Faculty

Christopher F. Carpenter, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
Section Head, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Michigan, Associate Medical Director, Medical Specialties Division, Beaumont Medical Group, Rochester, MI

Dr. Carpenter is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and he is a Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1994. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently working toward a Master's in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Carpenter joined the Beaumont Health System Infectious Diseases Faculty as the director of antimicrobial stewardship in 2000. He was the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director from 2005 through 2015, and he serves as Vice Chair of the Medication Management Committee for Beaumont Health. Since July 2013 he has served as the Section Head of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine for the Beaumont - Royal Oak, and in 2015 he began serving as a Physician Director of Medical Specialties for the Beaumont Medical group. In addition, he served as a member of the FDA Anti-infectives Advisory Committee and as a councilor for the Michigan Infectious Diseases Society. Dr. Carpenter is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, having previously served on multiple IDSA committees. He was a coauthor of the 2007 IDSA Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship. His research and scholarly interests include bacterial resistance, Clostridium difficile infection, antimicrobial utilization, surgical infections, and fungal infections.