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Dr. Bob Carter
Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Bob Carter is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Neurosurgery at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego.  He was recruited to UCSD in 2010 from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he served on staff since 1992.  Dr. Carter obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Public Health respectively. His post-doctoral training included residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and post-doctoral fellowships at the Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA and Children's Hospital, Boston.

Dr. Carter is active in national and international neurosurgery organizations including serving as a Section Editor of Neurosurgery and the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery as well as program committee of the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association.

Dr. Carter specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and complex intracranial surgery including cerebral bypass and aneursym surgery.  Dr. Carter co-leads, with Dr. Santosh Kesari (Neuro-oncology) and Dr. Scott Vandenberg (Neuropathology), the clinical brain tumor program at UCSD.  The Brain Tumor program brings together the efforts of over 50 faculty and staff who are focused on brain tumor clinical care, research, and education. 

Dr. Carter's research involves outcomes improvement for intracranial surgery; the development of serum RNA based biomarkers for brain tumors and other neurological disorders and the development of gene transfer delivery techniques for the central nervous system. 



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