David Carpenter, MD, MHS

David Carpenter, MD, MHS
Resident, Radiation Oncology, Class of 2023

Start Year

Syracuse University

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests
My research interests include decision making sciences and clinical trial design.  I have also studied radiation toxicity and long-term survivorship for prostate and head and neck cancers. 

What were you looking for in a residency program?
Excellence in clinical training in a supportive environment

What are the strengths of Duke’s residency program?
Faculty mentorship, amazing co-residents

What advice do you have for incoming residents?
Prioritize getting to know all the wonderful people within the department who want to help you succeed.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Hiking around the Eno River State Park and spending time in Durham’s American Tobacco Campus District.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?
I enjoy playing saxophone, chess and spending time with my wife and son.


  • UL1 NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award
  • T32 Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Research Fellowship