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

Research Interests

Endocrinology; Hypophosphatemia, Familial; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Orthopedics; Pediatrics; Vitamin D; Bone Density

Research Organizations

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

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Thomas Carpenter investigates disorders of mineral metabolism in children, including calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D (nutritional rickets). Dr. Carpenter is director of the Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (YC-XLH). He also directs the Physiology Core of the NIH-supported Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Diseases, which facilitates basic research in the bone. Dr. Carpenter chairs a committee which functions in concert with the Human Investigation Committee and the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation to insure the highest quality approach to clinical research and optimum measures of safety in pediatric research.

Specialized Terms: 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

Extensive Research Description

  • Novel therapy of X-linked hypophosphatemia
  • Pathophysiology of X-linked hypophosphatemia
  • Vitamin D response to supplementation in infants and children

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Thomas Oliver Carpenter, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric EndocrinologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste WP2

New Haven, CT 06504
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Yale Pediatric Endocrinology1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste Room 522

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Endocrinology & DiabetesPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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