Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

85 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Shamus R. Carr, M.D., FACS

Clinical Details

Locations

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(801) 587-4470 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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(801) 581-5311 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

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 Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Patient Ratings

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.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.8
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
3.8
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 25, 2013

Dr Carr, as always showed an honest concern for my well being. He was open and honest and will be missed.

December 20, 2013

Dr. Carr has a very good "bedside manner". He takes the time to listen to you and answers all questions that you may have.

December 06, 2013

Dr. Carr is a doctor that has followed my treatment for some time now. He is honest and caring and shows concern for me and my family. I TRUST him as a provider who I can consult with my questions and he will take the time to explain things to me.

November 18, 2013

Thought Dr. Carr was excellent at his job. I have no doubt that I am in great hands.

November 15, 2013

Dr. Carr was professional and friendly. He was patient enough to answer all my questions. We were very happy with him.

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.

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.

September 04, 2013

I have never been to such a caring dr

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.

August 20, 2013

Everything is explained thoroughly and all my questions addressed.

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.

July 22, 2013

Most professional staff I have ever engaged with

June 26, 2013

Dr. Carr is the best damn doctors I have ever had.

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.

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.

June 21, 2013

Already do recommend Huntsman to everyone.

June 18, 2013

not knowing who,what,where,and how to prepare for treatment and seemingly out of our hands can be extremly frustrating

June 10, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Carr to others

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.

April 23, 2013

Dr. Carr and his staff have always treated me with kindness and respect.

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.

April 15, 2013

Appt. with Dr Carr was excellent.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March 06, 2013

Professional, competent, and took the time to answer my questions.

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.

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.

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.

December 17, 2012

Dr. Carr's staff are wonderful. They have made this experience bearable. They make you feel at ease throughout the visit.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Carr's staff

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.

September 12, 2012

The doctor was running a little behind so he was in a bit of a hurry.

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.

August 06, 2012

Especially appreciated Dr Carr

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.

July 16, 2012

Dr Carr and his staff are the best.

July 09, 2012

I have complete confidence in Dr. Carr and his team.

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.

April 25, 2012

Again, Dr. Shamus Carr is AMAZING!!! I would gladly refer him to anybody that needed any type of Thoracic surgery.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-4393 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Thoracic Oncology
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-4393 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Shamus R. Carr, MD, FACS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery with faculty appointments to the divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Clinical Radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, qualified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He practices at both the University of Utah Hospital and HCI.

He 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.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgical Institute/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Resident
Residency University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
Research Fellow
Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
General Surgery
Resident
Internship Eisenhower Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Dartmouth Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Southern California
Biomedical Engineering
B.S.

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