Marsha Carpenter, M.D., FAAP
Developmental Pediatrician at Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders
Marsha Carpenter, M.D., FAAP, is board-certified in Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Her practice at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia & Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children provides evaluation and consultation for children with learning and developmental disorders in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her teaching activities include directing the annual educational conference for physicians and primary care providers presented by Scottish Rite Hospital, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care, and clinical/didactic training of pediatric residents.
Dr. Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her undergraduate studies in non-Western nations led to a degree in Cultural Anthropology, and provided her an exceptional foundation in multicultural awareness and a vision for the value of every individual irrespective of differences. Her pediatric training included residency at Wayne State University, internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, a pediatric intensive care internship at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a dyslexia and learning disorders fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Carpenter is an advocate for health care and educational interventions designed to support every child’s success in life. Her activities include serving on Texas AAP Committees on Children with Disabilities and Children with Mental Health, and supporting community endeavor Early Matters Dallas, various faith-based outreaches to underserved groups locally and abroad, and the Society for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.