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Steven N. Carter, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Steven N. Carter, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is board-certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery, as well as General Surgery. Having performed more robotic colon and rectal cases than anyone else in the Oklahoma City metro area, he is dedicated to pushing the envelope in surgical technique.

Dr. Carter moved to Lawton when he was 3 and graduated from Lawton – Eisenhower. He then attended the University of Oklahoma graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then pursued a medical degree followed by a general surgery residency at the OU Health Sciences Center. He was named Outstanding Surgical Resident while there and presented numerous times to scientific meetings.

Dr. Carter was one of the first to leave OU and pursue advanced training in colon and rectal surgery. He saw how many people in this area were undergoing surgeries by general surgeons who only perform a few of these cases a year. This was radically different than the patient experiences in other metropolitan areas. He competed the Colon and Rectal Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Following this he went in to practice in Oklahoma. He quickly adopted robotic surgery to assist with the difficult anatomy of the pelvis in rectal cancer surgeries.

Dr. Carter is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association. He is an Instructor for Advanced Trauma Courses​ and volunteers his time to prepare general surgery residents for oral boards. He has presented at numerous national and regional meetings. He also participates with support groups for ostomy patients and colitis patients. His areas of interest include rectal cancer, anorectal disease (hemorrhoids, pilonidal disease, etc.) and inflammatory bowel disease. He is one of the few physicians in OKC trained in ileoanal anastomosis (i.e. J-pouch).

Academic Section(s):

Surgical Oncology


Medical School: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Surgery; American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery


General Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 


 Colon and Rectal Residency, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests: Rectal Cancer, Anorectal Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease