We instantly felt that we were in great hands!!
    Jun 22, 2023
    Represented UCSF as the place I needed to be at.
    Jun 17, 2023
    Really, everything was exceptional!
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr Carroll is exceptional!
    Jun 11, 2023
    Knowledgeable, caring Dr provided excellent explanation of my condition and clear guidance on a proposed treatment plan and follow up.
    Jun 02, 2023
    Incredible kindness and expertise.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Had my prostate cancer removed many years ago and Dr. Carroll has helped me several times since then with urological related problems. He's the greatest.
    May 25, 2023
    I have already recommended DR Carroll to several people. He has an incredibly positive reputation in the community and the reason is obvious.
    May 21, 2023
    Dr. Carroll is an excellent doctor and human being..
    May 21, 2023
    Ultimately, Dr. Carroll passed me on to another doctor. My issues remain unaddressed. As well, I was not asked ANY questions about the concerns I expressed in the pre-visit questionnaire I was asked to complete before my appointment.
    May 18, 2023
    I could not be more grateful to be in the care of this extraordinary Doctor. In just my first appointment, it was obvious Dr. Carroll is the caregiver everyone would like to have, that he and his team will get me the best and most appropriate treatment for me, and that I will be well informed. It is a huge relief to be with Dr. Carroll. He was crystal clear in his explanations and I trust him absolutely.
    May 05, 2023
    Great experience.
    May 04, 2023
    In fact I did recommend Dr Carroll to a friend withProstate cancer.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Excellent Dr. Knowledgeable, great communicator, invested a great deal of time to listen to my concerns and explain next steps.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Learned many things that will help me
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr Carroll took a real interest in solving my issues. Also listened to my wife's concerns.
    Apr 23, 2023
    Dr Carroll was absolutely magnificent
    Apr 20, 2023
    Very good.
    Apr 17, 2023
    The best experience I could imagine having.
    Apr 15, 2023
    Dr. Peter Carroll is the best in the world in urologic oncology and related fields. And a wonderful gentleman
    Apr 13, 2023
    I've only met Dr. Carroll twice, but he absolutely gave me his full attention even though obviously he's a very busy man.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr. Carroll is one of the best doctors I ever met. He is very thorough and detail oriented in looking at the reports and diagnosing the condition of the disease.
    Apr 09, 2023
    Dr Carroll is the best
    Apr 06, 2023
    Careprovder (assume thei means the doctor?) was outstanding.
    Mar 25, 2023
    I was recommend to Dr Caroll and he exceeded my expectation with his knowledge and professionalism.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Doctor Carroll did a great job!
    Mar 02, 2023
    Very sure I was talking to the best.
    Feb 26, 2023
    Dr. Carroll was equal parts knowledgable, reassuring, humble and warm. My delay was unfortunate, but he's well worth the wait!
    Feb 14, 2023
    Very professional meeting that lasted about 30 minutes. My wife was able to join as well so that all our questions could be addressed.
    Feb 13, 2023
    Outstanding experience in all ways. Dr. Carroll is the consummate physician.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr Carrol is an incredible doctor, and I'm so fortunate to be under his care
    Feb 04, 2023
    Dr. Peter Carroll is incredible!
    Feb 03, 2023
    Always a great experience to speak with Dr. Carroll.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Excellent service. Extremely kind staff.
    Feb 02, 2023
    I had a very, very excellent experience with Dr. Carol and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody that needed his care.
    Jan 23, 2023
    A totally positive experience I felt that he had reviewed my case. Knew my history. And was very helpful and concerned.
    Jan 19, 2023
    This was the excellent care that I have come to expect at UCSF, and was worth the 6 hours on the road round-trip to have the 30 minutes of expert care.
    Jan 13, 2023
    An absolutely amazing experience with a world class doctor. I couldn't be happier to be under his care.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Plain English. No jargon. Paused to listen to questions and provided rational and alternatives for his recommendations. All done in about 15 minutes. And a friendly guy to boot.
    Jan 07, 2023
    This long distance visit would have been more productive if the doctor had seen from my records before I traveled 1000 miles round trip that I had not had a biopsy needed prior to deciding on a course of treatment, if any. Communicating that to my referring urologist BEFORE making this appointment would have been a good idea. Having to either stay longer in San Francisco to have this done there or returning again to have it done later seems not well thought out.
    Jan 06, 2023
    This was a referral from the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. Dr. Carroll was amazing in his communication. It is clear to see why he is held in such high esteem.
    Dec 12, 2022
    Dr. Carroll was tremendous: very reassuring, very open about his thought process, and very good at using data to explain his thinking around the different options.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Very good
    Dec 06, 2022
    Dr. Carroll helped us make the decision for treatment and to feel good about the decision.
    Dec 01, 2022
    All my responses are regarding Dr Carroll
    Dec 01, 2022
    I've been a patient of Dr. Carroll for 10 years. Could not be in better hands.
    Nov 27, 2022
    Excellent consultation. Answered all my questions
    Nov 24, 2022
    Dr. Carol's the best urologist I've ever been to he's the man
    Nov 18, 2022
    Professional, direct, wise, and reassuring.
    Nov 12, 2022
    Top shelf service
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Carroll explained details about my condition far better than my previous doctors and I learned a number of helpful facts. He was excellent!
    Oct 28, 2022
    Had my concerns addressed
    Oct 15, 2022
    Would like to be provided with an after visit summary of what we discussed during appointment. As a patient I like to review what was discussed because I can't remember everything the doctor recommended.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Excellent visit
    Oct 02, 2022
    Dr Carroll was awesome. Very informative
    Sep 30, 2022
    Dr.Carroll's experience and expertise was very helpful in diagnosing the issues with my prostate, the best treatment plan and completing the surgery with a high level of skill.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr Carroll did an outstanding job.
    Aug 13, 2022
    Dr Carroll is sensational. He helped calm me and then assisted me in thinking through treatment options
    Aug 12, 2022
    Dr Carroll and his staff have been outstanding.
    Aug 01, 2022
    Paid close attention to the details of my case. Did not assume I was "average."
    Jul 29, 2022
    Best Doctor and Nurse experience I have ever had
    Jul 28, 2022
    The provider mixed my chart with another chart and described my health as poor on evaluation without an explanation
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr Carroll and staff are wonderful!
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr. Peter Carroll is an exceptionally and outstandingly expert in his field of urological surgery. His knowledge of and surgery experiences is unmatchable. He is through in his study of his patients cases, ready to explain the medically complicated concepts and procedures in a simple and understandable language, is friendly and genuinely caring about his patient . I believe both me and UCSF are honored have Dr. Carroll on our side. Thank you Dr. Carroll.
    Jul 18, 2022
    Dr Carroll and his staff were attentive, comprehensive and answered all of my questions and we were able to end the call 5 minutes early
    Jul 17, 2022
    Very responsive, communicative and efficient
    Decorative Caduceus

    Prostate Active Surveillance Study


    My work

    John Shoemaker: prostate cancer patient
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