Bob Carter, MD, Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Neurosurgery Boston, MA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Summary

  • Dr. Bob Carter is currently Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his B.A. with University Honors in Chemistry at Brigham Young University, his M.D. with AOA distinction at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his Ph.D. in genetic epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Carter trained in Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and remained on the faculty until he was recruited to UC San Diego in 2010 as Professor and Chair. While at UC San Diego, Dr. Carter led the formation of the UC San Diego Neurological Institute and co-directed the UCSD Brain Tumor Center. In 2017, Dr. Carter was recruited back to MGH to lead the Department of Neurosurgery, where he specializes in complex intracranial surgery for brain and skull base tumors including pituitary adenoma and meningioma and cerebrovascular pathology.

    Dr. Carter lectures nationally and internationally on neurosurgery topics and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Skills & Expertise

  • Neurosurgical oncology, Cerebrovascular disease, Neurosurgical trauma and critical care, Skull base surgery, Neurosurgery, Pituitary surgery, Cerebral aneurysm clipping, Meningiomas, Acoustic neuroma, Pituitary disease, Logistic models, Combined modality therapy, Radiosurgery, Gliomas, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Glioblastoma, Astrocytoma, Cerebral angiography

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Public HealthOTHER_TRAINING
  • Brigham Young UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2009 - 2021
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1995 - 2021
  • ME State Medical License
    ME State Medical License Active through 2020
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors:San Diego Area Castle Connolly, 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Top Doctors:Southern California Castle Connolly, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Detection of wtEGFR Amplification and EGFRvIII Mutation in CSF-Derived Extracellular Vesicles of Glioblastoma Patients  
    Figueroa JM, Skog J, Akers J, Li H, Komotar R, Jensen R, Ringel F, Yang I, Kalkanis S, Thompson R, LoGuidice L, Berghoff E, Parsa A, Liau L, Curry W, Cahill D, Bettego..., Neuro Oncol, 1/27/2017
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of surface imaging guided radiosurgery (SIG-RS) in the treatment of benign skull base tumors  
    Lau SK, Patel K, Kim T, Knipprath E, Kim GY, Cervino LI, Lawson JD, Murphy KT, Sanghvi P, Carter BS, Chen CC, J Neurooncol, 1/24/2017
  • Survival trends of oligodendroglial tumor patients and associated clinical practice patterns: a SEER-based analysis  
    Brandel MG, Alattar AA, Hirshman BR, Dong X, Carroll KT, Ali MA, Carter BS, Chen CC, J Neurooncol, 1/24/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

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Lectures

  • "Lessons from the MGH in Neurosurgical Discovery: The Road Ahead" 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2017
  • "Investigating Extracellular Vesicles in Glioma" 
    Washington University, St. Louis, MO - 1/1/2017
  • "Henderson Lecture: Lessons for the Surgeon Scientist: Extracellular Vesicles" 
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD - 1/1/2017
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Other

  • The New Standard for Intraoperative Imaging Environments 
    Carter BS
    1/1/2012
  • "Awake Craniotomy" 
    Carter BS, KPBS
    http://bit.ly/1QRckMH
    1/1/2010
  • "Brain Tumor Treatments" 
    Carter BS, Interview, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) TV Dr. Bill Mobley
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed0u847hfDA
    1/1/2010
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Press Mentions

  • WHO Foundation Established to Support Critical Global Health Needs
    WHO Foundation Established to Support Critical Global Health NeedsMay 27, 2020
  • Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Neurons to Treat Parkinson’s Disease
    Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Neurons to Treat Parkinson’s DiseaseMay 15, 2020
  • A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s with a Novel Brain Cell Transplant
    A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s with a Novel Brain Cell TransplantMay 12, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations