Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

An emergency physician, Dr. Carpenter is interested in research involving geriatric emergencies, dementia and delirium, clinical practice guidelines, and implementation science. He serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor of both the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club. He is also on the board of the directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physician’s Clinical Policy Committee, and the Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research Leadership Core.

He is the first author on geriatric emergency department guidelines, has developed a consumer-driven Evidence-Based Diagnostics series in response to the “Preventing Over Diagnosis” movement, and leads the SAEM Guidelines for Reasonable and Appropriate Care in the Emergency Department clinical practice guidelines.

He is a co-investigator for the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research Nework and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative.  In these roles, he works with Washington University in St. Louis’ Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to develop effective models of care for dementia patients, and is interested in bringing together medical experts in the areas of emergency medicine and geriatrics to develop new models for effective care.