|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-4470||Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
|(801) 581-5311||University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Shamus R. Carr, MD, FACS, has a strong interest in minimally invasive approaches to thoracic diseases of the lung and esophagus. He performs both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy for tumors of the airway. He is the only surgeon in the greater Salt Lake area that routinely does video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomies (VATS) for early stage lung cancer. His research focus is clinical outcomes and prognostic markers in early stage lung cancer.
For diseases of the esophagus, he uses endoscopic therapies for Barrett's esophagus and early stage esophageal cancer. He performs minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer that does not respond to endoscopic esophageal preservation techniques. He also does surgery for complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernias.
He received a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. His residency in general surgery and a two-year translational research fellowship in thoracic surgery were completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery specializing in thoracic surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Additionally, he has served overseas with the U.S. Navy as a surgeon.
Dr. Carr practices at both the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
|Academic Divisions||Cardiothoracic Surgery
|Board Certification||American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient November 18, 2013
Thought Dr. Carr was excellent at his job. I have no doubt that I am in great hands.UofU Patient November 15, 2013
Dr. Carr was professional and friendly. He was patient enough to answer all my questions. We were very happy with him.UofU Patient October 10, 2013
Dr Carr is great, he takes time to talk with me on a personal level, I feel I am getting the best care possible.UofU Patient September 23, 2013
Dr. Carr is a wonderful surgeon who answers every question that I've had. He's very thorough in his explanations and also is a take charge kind of Dr. He is clear and concise and super skilled. I have appreciated his care very much.UofU Patient September 04, 2013
I have never been to such a caring drUofU Patient August 20, 2013
Dr. Carr is very detailed and makes sure I understand my cancer. Dr. Carr is very respectful and listens and addresses my questions. i have the up most confidence in Dr. Carr and I am truly grateful for his knowledge and knowing I am in the best care possible.UofU Patient August 20, 2013
Everything is explained thoroughly and all my questions addressed.UofU Patient August 07, 2013
Dr. Carr is the BEST. I would recommend him to anyone with the utmost confidence. He also has a great team working with him.UofU Patient July 22, 2013
Most professional staff I have ever engaged withUofU Patient June 26, 2013
We are very satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Carr and his team. They were always address our concerns with the most speedy responses and constantly in communication with us regarding any issues. The nurses at the ICU are the best.UofU Patient June 26, 2013
Dr. Carr is the best damn doctors I have ever had.UofU Patient June 24, 2013
Dr. Carr helped me realize I need to do what is best for me instead of what I want based on impulse and fear. I feel very grateful be under the care of a doctor who is as smart and has my best interest at heart.UofU Patient June 21, 2013
Already do recommend Huntsman to everyone.UofU Patient June 18, 2013
not knowing who,what,where,and how to prepare for treatment and seemingly out of our hands can be extremly frustratingUofU Patient June 10, 2013
The news he gave me was difficult to hear, but he did it in a way that I could believe and accept. I have no doubt that he is the best surgeon I can go to for my condition, that he cares about me as a person, and that he cares about making me as well as possible.UofU Patient June 10, 2013
I have recommended Dr. Carr to othersUofU Patient April 23, 2013
Dr. Carr and his staff have always treated me with kindness and respect.UofU Patient April 16, 2013
Time constraints beyond the physician's control impact the physician/patient relationship. Nonetheless, Dr Carr is attentive and informative in his interactions. I feel fortunate and grateful to havehim as my lung surgeon.UofU Patient April 15, 2013
Appt. with Dr Carr was excellent.UofU Patient April 15, 2013
Dr. Carr was friendly, professional and informative. Dr. Carr was willing to spend the time to answer question from myself as well as my wife. Dr. Carr and his staff are the best healthcare providers I have had the opportunity to work with.UofU Patient April 02, 2013
Even though the doctor was behind, he took all the time necessary to discuss my particular medical problem. I never felt rushed. I feel very confident in his ability to care for me in the near future.UofU Patient April 01, 2013
While I would hope to never have to refer a friend for your services I would without hesitation if they needed it.UofU Patient March 26, 2013
Dr. Carr is dedicated, and very complete in his care. The best surgeon I have ever met and I have known many. I have absolute confidence in him.UofU Patient March 06, 2013
Professional, competent, and took the time to answer my questions.UofU Patient February 12, 2013
Dr. Carr was early. We talked about my surgery, results etc. We planned for my care over the next year. We had a quick but very good visit. He is upbeat, a good doc and a nice guy.UofU Patient February 11, 2013
Dr. Carr is very competent and caring. He will stay with you as long as it takes to make sure all of your questions/concerns are answered.UofU Patient December 17, 2012
Dr. Carr's staff are wonderful. They have made this experience bearable. They make you feel at ease throughout the visit.UofU Patient December 17, 2012
We don't have any problems at this point and don't expect too, but we are barely starting into this so we don't know if we would recommend him or not yet. This question should be at the end of all treatments.UofU Patient November 26, 2012
Dr. Carr's staffUofU Patient October 08, 2012
I HIGHLY recommend all of the Wonderfull Doctors and their assistants, who worked with me in the oporating room, and out on the floor. They are the BEST!!!! I/we Thank you all so very much, for saving my sister in February, and for doing such a great job on myself. I feel wonderfull.UofU Patient September 12, 2012
The doctor was running a little behind so he was in a bit of a hurry.UofU Patient August 28, 2012
Dr. Shamus Carr and his team are absolutely incredible. I have the upmost respect for Dr. Carr and his team. I was treated with respect, concern and compassion. I am so grateful to have been Dr. Carr's patient.UofU Patient August 06, 2012
Especially appreciated Dr CarrUofU Patient July 31, 2012
I could not have asked for any better treatment than what I recieved at the Huntsman. I HIGHLY recomment the Huntsman and their staff to anyone I know.UofU Patient July 16, 2012
Dr Carr and his staff are the best.UofU Patient July 09, 2012
I have complete confidence in Dr. Carr and his team.UofU Patient June 18, 2012
I and my sister have NEVER had a bad experience at the Huntsman or the U of U.The care and concern of the staff,is above and beyond! I/we have great respect and gratitude for them all.UofU Patient April 25, 2012
Again, Dr. Shamus Carr is AMAZING!!! I would gladly refer him to anybody that needed any type of Thoracic surgery.