Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Chief of Division of Thoracic Surgery, Director of Robotic Surgery
Education and Training
1991-1995 B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1995-1999 M.D., Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH (formerly Dartmouth Medical School)
1999-2000 Internship, General Surgery, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA
2000-2002 Resident, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2002-2004 Research Fellow, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2004-2006 Resident in General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2009-2011 Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgical Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
5/10-6/10 Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
2014 F. Griffith Pearson Fellow, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Shamus Carr, MD, FACS, is a thoracic surgeon and Director of Robotic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also the Associate Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery for the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Carr specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including those for lung cancer, benign and malignant esophageal conditions, mediastinal tumors and chest wall deformities. His research interests span the gamut of general thoracic surgery, but he has primarily published in the areas of lung cancer, esophageal conditions, and pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Carr earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed residencies in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Carr completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he was later also an F. Griffith Pearson Fellow. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Carr was an assistant professor (clinical) of surgery at the University of Utah and investigator in thoracic oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Carr’s career is also distinguished by his service to his country, having risen to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy before his honorable discharge in 2009. He has also served as a head of the Department of General Surgery at the US Naval Hospital in Guam, and he is a staff surgeon at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Carr is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Local Principal Investigator: RTOG 0839 – Randomized Phase II Study of Pre-Operative Chemoradiotherapy +/- Panitumumab (IND#110152) Followed by Consolidation Chemotherapy in Potentially Operable Locally Advanced (Stage IIIA, N2+) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Robotic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Disease (Benign), Chest Wall Deformities, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Nodules, Mediastinal Tumors, Hyperhidrosis, Diaphragmatic Hernia/Paraesophageal Hernia, Reflux, Diaphragm Disorders, Malignant Pleural effusions, Pneumothorax
- Carr SR, Dinsmore RC, Wilkinson NW. Idiopathic Spontaneous Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage: A Clinical Update on Abdominal Apoplexy in the Year 2001. American Surgeon 2001; 67(4): 374-6.
- Friedberg JF, Skema C, Burdick J, Yodh AG, Carr SR, Culver JP. A novel technique for light delivery through branched or bent anatomic structures. JTCVS 2003; 126(6): 1963-1967.
- Carr SR, Rao AS, Goldstein SD, et al. Mucinous cystadenoma and synchronous carcinoid of the appendix causing intussusception. Contemporary Surgery 2004; 60(9): 424-7.
- Pechet TV, Carr SR, Collins JE, Cohn HE, Farber JL. Arterial invasion predicts early mortality in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2004; 78(5): 1748-1753.
- Carr SR, Cantor JP, Rao AS, Lakshman TV, Friedberg JS. Peritoneal perfusion with oxygenated perfluorocarbon augments systemic oxygenation. Chest 2006; 130: 402-11.
- Salinas NL, Carr SR, Han D, Mahmoud NN. A surprising twist to an old problem: Sigmoid volvulus in a 19 year-old man. American Surgeon 2007; 73(3): 284-6.
- Carr SR, Luketich JD. Minimally invasive esophagectomy: An update on the options available. Minerva Chir 2008; 63(6): 481-95.
- Barillo DJ, Cancio LC, Stack RS, Carr SR, Broger KP, Crews DW, Renz EM, Blackbourne LH. Deployment and operation of a transportable burn intensive care unit in response to a burn muliple casualty incident. Am J Disaster Medicine 2010; 5(1): 5-13.
- Carr SR, Jobe BA. Esophageal preservation in the face of high-grade dysplasia and superficial cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 22(2):155-64.
- Sarkaria IS, Carr SR, MacIver RH, Whitson BA, Joyce DL, Stulak J, Mery CM, Guitron J, Singh RR, Mettler B, Turek JW. The 2010 Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Workforce Survey Report: A View from the Trenches. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 92(6): 2062-71.
- Carr SR, Schuchert MJ, Pennathur A, Wilson DO, Siegfried JM, Luketich JD, Landreneau RJ. Impact of tumor size on outcomes following anatomic lung resection for stage 1A non-small cell lung cancer based on current staging system. JTCVS 2012; 143(2): 390-7.
- Mukhopadhyay A, Berrett KC, Kc U, Pop S, Carr SR, Witt B, Bhutkar A, Oliver TG. Sox2 cooperates with Lkb1 loss in a mouse model of squamous cell lung cancer. Cell Reports 2014; 8:1-10.
