Carter Lebares, MD

Asst Professor
Surgery
+1 415 476-0973

Dr. Carter Lebares is a gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon at UCSF Medical Center who specializes treating gastrointestinal disease, particularly of the esophagus and stomach, using minimally invasive surgery, robotics and surgical endoscopy. This includes treatments for reflux disease, hiatal hernia, obesity, early esophageal or gastric cancer, esophageal motility disorders hernias, gallbladder disease and some biliary disease. Her 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.

Lebares received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed surgical residencies there and at UCSF, where she is an assistant professor. Lebares is a member of the American College of Surgeons and received the Haile T. Debas Surgical Resident Teaching Award in 2013, the Gaviser-Hayes award for compassion in surgery in 2013 and the Metropolitan Mount Sinai award for future excellence in 2008.

Publications: 

Appendiceal neurofibroma in a patient with neurofibromatosis 1 and recurrent abdominal infections from ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report.

Journal of surgical case reports

Greenberg AL, Choi WT, Shaked O, Lee AT, Berrahou IK, Jacques LG, Lebares CC

Exploration of Individual and System-Level Well-being Initiatives at an Academic Surgical Residency Program: A Mixed-Methods Study.

JAMA network open

Lebares CC, Greenberg AL, Ascher NL, Delucchi KL, Reilly LM, van der Schaaf M, Baathe F, O'Sullivan P, Isaksson Rø K

Portal venous gas and hepatic cyst infection with Clostridium perfringens.

Surgery

Joseph A. Lin, Cecilia J. Im, Zachary C. Dietch, Carter C. Lebares

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Academic General Surgical Program: Implications for Acute Care Surgeons.

Surgical innovation

Ross JT, Liang NE, Lebares CC, Carter JT, Harris HW, Cello JP, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC

Enhanced Stress Resilience Training in Surgeons: Iterative Adaptation and Biopsychosocial Effects in 2 Small Randomized Trials.

Annals of surgery

Lebares CC, Coaston TN, Delucchi KL, Guvva EV, Shen WT, Staffaroni AM, Kramer JH, Epel ES, Hecht FM, Ascher NL, Harris HW, Cole SW

Key factors for implementing mindfulness-based burnout interventions in surgery.

American journal of surgery

Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Desai A, Herschberger A, Ascher NL, Harris HW, O'Sullivan P

Endoscopic Magnetic Compression Anastomosis For Small Bowel Bypass in a High Operative Risk Setting.

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques

Lebares CC, Graves CE, Lin MY, Fidelman N, Cello J, Harrison MR, Rogers S

Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Training in Surgery: Additional Analysis of the Mindful Surgeon Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA network open

Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Olaru M, Sugrue LP, Staffaroni AM, Delucchi KL, Kramer JH, Ascher NL, Harris HW

Feasibility of Formal Mindfulness-Based Stress-Resilience Training Among Surgery Interns: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA surgery

Lebares CC, Hershberger AO, Guvva EV, Desai A, Mitchell J, Shen W, Reilly LM, Delucchi KL, O'Sullivan PS, Ascher NL, Harris HW

Burnout and gender in surgical training: A call to re-evaluate coping and dysfunction.

American journal of surgery

Lebares CC, Braun HJ, Guvva EV, Epel ES, Hecht FM

Burnout and Stress Among US Surgery Residents: Psychological Distress and Resilience.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Harris HW, Epel ES

Transforming growth factor-beta induces secretion of activated ADAMTS-2. A procollagen III N-proteinase.

The Journal of biological chemistry

Wang WM, Lee S, Steiglitz BM, Scott IC, Lebares CC, Allen ML, Brenner MC, Takahara K, Greenspan DS