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Thomas 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

Contact Information

Thomas Carpenter, MD

Patient Care Locations

Lab Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



Dr. Carpenter has maintained a career-long involvement in metabolic bone diseases in children. He currently serves as director of the Yale Center for X-linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) and as the Medical Director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation's Hospital Research Unit. 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 has published over 200 articles, reviews and chapters with a focus of metabolic bone diseases in children, and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston (1983)
  • Intern & Resident
    University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham (1980)
  • MD
    University of Alabama (1977)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Clinical Career AwardYale School of Medicine and Yale Medicine2022
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2011
George Lowry LecturerUniversity of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor2006
Pfizer/Endocrine Society International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism2006
Twelfth annual Judson Van Wyk LecturerUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill2006

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