Laura Carbone

Section Chief

Laura Carbone

Section Chief


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Rheumatology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Other Duties

J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Rheumatology, Medicine, Rheumatology

  • (706) 721-2981
  • (706) 721-0596
  • HB 2030


  • MS, Epidemiology University of Tennessee, 2001

  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin, 1989


  • Medical Liscence GA Composite Med Brd, 2013

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Rheumatology American Board of Internal Medicine,

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care American Board of Internal Medicine, Member,

  • American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine,

  • PHY GA Composite Med Brd, 2013

  • Diplomat American Board of addiction medicine,

Awards & Honors

  • J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Rheumatology 2018

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award 2018

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award 2017

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award 2016

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award College of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RRHE 5000

  • GMED 5010

    Rheumatology Externship


Selected Recent Publications

  • Changing Trends in Oral Bisphosphonate Therapy: A 25-year Surveillance in a US Healthcare System, 2024
  • Demographic Patterns in Vertebral Fracture Diagnoses among Women who Initiated Oral Bisphosphonate Therapy., 2024
  • Epoxide Fatty Acids Improve Mouse Cornea Alkali Wound Healing, 2024
  • Large-Scale Circulating Proteome Association Study (CPAS) meta-analysis identifies circulating proteins and pathways predicting incident hip fractures, 2024
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • . Plasma Levels of Branched Chain Amino Acids, Incident Hip Fractures and Bone Mineral Density of the Hip and Spin, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • NIH Clinical Trials Special Emphasis Panel. - 2023

  • National Institutes of Aging Multi-site Clinical Trial Implementation Review Committee - 2022

    Role: Committee Member
  • CDA-2, ad hoc member - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Clinica Latina 2017 - 2018

  • Humane Society of Shelby County 2010 - 2011

  • Centro Medico Umberto Parra 2008

  • Office of Emergency Preparedness, Memphis and shelby county health department 2006

  • Lecturer for Scleroderma Support Groups in Tennessee 2005 - 2006