- Carr SR, Akerley W, Hashibe M, Cannon-Albright LA. Evidence for a Genetical Contribution to Non-Smoking-Related Lung Cancer. Thorax 2015; 70(11):1033-9.
- Carr SR, Cowan SW, Zeltsman D, Friedberg JS. Malignant pleural and pericardial effusions. In Lung Cancer: Principles and Practice, 3rd ed. Pass HI et al., eds. pp. 794-804. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
- Carr SR, Friedberg JS. Malignant effusions. In Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach. Chung AE et al., eds. pp. 1518-25. Springer-Verlag, 2005.
- Carr SR, Pechet TTV. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. 4 Thorax. ACS Surgery Online. Souba WW, Fink MP, Jurkovich GJ et al. Eds. WebMD Inc., New York 2006. http://www.acssurgery.com/April 2006
- Friedberg JS, Carr SR. Surgical Management of Malignant Mesothelioma. In Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd ed. Kaiser LR, Kron IL, and Spray TL, eds. pp. 262-70. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2007.
- Carr SR. Motor Vehicle Collisions. In Churchill’s Pocketbook of Major Trauma. Brooks A, Mahoney PF, and Hodgetts TJ, eds. pp. 236-8. Elsevier, Philadelphia 2007.
- Carr SR. Motorcycle Collisions. In Churchill’s Pocketbook of Major Trauma. Brooks A, Mahoney PF, and Hodgetts TJ, eds. pp. 239-40. Elsevier, Philadelphia 2007.
- Carr SR. Giant Paraesophageal Hernias. In TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1st ed. Mery CM and Turek JW, eds. pp.126-9. Chicago 2011.
- Carr SR, Awais O, Luketich JD. Redo Surgery for Failed Antireflux Surgery. In Cardiothoracic Surgery Review. Franco KL and Thourani VH, eds. pp 1401-5. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2012.
- Hoppo T, Carr SR, Jobe BA. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatal Hernia (Including Paraesophageal). In Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, 12th ed. Zinner MJ and Ashley SW, eds. pp. 319-51. McGraw-Hill, New York 2013.
- Stinchcombe TE, Carr SR, Loo BW. Multiple primary lung cancers. In: UpToDate, Ross ME (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2013.
- Carr SR, Friedberg JS. Surgical Management of Malignant Mesothelioma. In Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3rd ed. Kaiser LR, Kron IL, and Spray TL, eds. pp. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2014.
- Carr SR, Friedberg JS. Pleurectomy versus Radical Pleuropneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. In Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery, 3rd ed. Ferguson MK, ed. pp. 647-57. Springer, London 2014.
- Friedberg JS, Carr SR. Photodynamic Therapy in the Management of Pleural Tumors. In Adult Chest Surgery. Sugarbaker DJ et al, eds. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2015.
- Van Raemdonck D, Decaluwé H, De Leyn P, Carr SR, Friedberg J. Segmentectomy for Primary Lung Cancer. In Adult Chest Surgery. Sugarbaker DJ et al, eds. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2015.
- Carr SR. Lung. In Metastatic Bone Disease: Essentials for the Orthopedic Surgeon. Randall RL, ed. Springer, London, 2016.
- Huggins JT, Carr SR. Placement and Management of Thoracostomy Tubes. In: UpToDate, Ross ME (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2016.
Local Principal Investigator: RTOG 0839 – Randomized Phase II Study of Pre-Operative Chemoradiotherapy +/- Panitumumab (IND#110152) Followed by Consolidation Chemotherapy in Potentially Operable Locally Advanced (Stage IIIA, N2+) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
1996-1999 AFHPSP Scholarship Winner, Dartmouth Medical School
2000 Resident Research Award, Eisenhower Army Medical Center
2002 Resident Teaching Award
2002 Chest 2002: Winner Best Poster in Category
2003 Chest 2003: Winner Best Poster in Category
2004 Presentation – Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons Annual Meeting
2004 Fellowship – American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
2004 Presentation – American College of Surgeons 90th Annual Clinical Congress
2008 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
2009 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
2011 Highest Total Test Score, TSDA In-Service Exam
2014 F. Griffith Pearson Fellow-American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Graham Foundation
2014 Castle Connolly – America’s Top Doctors, Thoracic Surgery
2015 Castle Connolly – America’s Top Doctors, Thoracic Surgery
2016 Castle Connolly – America’s Top Doctors, Thoracic Surgery