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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchClinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)Cancer Center, YaleSkin Diseases Research Center, Yale | Bone Center | Pituitary Program | Fellowship Training | Diabetes Research Center | Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders | Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation | Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology: Center for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia, Yale

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

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 more...


  • M.D., University of Alabama, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Carpenter TO, Zhang JH, Parra E, Ellis BK, Simpson C, Lee WM, Balko J, Fu L, Wong BY-L, Cole DEC. Vitamin D Binding Protein is a key determinant of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in infants and toddlers. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Aug 9. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1735. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22887780
  • Dauber A, Nguyen TT, Sochett E, Cole DEC, Horst R, Abrams SA, Carpenter TO, Hirschhorn JN. Genetic defect in CYP24A1, the vitamin D 24-hydroxylase gene in a patient with severe infantile hypercalcemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E268-274, 2012.
  • Carpenter TO, Herreros F, Zhang JH, Ellis BK, Simpson C, Torrealba-Fox E, Kim GJ, Savoye M, Held N, Cole DEC. Demographic, dietary, and biochemical determinants of vitamin D status in inner-city children. Am J Clin Nutr 95:137-146, 2012.



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