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Carter Lebares, M.D.

Carter Lebares, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Director, UCSF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery


Contact Information

Academic Office
513 Parnassus Avenue, U-373
San Francisco, California 94143
(415) 502-5588
carter.lebares@ucsf.edu
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University of Minnesota School of Medicine, MD, 2008

  • University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 2011
  • UCSF Department of Surgery / UCSF Medical Center, 2013
  • IRCAD Institute/Strasbourg University, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy, 2015
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Complex hernia repair
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Links
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Robotic and Surgical Endoscopy

Carter Lebares, MD is a gastrointestinal surgeon at UCSF Medical Center who specializes in advanced minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, using laparoscopy, robotics and interventional endoscopy. She treats reflux disease, giant paraesophageal and hiatal hernias, achalasia, early esophageal or gastric cancer, esophageal motility disorders, hernias, gallbladder disease and some biliary disease. She also performs emergency general surgery (‘Acute Care Surgery') and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (ventral or incisional hernias).

Dr. Lebares received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota, completed her surgical residency at UCSF, and her fellowship training at the internationally recognized Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer (IRCAD), at Strasbourg University, in France. She is a member of SAGES, the American College of Surgeons, American Women in Surgery and the International Stress and Behavior Society. She co-founded the first integrated (complementary and traditional) medicine teaching clinic in the country, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2007. Dr. Lebares has taken Mindfulness Teacher Training for Physicians through the University of Rochester and is a graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program in Medical Education at UCSF.

Dr. Lebares, is Director of the UCSF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery, has 20 years of personal practice in mindfulness meditation and longstanding research interest in the areas of stress, cognition and resilience. With the help of her exceptional team, she developed the Enhanced Stress Resilience Training curriculum for surgeons.

Dr. Lebares' research interests include mindfulness-based cognitive training in surgery, the impact of chronic stress on cognition and performance, burnout and the surgical ethos, implementation science and behavior change interventions in real-life settings.

Dr. Lebares' research interests include resilience and mindfulness in surgery, mindfulness and nutrition in metabolic syndrome and obesity, the neuroendocrine and cognitive effects of stress on learning and performance, and endoscopic surgery for diseases of the esophagus and stomach.


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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 27
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  1. Greenberg AL, Collins CR, Rosser ML, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Reilly LM, Lebares CC. Surgical Trainee Well-Being: A Synergy of Individual and System-Level Interventions. Acad Med. 2021 11 01; 96(11S):S184-S185. View in PubMed
  2. Anya Greenberg, Carter C. Lebares. Defining and Validating Flourishing in Surgery: Differences by Race and Gender in a Multicenter Study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2021 Nov 1; 233(5):s214-s215. View in PubMed
  3. Anya Greenberg, Carter C. Lebares. Enhancers and Inhibitors of Well-Being: A Multicenter Study of Surgical Resident Perspectives. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2021 Nov 1; 233(5):s216. View in PubMed
  4. Jangi S, Lebares C. Scoping mindfully. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Oct; 94(4):877-878. View in PubMed
  5. Lebares CC. From challenge to change in Surgery. Am J Surg. 2021 Sep 06. View in PubMed
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