Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award
Dr. Carter, Professor of Urology and Oncology, is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Carter trained in urological surgery at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completed a fellowship in urological oncology at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. In 1989, he joined the Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of urology, was promoted to associate professor in 1993, and full professor of urology and oncology in 1998.
Dr. Carter’s career has been focused on promoting a balanced approach to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Although trained as a surgeon, he has been a voice of reason emphasizing the public health concerns of over diagnosis and over treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Carter’s research interests and academic involvement have been directed toward reducing the harms of prostate cancer screening by improving screening practices. He led the American Urological Association Guideline Panel for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer that developed the first urological guidelines for prostate cancer screening. His development of a program in 1995 at Johns Hopkins to reduce the unnecessary treatment of localized prostate cancer has led to the acceptance of active surveillance as a standard of care approach to the management of favorable risk disease.
For his outstanding contributions in the field of prostate cancer, specifically in the areas of PSA screening and surveillance, Dr. Carter has been recognized by the American Urological Association with the Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Scholar Alumnus, the Distinguished Contribution Award, the Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award, and the Huggins Medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology.