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

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, Robotic Surgery, Single/Limited Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Scott & White Appointment
    October 5, 2009

  • 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

    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
  • Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons

  • Languages Spoken

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


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