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Danielle H. Carpenter, M.D.

Associate Professor
Anatomic Pathology


M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology 07/11 - 12/21
Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon, State of Missouri 02/11 - 01/18
Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon, State of Illinois 09/14 - 07/17
Licensed Medical Physician, State of Michigan 11/15 - 01/20

Research Interests

Liver and gastrointestinal pathology, lung pathology, transplant pathology.


PubMed Listing

Carpenter DH, El-Mofty SK, Lewis JS Jr. Undifferentiated carcinoma of the oropharynx: a human papillomavirus-associated tumor with a favorable prognosis. Mod Pathol. 2011 Oct; 24(10):1306-12.

Gnerlich JL, Luka SR, Deshpand AD, Dubray BJ, Weir JS, Carpenter DH, Brunt EM, Strasberg SM, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC. Microscopic Margins and Patterns of Treatment Failure in Resected Pancreas Adenocarcinoma. Arch Surg. 2012 Aug 1; 147(8):753-60.

Mitchem JB, Brennan D, Knolhoff B, Belt B, Zhu Y, Stanford D, Belaygorod L, Carpenter D, Collins L, Piwnica-Worms D, Hewitt S, Udupi GM, Gallagher W, Wegner C, West B, Wang-Gillam A, Goedegebuure P, Linehan DC, DeNardo D. Targeting Tumor Infiltrating Macrophages Decreases Pancreatic Tumor Initiating Cells and Improves Chemotherapeutic Response by Relieving Immune Suppression. Cancer Res. 2013 Feb; 73(3)1128-41.

Strasberg SM, Gao F, Sanford D, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Fields RC, Carpenter DH, Brunt EM, and Phillips C. Jaundice, an Important, Poorly Recognized Risk Factor for Diminished Survival In Patients with Adenocarcinoma of the Head of the Pancreas. HPB (Oxford). 2013 Apr 22.

Sanford DE, Belt BA, Panni RZ, Mayer A, Deshpande AD, Carpenter D, Mitchem JB, Plambeck-Suess SM, Worley, LA, Goetz BD, Wang-Gillam A, Eberline TJ, Denardo DG, Goedegebuure SP, Linehan DC. Inflammatory Monocyte Mobilization Decreases Patient Survival in Pancreatic Cancer: A Role for Targeting the CCL2/CCR2 Axis. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jun 11.

Mehrad M, Carpenter DH, Chernock RD, Wang H, Ma XJ, Luo Y, Luo J, Lewis JS Jr, El-Mofty SK. Papillary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Clinicopathologic and Molecular Features with Special Reference to Human Papillomavirus. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Sep; 37(9):1349-56.

Chen DL, Wang X, Yamamoto S, Carpenter D, Engle JT, Li W, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Huange HJ, Gelman AE. Increased T Cell Glucose Uptake Reflects Acute Rejection in Lung Grafts. Am J Transplant 2013 Aug 8. PMID: 23927673 .

Zhang L, Carpenter D, Dehner LP. Ruptured pericardial perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) leading to sudden death: an autopsy case report and review of the literature. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2016 Jan-Feb;25(1):63-6.

Samson P, Puri V, Robinson C, Lockhart C, Carpenter D, Broderick S, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers B, Crabtree T. Clinical T2N0 Esophageal Cancer:  Identifying Pretreatment Characteristics Associated With Pathologic Upstaging and the Potential Role for Induction Therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun: 101(6):2102-11.

Chernock RD, Bibbey S, El-Mofty SK, Carpenter DH, Lewis JS Jr. Expression of CDX2 and Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 in Oropharyngeal Undifferentiated Carcinomas: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2016 Jul 6.

Honors and Awards

  • John Kissane Faculty Teaching award (2016)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Louis Dehner Fellow Teaching award (2013)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2002)
  • Summa Cum Laude (2002) St. Louis University College of Arts and Sciences

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Fellow (FASCP)
  • College of American Pathologists, Fellow (FCAP)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Association of Pathology Chairs-Residency Program Directors (APC/PRODS)
  • Wagih Bari Society of St. Louis Pathologists