Robert O. Carpenter, MD, MPH

Bariatric Surgeon
Scott & White Healthcare

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Director MIS & Bariatric Surgery Education, Scott & White Healthcare System


Specialties
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery


Patient Care Emphasis
Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Wall Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gallbladder Disease, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Lap Band Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Single/Limited Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Scott & White Appointment
    October 5, 2009


    Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, MPH, 2004-2006
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, 1995-1999
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, BS, Magna Cum Laude, 1991-1995

  • Specialty Training
  • Laparoscopic, Endoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • General Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Surgery


    Publications and Research
  • Carpenter RO. Cultural considerations in EOL care and education. Co-presenter Workshop at ASE Surgical Education Week in Vancouver, BC.
  • Wilson MD, Carpenter RO, Radius SM, Oski FA. Attitudes and factors affecting the decisions of men and women pediatrics residents toward having children during their residencies. Academic Medicine 66[12], 770-772.
  • Spooner J, Yu H, Sun DA, Carpenter RO. CNS. Retroperitoneal transpsoas approach for retrieval of lumbar artificial disc: a cadaveric feasibility study.
  • Carpenter RO, Austin MT, Tarpley JL, Griffin MR, Lomis KD. Work-hour restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents. Am J Surg. 191[4], 527-532.
  • Carpenter RO, Spooner J, Arbogast PG, Tarpley JL, Griffin MR, Lomis KD. Work hours restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents: a descriptive survey of violation types and frequency. Current Surgery 63[6], 448-455.
  • Hutul OA, Carpenter RO, Tarpley JL, Lomis KD. Missed opportunities: a descriptive assessment of teaching and attitudes regarding communication skills in a surgical residency. Current Surgery 63[6], 401-409.
  • May AK, Fleming SB, Carpenter RO, Diaz JJ, Guillamondegui OD, Deppen SA, Miller RS, Talbot TR, Morris JA. Influence of broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on intracranial pressure monitor infections and subsequent infectious complications in head-injured patients. Surg.Infect.(Larchmt.) 7[5], 409-417.
  • Carpenter RO. Work hours restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents: a descriptive survey of violation types and frequency.Podium Presentation at the ASE Surgical Education Week, Tucson, AZ.
  • Carpenter RO. Retroperitoneal transpsoas approach for retrieval of lumbar artificial disc: a cadaveric feasibility study. Poster presented at the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, Chicago, IL.
  • Carpenter RO. Cost utility analysis of oral vx. parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis in clean & clean/contaminated cases. Podium Presentation at the NRSA Trainees Research Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Carpenter RO. Learning to live with 80 hours: clinical quality and safety, education, and resident experience. Podium Presentation/Panelist--Joint Plenary Session at the AAMC National Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Carpenter RO, Schaffer RL, Maeso CE, Sasan F, Nuchtern JG, Jaksic T, Harberg FJ, Wesson DE, Brandt ML. Postoperative ad lib feeding for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. J Pediatr.Surg. 34[6], 959-961
  • Carpenter RO. Basic sciences for clinical practice. Co-author of course design/curriculum for a novel/integrated basic sciences curriculum for the BCM Department of Allied Health Education.
  • Carpenter RO, Moore DE, Pinson CW, Chari RS, Wright JK, Gorden DL. Liver transplantation as a treatment for diffuse hepatic adenomatosis: case report of a 23 year old female.
  • Carpenter RO. Work hours restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents. Podium presentation at NRSA Trainees Research Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Carpenter RO. Liver transplantation as a treatment for diffuse hepatic adenomatosis: case report of a 23-year-old female. Poster at the Southeastern Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carpenter RO. Ethical dilemmas of residency. Co-presenter at VUMC Ethics Grand Rounds.
  • Carpenter RO. Work hours restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents. Podium presentation at ASE Surgical Education Week, New York, NY.
  • Carpenter RO. Applications of human anatomy to the modern battlefield. Co-author of course design/curriculum for hands-on experience preparing combat medics of 2nd Brigade 502nd Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division & 5th Special Forces Group for combat deployment to Iraq.
  • Carpenter RO. Introduction to clinical human anatomy. Author of course design/curriculum for hands-on experience preparing DeBakey Summer Surgery Students to enter clinical rotations.
  • Landman GB, Carpenter RO. Neurodevelopmental assessment of behaviorally disordered inner city boys. Clin Pediatr.(Phila) 27[12], 596-600.
