Kennedy Carpenter, MD

Kennedy Carpenter


University of Queensland, School of Medicine, MD, 2020

University of California San Diego, Physiology and Neuroscience, BS 2016

Honors and Awards

2020 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Ochsner Health

2019 Golden Key Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, University of Queensland

2018 University of Queensland Employability and Travel Grant, Papua New Guinea

2017-2020 Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence, University of Queensland

2013-2016 Provost Honors, University of California San Diego

Research Interests

Global health, health policy, surgical education, and pediatric neurosurgery


Travel, hiking, baking, board games, and my pets Simon and Scout

Residency Publications

Carpenter K, Decater T, Iwanaga J, Maulucci CM, Bui CJ, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS. 
Revisiting the Vertebral Venous Plexus-A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.
World Neurosurg. 2021 Jan;145:381-395. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.10.004.

Carpenter K, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS. A hugely elevated torcular 
Herophili. Childs Nerv Syst. 2021 Feb;37(2):687-690. doi:

Carpenter K, Lockwood J, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Bui CJ, Tubbs RS. Herniation
of orbital fat through the inferior orbital fissure and into the infratemporal
fossa: a cadaveric case report and review. Surg Radiol Anat. 2020 Sep;42(9):1119-1121. doi: 10.1007/s00276-020-02504-9.

Carpenter K, Scullen T, Mathkour M, Dumont AS, Biro E, Kahn L. Social
Perception and Academic Trends on Women in the Field of Neurosurgery: A
Bibliometric Analysis. World Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 22;152:154-161. doi:

Carpenter K, McCormack E, Scullen T, Mathkour M, Kilgore MD, Kahn L, Biro E.
Letter to the Editor: Implicit Bias's Influence on Gender in Neurological
Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2021 Apr;148:230-232. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.12.071.