Thomas O. Carpenter, M.D.
Thomas Carpenter is Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale School of Medicine. After undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, Dr. Carpenter earned his medical degree and general pediatrics training at the University of Alabama. His fellowship training in endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital began his career-long involvement in clinical research focused on metabolic bone diseases in children.
Dr. Carpenter has been at Yale for more than 30 years and is very active in the Yale Bone Program. He serves as director of Yale’s interdisciplinary Pediatric Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic and is director of the Yale Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, which was founded as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Research Translation in 2006. The Center concentrates on translational science of XLH and related disorders and serves as a nucleus for the clinical care of families with XLH in the Eastern US. Dr. Carpenter also serves as Medical Director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation’s Hospital Research Unit. Dr. Carpenter has served on various editorial boards of pediatric, endocrinology, and bone journals, and has authored over 150 articles, reviews, and book chapters related to metabolic bone disease in children.