Dr. Carpenter is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Carpenter was born in Austin, Texas.  He obtained his initial undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 1975.  He obtained a second undergraduate degree in health care sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  He completed medical school in 1984 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  His internship was in internal medicine in Galveston.  He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Baylor College of Medicine.  He has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 1988.

Dr. Carpenter is currently on staff at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Hermann Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital.  Dr. Carpenter is a previous chairman of the cancer committee of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and previous interim medical director of the cancer program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.  He is director of the Radiation Oncology Department of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.  Dr. Carpenter has a special focus on radiosurgical procedures of the head and body, having performed these procedures at Methodist Hospital, Hermann Hospital and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.  He has performed more than 1000 gamma knife procedures at Heramnn Hospital.  He is currently active in Cyberknife radiosurgical procedures at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

In November of 2011, Dr. Carpenter was named Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology in partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Dr. Carpenter was selected as the sole faculty member by residents from all radiation oncology programs. The Educator of the Year award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring for radiation oncology residents.