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Christopher Robert Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, internal medicine

EM Journal Club Director

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787

Education

Education

Chief Resident: Emergency/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Residency: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Medical Degree: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1994
B.S.: Chemistry, Hope College, Holland Michigan 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache: Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 26, 2019 Clinical Policy Endorsed by the Emergency Nurses Association (July 31, 2019).
American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Subcommittee (Writing Committee) on Acute Headache:., Godwin SA, Cherkas DS, Panagos PD, Shih RD, Byyny R, Wolf SJ
Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Oct; 74(4)e41-e74. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.07.009.

PMID:
    31543134
    [PubMed - in process]
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Diagnosis of urinary tract infection in older persons in the emergency department: To pee or not to pee, that is the question.
Burkett E, Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C, Paterson DL, Caterino JM
Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Oct; 31(5)856-862. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13376.

PMID:
    31478344
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of Cognitive Impairment Across Specialties: Summary of a Report From the U13 Conference Series.
Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Avidan M, Berger M, Inouye SK, Karlawish J, Lin FR, Marcantonio E, Morris JC, Reuben DB, Shah RC, Whitson HE, Asthana S, Verghese J
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Oct; 67(10)2011-2017. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16093.

PMID:
    31436318
    [PubMed - in process]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ML, Klauer K, Krambeck AC, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
J Urol. 2019 Sep; 202(3)475-483. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000342.

PMID:
    31412438
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ME, Klauer K, Krambeck AC, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Sep; 16(9 Pt A)1132-1143. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.04.004.

PMID:
    31402228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ME, Klauer K, Krambeck A, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Sep; 74(3)391-399. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.04.021.

PMID:
    31402153
    [PubMed - in process]
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The ED-SED Study: A Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study of Practice Patterns and Clinical Outcomes Associated With Emergency Department SEDation for Mechanically Ventilated Patients.
Fuller BM, Roberts BW, Mohr NM, Knight WA 4th, Adeoye O, Pappal RD, Marshall S, Alunday R, Dettmer M, Goyal M, Gibson C, Levine BJ, Gardner-Gray JM, Mosier J, Dargin J, Mackay F, Johnson NJ, Lokhandwala S, Hough CL, Tonna JE, Tsolinas R, Lin F, Qasim ZA, Harvey CE, Bassin B, Stephens RJ, Yan Y, Carpenter CR, Kollef MH, Avidan MS
Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov; 47(11)1539-1548. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003928.

PMID:
    31393323
    [PubMed - in process]
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Do what you love. Love what you do. Dr. Arti Hurria's trailblazing transdisciplinary legacy.
Carpenter CR, Mody L, Lundebjerg NE, Walter LC, Schmader KE, High K
J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 Aug 1; pii: S1879-4068(19)30206-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.07.020.

PMID:
    31378641
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Differences in Transitional Care Provided to Patients With and Without Dementia.
Prusaczyk B, Olsen MA, Carpenter CR, Proctor E
J Gerontol Nurs. 2019 Aug 1; 45(8)15-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20190530-02.

PMID:
    31211400
    [PubMed - in process]
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Older Adult Falls in Emergency Medicine: 2019 Update.
Carpenter CR, Cameron A, Ganz DA, Liu S
Clin Geriatr Med. 2019 May; 35(2)205-219. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2019.01.009.

PMID:
    30929883
    [PubMed - in process]
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Safe to send home? Discharge risk assessment in the emergency department.
Southerland LT, Pearson S, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Arendts G
Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Apr; 31(2)266-270. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13250.

PMID:
    30884575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care ultrasound protocol for shock etiology: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Stickles SP, Carpenter CR, Gekle R, Kraus CK, Scoville C, Theodoro D, Tran VH, Ubiñas G, Raio C
CJEM. 2019 May; 21(3)406-417. doi: 10.1017/cem.2018.498.

PMID:
    30696496
    [PubMed - in process]
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Models and Studies of Aging: Executive Summary of a Report from the U13 Conference Series.
Hurria A, Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Lundebjerg NE, de Cabo R, Ferrucci L, Studenski SA, Barzilai N, Briggs JP, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kuchel GA, Musi N, Newman JC, Rando TA, Smith AK, Walston JD, Kirkland JL, Yung R
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar; 67(3)428-433. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15788.

PMID:
    30693953
    [PubMed - in process]
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Leadership Lessons: Developing Mentoring Infrastructure for GEMSSTAR Scholars.
Carpenter CR, Hurria A, Lundebjerg NE, Walter LC, Mody L
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Apr; 67(4)650-656. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15787.

PMID:
    30693945
    [PubMed - in process]
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Blunt Thoracolumbar-Spine Trauma Evaluation in the Emergency Department: A Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy for History, Physical Examination, and Imaging.
VandenBerg J, Cullison K, Fowler SA, Parsons MS, McAndrew CM, Carpenter CR
J Emerg Med. 2019 Feb; 56(2)153-165. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.10.032.

PMID:
    30598296
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A National Dataset Analysis of older adults in emergency department observation units.
Southerland LT, Hunold KM, Carpenter CR, Caterino JM, Mion LC
Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep; 37(9)1686-1690. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.12.009.

PMID:
    30563716
    [PubMed - in process]
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In suspected ACS, care based on high-sensitivity vs standard cardiac troponin I assays did not improve 1-y outcomes.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Dec 18; 169(12)JC68. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-12-068.

PMID:
    30557421
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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North American survey on the post-neuroimaging management of children with mild head injuries.
Greenberg JK, Jeffe DB, Carpenter CR, Yan Y, Pineda JA, Lumba-Brown A, Keller MS, Berger D, Bollo RJ, Ravindra VM, Naftel RP, Dewan MC, Shah MN, Burns EC, O'Neill BR, Hankinson TC, Whitehead WE, Adelson PD, Tamber MS, McDonald PJ, Ahn ES, Titsworth W, West AN, Brownson RC, Limbrick DD
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Oct 26; 23(2)227-235. doi: 10.3171/2018.7.PEDS18263.

PMID:
    30485194
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nonspecific Symptoms Lack Diagnostic Accuracy for Infection in Older Patients in the Emergency Department.
Caterino JM, Kline DM, Leininger R, Southerland LT, Carpenter CR, Baugh CW, Pallin DJ, Hunold KM, Stevenson KB
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar; 67(3)484-492. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15679.

PMID:
    30467825
    [PubMed - in process]
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Protocol for a multicentre, prospective cohort study of practice patterns and clinical outcomes associated with emergency department sedation for mechanically ventilated patients: the ED-SED Study.
Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Roberts BW, Carpenter CR, Kollef MH, Avidan MS
BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 21; 8(10)e023423. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023423.

PMID:
    30344178
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Areas of Research Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, clinical decision rules, evidence-based medicine.

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