Dr. Laura D. Carbone, Director of the Metabolic Bone Center and Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named Chief of the Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.
Carbone, also a Professor of Medicine, is an expert in metabolic bone disease with a special interest in fractures in spinal cord injury patients. She joins the MCG faculty in November.
She is a member of the Expert Panel, Osteoporosis Practice Improvement Module of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
She is a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and her research on fracture prevention in spinal cord injury and disease is funded by the VA. She also is a collaborator on a Women’s Health Initiative Extension looking at osteoporosis in menopausal women. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Carbone received the UT’s 2012 James B. Lewis, Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award for Top Resident Educator as well as two Golden Apple awards for excellence in medical student education. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin where she received the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Citation for excellence from the American Medical Women’s Association and was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed an internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a rheumatology fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson University and UT before joining the faculty in Tennessee. She has a master of science degree in epidemiology from the UT Health Science Center.