Dr. J. Jacques Carter eleifend

Attending physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Carter currently serves as an attending physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. ‍‍From 2005 – 2014, he also served as the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Dr. Carter has been active in a number of civic and community organizations, including past president of the board of Family Service of Greater Boston and past chair of the Brookline Advisory Council on Public Health

He has earned degrees from Howard and George Washington Universities and received his medical degree from Georgetown University, all in Washington, D.C. Dr. Carter completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a graduate program at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. He then completed a clinical fellowship in Primary Care Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Since completing his training, Dr. Carter has held a number of clinical and administrative positions, including Medical Directorships of several local and national health care organizations. A former director of one of the major clinical clerkships, he now serves as a teacher, advisor, and mentor for students at Harvard College, the Medical School, and the School of Public Health. He regularly gives talks on medical and health-related topics to community groups and students throughout the greater Boston area. He also lectures nationally and internationally on medical and public health topics. Dr. Carter serves as a medical consultant and resource for members of the print and electronic media.


He is a past President of the Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Association and a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA)Dr. Carter is a founding member of the Georgetown University African American Advisory BoardHe is the recipient of the 2010 Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Community Service Lifetime Achievement AwardHe is also the recipient of the 2020 Founders Alumni Award from the Georgetown University Alumni Association, and the 2020 HAA Award from Harvard.