Shawn Carter, MD

Shawn Carter, MD is a board-certified nuclear medicine physician with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.

Dr. Carter received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina and completed additional training in general surgery at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina.

He then began active service with the U.S. Air Force, as a flight surgeon and later as Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, a position he held from 2011 to 2013.

Dr. Carter served as an aeromedical evacuation clearing physician at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he cared for and cleared ill and injured patients for safe transport to Germany, maintaining a 98% survival rate. NASA selected Dr. Carter to serve as a medical support physician at the Kennedy Space Center for astronauts during the historic final space shuttle landing in July 2011. He is a two-time recipient of the Malcolm Grow Flight Surgeon of the Year for Air Force Space Command (2011, 2012).

After completing residency training in nuclear medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was named as chief resident, Dr. Carter joined the staff of Regional Radiology Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He joined FCS in 2022. He continues to serve as Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the 920th Rescue Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Patrick Air Force Base.

Dr. Carter has specialized training in Whole Body PET/CT, cardiac SPECT and PET imaging modalities, and Yttrium-90 therapy. He is the author of abstracts which have been presented at professional symposiums throughout the southeast United States.

An active member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Dr. Carter currently serves as In-Training Committee Chairman.

Treatments Provided
  • Radiology
Languages Spoken
  • English

Medical School

University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia, SC


Emory University – Atlanta, GA

Board Certified

Nuclear Medicine
Cardiovascular Computer Tomography

Remote Radiologist

Dr. Shawn Carter works remotely as a Radiologist for Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.