Thomas Oliver Carpenter MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Clinical Professor of Nursing; Director, Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia; Medical Director, Hospital Research Unit

Departments & Organizations

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)

Cancer Center, Yale

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Bone Center

Pituitary Program

Fellowship Training

Diabetes Research Center

Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology: Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

Regulation of phosphate homeostasis and Vitamin D metabolism; Vitamin and mineral nutrition; Bone cell biology; Assessment of bone density in children; Ethical issues in pediatric research more...


  • M.D., University of Alabama, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Carpenter TO, Zhang JH, Parra E, Ellis BK, Simpson C, Lee WM, Balko J, Fu L, Wong BY-L, Cole DEC. Vitamin D Binding Protein is a key determinant of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in infants and toddlers. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Aug 9. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1735. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22887780
  • Dauber A, Nguyen TT, Sochett E, Cole DEC, Horst R, Abrams SA, Carpenter TO, Hirschhorn JN. Genetic defect in CYP24A1, the vitamin D 24-hydroxylase gene in a patient with severe infantile hypercalcemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E268-274, 2012.
  • Carpenter TO, Herreros F, Zhang JH, Ellis BK, Simpson C, Torrealba-Fox E, Kim GJ, Savoye M, Held N, Cole DEC. Demographic, dietary, and biochemical determinants of vitamin D status in inner-city children. Am J Clin Nutr 95:137-146, 2012.



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