  • Baker MD, Fosarelli PD, Carpenter RO. Childhood fever: correlation of diagnosis with temperature response to acetaminophen. Pediatrics 80[3], 315-318.
  • Chang KC, Overhage JM, Hui SL, Were MC. Enhancing laboratory report contents to improve outpatient management of test results. J Am Med Inform.Assoc. 17[1], 99-103.
  • Carpenter RO, Richards WO, Williams DB. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Video abstract accepted for presentation at Southeastern Surgical Congress 2010.
  • Carpenter RO, Richards WO. Laparoscopic revision of Nissen Fundoplication to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with Stamm gastrostomy. Presented at the ACS Clinical Congress.
  • Kasim NR, Tamboli RA, Marks PA, Williams DB, Carpenter RO, Melvin WV, Richards WO, Abumrad NN. Weight-loss is unrelated to the reduction of monocyte membrane CD36 and insulin receptors in bariatric patients.
  • Williams DB, Carpenter RO, Melvin WV, Richards WO. Impact of Roux length on weight loss two years after gastric bypass. Presented at SAGES.
  • Carpenter RO, Williams DB, Richards WO. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding after previous Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg.Obes.Relat Dis.
  • Lomis KD, Carpenter RO, Miller BM. Moral distress in the third year of medical school; a descriptive review of student case reflections. Am J Surg. 197[1], 107-112.
  • Carpenter RO. Minimally invasive removal of silastic band following banded gastric bypass. Poster presentation at SAGES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Carpenter RO. Impact of Roux length on weight loss two years after gastric bypass. Poster presentation at SAGES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Carpenter RO. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding over a prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Video presentation at ASMBS Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX.
  • Carpenter RO. Moderator--Journal Club Session (Scheduled). Third Annual Meeting Tennessee Chapter of the ASMBS.
  • Carpenter RO. Laparoscopic revision of Nissen Fundoplication to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with Stamm gastrostomy. Video presentation at the American College of Surgeons 95 th Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL.
  • Carpenter RO. Discussant--Resident Research Forum. Southeastern Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carpenter RO. Applications of human anatomy to the modern battlefield. Co-author of course design/curriculum for hands-on experience preparing combat medics of 2nd Brigade 502nd Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division & 5th Special Forces Group for combat deployment to Iraq.
  • Chang KC. Integrating contextual data to outpatient lavoratory results. Presentation at the Regenstrief Instute Work in Progress, May.
  • Chang KC. Integrating contextual data to outpatient laboratory results. Poster presentation at the National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference, June.
  • Chang KC. Enhancing laboratory report contents to improve outpatient management of test results. Presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, November.
  • Carpenter RO, Williams DB, Melvin WV, Richards WO. Minimally invasive removal of silastic band following banded gastric bypass. Presented at SAGES.
  • Cotton BA, Guillamondegui OD, Fleming SB, Carpenter RO, Patel SH, Morris JA, Jr., Arbogast PG. Increased risk of adrenal insufficiency following etomidate exposure in critically injured patients. Archives of Surgery 143[1], 62-67.
  • Carpenter RO. Moderator--Journal Club Session (Scheduled). Second Annual Meeting Tennessee Chapter of the ASMBS.
  • Chang KC. Introducing medical informatics. Presentation at the University of Texas Medical Branch Faculty Development Series, May.
  • Carpenter RO, Speroff T, Deppen SA, Stiles RA, Schaffner W, Talbot TR, Griffin MR, Holzman MD. Cost-utility analysis of oral vs. parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis in clean & clean/contaminated cases.
  • Cotton BA, Snodgrass KB, Fleming SB, Carpenter RO, Kemp CD, Arbogast PG, Morris JA, Jr. Beta-blocker exposure is associated with improved survival after severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma 62[1], 26-33.
  • Carpenter RO. Strategies for incorporating instruction in end of life care into surgical residency training. Co-presenter Workshop at ASE Surgical Education Week in Houston, TX.

  • Awards and Honors
  • Jay W. Hillman Award for Education as the resident deemed to be the best
  • teacher & role model by the third and fourth year students at VSM, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as elected by VSM students, 2006
  • CANDLE (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership, &
  • Empathy) Award as selected by VSM students, 2005
  • Health Services Research Fellowship, 2004-2006
  • J. Kenneth Jacobs, M.D. Resident Research Scholarship, 2004

  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English


    Interests/Hobbies
    Hunting, military history, Irish/Scottish culture and music, genealogy, golf and hiking


    Locations


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150

    Appointments