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Department of Surgery

Aaron D. Carr, M.D. View profile as PDF

Aaron D. Carr

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Carr's  philosophy is to care for the person, not just the disease process or problem. To that end he is committed to serving his patients needs, as much as possible, to achieve not just maximum physical, but emotional and spiritual health as well. 

He strives for a compassionate family-oriented approach, because illness does not just affect an organ or an individual, but all aspects of our life and relationships.  In addition, knowledge is not static, but a dynamic process that necessitates life long learning and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.  Dr. Carr will utilize all the resources of the UC Davis Health System to achieve the best outcome for his patients. 


Clinical Interests

Dr. Carr is a fellowship trained minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgeon who specializes in bringing the latest surgical techniques to the treatment of common diseases like reflux, obesity, and gastrointestinal pathology.  

His research areas of interest are in technology integration, surgical education and uncovering the mechanisms that lead to chronic conditions like obesity.


Assistant Professor



Gastrointestinal Surgery


UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL, 2007
B.S., University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2002


General Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, 2007-08


General Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, 2007-12


Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 2012-13

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery,

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2002

NASA Space Grant Scholar, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2002

To see if Aaron D. Carr is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).