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

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes: Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale; Pediatric Metabolic Bone Program

Bone Center

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Pituitary Program

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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

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

Honors & Recognition

  • Who's Who in America (2012)

  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2011)

  • George Lowry LecturerUniversity 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 (2006)

  • Twelfth annual Judson Van Wyk LecturerUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill (2006)

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Contact Info

Thomas 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

Curriculum Vitae