Laura D. Carbone, MD

Diagnostic Imaging Division, Radiological Sciences Department
Associate Professor (Tenured), Director, Metabolic Bone, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis
University of Tennessee William F. Bowld Hospital, Active Staff
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Active Staff
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Consultant
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Consultant


MD - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Medical Internship and Residency - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Department of Internal Medicine, 1989-1992
Rheumatology Fellowship - Robert Wood Johnson University, Division of Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Disease, New Brunswick, NJ
Rheumatology Fellowship - University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, Division of Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Disease
MS - Epidemiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis


Carbone LD, Tylavsky FA, Cauley JA, Harris TB,  Lang TF, Bauer DC, Barrow KD, Kritchevsky SB. The Association between Bone Mineral Density and the Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Aspirin: The Impact of Cyclooxygenase Selectivity. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. (in press)

Tylavsky FA, Holliday K, Danish R, Womack C, Norwood J, Carbone L. Fruit and vegetable intake is an independent predictor of bone size in early-pubertal children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (in press)

Herring P, Ingels J, Carbone LD, Barrow KD, Osborn D, Dietzen J, Pifer L. Lack of efficacy of the combination of pamidronate and vitamin D on regression of prostate cancer in the Dunning rat model. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 22:73-74, 2003.

Ryder KM, Williams J, Womack C, Nayak NG, Nasef S, Bush A, Tylavsky FA, Carbone L. Appendicular fractures:  A significant problem among institutionalized adults with developmental disabilities. American Journal on Mental Retardation. (in press)

Cheng S, Sievanen H, Heinonen A, Uusi-Rasi K, Carbone L, Tylavsky F, Halleen J, Kannus P. Does hysterectomy with ovarian conservation affect bone metabolism and Density? Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 21:12-16, 2003.

Carbone L, Barrow K, Lohr KM, Navarro MJ. Paget Disease. Medical eJournal [serial  online]. 2002. Available at:

Hobar C, Carbone LD, Tylavsky FA.  Medicare fracture data for the state of TN 1994-1998. Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association 95(6):231-35, 2002.

Tylavsky FA, Carbone LD, Bush AJ. Effects of ethnicity and gender on reliable measurements using the sahara ultrasonometer. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. (in press)

Carbone LD, Lohr K. Ethnic differences in male lupus. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 140;241, 2002.

Carbone LD, Myers L. Scleroderma and body piercing. The Journal of Pediatrics 140:241, 2002.

Carbone LD, Bush AJ, Barrow KD, Kang, A. The relationship of sodium intake to calcium and sodium excretion and bone mineral density of the hip in postmenopausal African-American and Caucasian women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism  21(6), 2003.

Wang J, Carbone LD, Watsky MA. Receptor-mediated activation of a chloride current by LPA and S1P in cultured corneal keratocytes. Investigative Opthomology and Visual Science 43(10):3201-08, 2002.

Pugazhenthi M, Cooper A, Ratnakanth S, Postlethwaite A, Carbone LD. Hypercapnic respiratory failure in scleroderma. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 9:43-46, 2003.

Carbone LD, Tylavsky FA, Cauley JA, Harris TB, Lang TF, Bauer D, Barrow KD, Kritchevsky SB. The association between bone mineral density and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin: the impact of cyclooxygenase selectivity. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (in press)

McKown KM, Carbone LD, Bustillo J, Seyer JM, Kang AH, Postlethwaite AE. Induction of immune tolerance to human type I collagen in patients with systemic sclerosis by oral administration of bovine type I collagen. Arthritis and Rheumatism 43(5):1054-1061, 2000.

Carbone LD, Tylavsky FA, Bush AJ, Koo W, Orwoll E, Cheng, S. Bone density in ehlers danlos syndrome. Osteoporosis International 11:388-392, 2000.

Kaste SC, Chesney RW, Hudson MM, Lustig RH, Rose SR, Carbone LD. Bone mineral status during and after therapy of childhood cancer: An increasing population with multiple risk factors for impaired bone health. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 14:2010-2014, 1999.

Williams A, Nayak N, Kaeley G, Sebes J and Carbone LD. Osteoporosis associated with non-familial acro-osteolysis:  Successful treatment with an anti-resorptive agent. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 6:346-348,1999.

Tylavsky FA, Cheng SA, and Carbone LD. Ultrasound measurements of the calcaneus: effects of race, gender and anthropometrics. Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2:31-36, 1999.

McKown KM, Carbone LD, Kaplan SB, Aelion JA, Lohr KM, Cremer MA, Bustillo J, Gonzalez M, Kaeley G, Steere EL, Somes GW, Myers LK, Seyer JM, Kang AH, Postlethwaite AE. Oral bovine type II collagen added to existing therapy in rheumatoid arthritis is not efficacious. Arthritis and Rheumatism 42(6):1204-1208, 1999.

Cheng, S, Tylavsky, FA, Orwoll, ES, Rho, JY Carbone LD. The role of collagen abnormalities in ultrasound and densitometry assessment: In vivo evidence. Calcified Tissue International 64(6):470-476, 1999.

Carbone LD, Kaeley, G, McKown, K, Cremer, M, Palmieri, G, Kaplan, S. Effects of long-term administration of methotrexate on bone mineral density in rheumatoid arthritis. Calcified Tissue International (Letter) 64:100-101,1999.

Carbone LD, Tylavsky FA, McKown K, Wan J, and Cheng S. Bone mineral density in scleroderma. British Journal of Rheumatology (Letter) 38: 1999.

Rayder R, Brewer W, Hamilton R, Kumar A, Sebes J, Carbone L. Recurrent fainting, dysesthesia, and impotence. Hospital Practice 34:52C, 1999.


Last update: September 2003