Dr. Bob S. Carter, MD

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Dr. Bob S. Carter, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

La Jolla - 4510 Executive Drive 3855 HEALTH SCIENCES DR 3855, La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions
(858) 822-4500

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Bob S. Carter is now Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Diego, where he specializes...   Read More

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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Aneurysm
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Aneurysm Clipping
      • Brain Surgery
      • Brain Tumor Surgery
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
      • Pituitary Surgery
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Stereotaxis

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1992

      • Internship Hospital
        Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital

        Completed in 1993

      • Residency Hospital
        Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School

        Completed in 1998

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
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      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Carter says...

      Bob S. Carter is now Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Diego, where he specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors and complex intracranial surgery for skull base and vascular lesions. Dr. Carter trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Carter obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, earning Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Omega distinction.  Dr. Carter's work  at UCSD is focused on complex brain and spinal cord surgery.

      Dr. Carter is active in national and international neurosurgery organizations including serving as an Associate Editor of Neurosurgery, editorial board member of the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery as well as program committee member of the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association. He has served on the Executive Boards of the New England Neurosurgical Society and the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease. In the laboratory, Dr. Carter's work has been cited over 15,000 times in the literature; he performed a post-doctoral research fellowship in gene therapy at the Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA and Children's Hospital, Boston with Dr. Richard Mulligan. Dr. Carter has a long history of NIH funding for his work on chimeric T-cell receptor therapy for glioma. In 2008, he and colleagues described the first use of exosomes as an RNA based serum biomarker for glioma in a report in Nature Cell Biology; this remains an active area of ongoing research.

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      Dr. Carter's Care Philosophy

      Dr. Carter's goal is to try to help patients navigate the complexities of treatment for brain tumor and brain vascular lesions. By focusing on a multidisciplinary strategy with outstanding colleagues at University of California, San Diego, our goal is to tailor treatment correctly for each patient and support them as the seek both medical and surgical care for their condition.