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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

Areas of Clinical Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, internal medicine

EM Journal Club Director

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

The use of inhaled prostaglandins in patients with ARDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Skrupky L, Fowler S, Kollef MH, Carpenter CR
Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6)1510-22. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-3161.

PMID:
    25742022
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carpenter et al. respond.
Carpenter CR, Neta G, Glasgow RE, Rabin BA, Brownson RC
Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4)e1-2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302606.

PMID:
    25713956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hot off the press: Assessing older adult fall risk in the emergency department.
Milne WK, Choo EK, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 22(1)121-3. doi: 10.1111/acem.12550.

PMID:
    25565493
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk factors and screening instruments to predict adverse outcomes for undifferentiated older emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Carpenter CR, Shelton E, Fowler S, Suffoletto B, Platts-Mills TF, Rothman RE, Hogan TM
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 22(1)1-21. doi: 10.1111/acem.12569.

PMID:
    25565487
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Measuring academic productivity and changing definitions of scientific impact.
Sarli CC, Carpenter CR
Mo Med. 2014 Sep-Oct; 111(5)399-403.

PMID:
    25438359
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Using publication metrics to highlight academic productivity and research impact.
Carpenter CR, Cone DC, Sarli CC
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Oct; 21(10)1160-72. doi: 10.1111/acem.12482.

PMID:
    25308141
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting geriatric falls following an episode of emergency department care: a systematic review.
Carpenter CR, Avidan MS, Wildes T, Stark S, Fowler SA, Lo AX
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Oct; 21(10)1069-82. doi: 10.1111/acem.12488.

PMID:
    25293956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arming the Bayesian physician to rule out pulmonary embolism: using evidence-based diagnostics to combat overtesting.
Carpenter CR, Raja AS
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 21(9)1036-8. doi: 10.1111/acem.12450.

PMID:
    25269585
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimal older adult emergency care: introducing multidisciplinary geriatric emergency department guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Carpenter CR, Bromley M, Caterino JM, Chun A, Gerson LW, Greenspan J, Hwang U, John DP, Lyons WL, Platts-Mills TF, Mortensen B, Ragsdale L, Rosenberg M, Wilber S
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 21(7)806-9. doi: 10.1111/acem.12415.

PMID:
    25117158
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimal older adult emergency care: introducing multidisciplinary geriatric emergency department guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Carpenter CR, Bromley M, Caterino JM, Chun A, Gerson LW, Greenspan J, Hwang U, John DP, Lyons WL, Platts-Mills TF, Mortensen B, Ragsdale L, Rosenberg M, Wilber S, ACEP Geriatric Emergency Medicine Section, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul; 62(7)1360-3. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12883.

PMID:
    24890806
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Geriatric emergency department guidelines.
American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines Task Force
Ann Emerg Med. 2014 May; 63(5)e7-25. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.02.008.

PMID:
    24746437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimal older adult emergency care: Introducing multidisciplinary geriatric emergency department guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Carpenter CR, Bromley M, Caterino JM, Chun A, Gerson LW, Greenspan J, Hwang U, John DP, Lyons WL, Platts-Mills TF, Mortensen B, Ragsdale L, Rosenberg M, Wilber ST, ACEP Geriatric Emergency Medicine Section, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and SAEM Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Ann Emerg Med. 2014 May; 63(5)e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.03.002.

PMID:
    24746436
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does numeracy correlate with measures of health literacy in the emergency department?
Griffey RT, Melson AT, Lin MJ, Carpenter CR, Goodman MS, Kaphingst KA
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2)147-53. doi: 10.1111/acem.12310.

PMID:
    24673670
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of brief health literacy and numeracy screening instruments in an urban emergency department.
Carpenter CR, Kaphingst KA, Goodman MS, Lin MJ, Melson AT, Griffey RT
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2)137-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12315.

PMID:
    24673669
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adult scaphoid fracture.
Carpenter CR, Pines JM, Schuur JD, Muir M, Calfee RP, Raja AS
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2)101-21. doi: 10.1111/acem.12317.

PMID:
    24673666
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In suspected ACS, a diagnostic protocol using hs-TnI identified patients at low cardiac risk at 30 days.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 18; 160(6)JC13. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-160-6-201403180-02013.

PMID:
    24638179
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of cognitive dysfunction on the relationship between age and health literacy.
Kaphingst KA, Goodman MS, MacMillan WD, Carpenter CR, Griffey RT
Patient Educ Couns. 2014 May; 95(2)218-25. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.02.005.

PMID:
    24629836
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A profile of acute care in an aging America: snowball sample identification and characterization of United States geriatric emergency departments in 2013.
Hogan TM, Olade TO, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 21(3)337-46. doi: 10.1111/acem.12332.

PMID:
    24628759
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transforming emergency care for older adults.
Hwang U, Shah MN, Han JH, Carpenter CR, Siu AL, Adams JG
Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec; 32(12)2116-21. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0670.

PMID:
    24301394
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Understanding the direction of bias in studies of diagnostic test accuracy.
Kohn MA, Carpenter CR, Newman TB
Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 20(11)1194-206. doi: 10.1111/acem.12255.

PMID:
    24238322
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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

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