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

Biographical Info

Dr. Carpenter has maintained a career-long involvement in metabolic bone diseases in children. He currently directs the Yale Center for X-linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) and the Physiology Core of the Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Diseases. His research interests center on the pathophysiology and development of therapy for XLH, the most common inherited form of rickets. He also has a major interest in the metabolism and function of vitamin D, and disorders related to vitamin D in children. He served as director of the Yale Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program for over 20 years, and is Clinical Director of the Yale’s Pediatric Endocrinology Section.

Education & Training

University of Alabama (1977)
Intern & Resident
University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, Pediatrics (1977 - 1980)
Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston, Pediatric Endocrinology (1980 - 1983)
Board Certification
Pediatric Endocrinology, Board Certified  (1983)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • Who's Who in America (2012)
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • George Lowry Lecturer
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor (2006)
  • Pfizer/Endocrine Society International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Twelfth annual Judson Van Wyk Lecturer
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill (2006)

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