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

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Urology, 1984

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology, 1986

  • Board Certifications

    Urology, American Board of Urology

  • Academic Title


Video visits for North Bay patients

UCSF and Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH) have teamed up to offer convenient telemedicine appointments with Dr. Carroll. Patients in the Sonoma area can now consult with Carroll from the comfort and safety of home. Any needed lab work or imaging tests may be completed at SVH for him to review.

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

Clinics I work with

Prostate Cancer Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Urologic Surgical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
444 Reviews
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
438 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
439 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
428 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
440 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
441 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
437 Reviews

My work

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