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James T. (Jimmy) Carter, M.D.

James T. (Jimmy) Carter, M.D.

General Surgery

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GENERAL SURGERY areas of expertise

Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Comprehensive Breast Care, Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

COMPREHENSIVE BREAST areas of expertise

Stereotactic, Vacora – Ultrasound Guided, Vacuum Assisted Percutaneous Breast Biopsy, Partial Breast Irradiation Catheter, Breast MRI, Digital Mammography, 3D Mammography


Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery


Internship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, 1985-86
Residency - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
General Surgery, 1986-91
Medical Degree - Southwestern Medical School, 1985
Undergraduate - Texas Tech University, 1984


Past President Stones River/Rutherford County Academy of Medicine
Past Chief of Staff – St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital 
Board of Governors-Tennessee Medical Association


July 1991


Dr. Jimmy Carter came to Murfreesboro in 1991 at which time he began his surgical practice at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.  He went to medical school at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Carter did his internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and then went back to Texas and did his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.

Dr. Carter has held numerous positions in his medical career such as being on the Board of Directors at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic; Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Medical Staff at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital; American College of Surgeons Committee on Applicants; TMA Board of Trustees and many others.

Dr. Carter and his wife, Nancy, both grew up in Texas but have made Tennessee the place they and their four children call home.  With the children all grown and on their own, Dr. Carter and Nancy enjoy cycling, spending quiet times together and traveling when possible.


Stones River/Rutherford County Academy of Medicine
American Medical Association
Lubbock-Crosby-Garza Medical Society
Peter C. Canizaro Surgical Society
Tennessee Medical Association
Southeastern Surgical Congress-1992
Fellow-American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons

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