Yvonne M. Carter, MD, FACS



Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine


Bachelor of Arts: McMaster University
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship: General Surgery, University of Washington
Residency: General Surgery, University of Washington
Thoracic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Ohio State University
Thoracic Transplant Surgery, Duke University

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • ACS/STS Leadership in Health Policy & Management Scholarship
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery Scholarship
  • National Research Scientist Award
  • ASTS/Roche Surgical Scientist Award
Research Focus

Outcome disparities in thoracic malignancies; Cellular response to mechanical circulatory support; Simulation in surgical education

29 Journal Articles (Authored)
6 Book Chapters

Outcome disparities in thoracic malignancies

Professional Service
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Association of Black Academic Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Editor-in-Chief, Surgery – Thoracic StatPearls
  • Member, Women in Thoracic Surgery Member, Lawrence J. Durante Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Reviewer, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Reviewer, Surgery
  • Harbor-UCLA Cancer Committee, Thoracic Oncology Representative