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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Michele Carpenter, MD

Specialty
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Breast Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Regents of the University of California - Orange
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 475
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Regents of the University of California - Orange
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 475
Orange, CA 92868
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Phone
(714) 565-0166
Fax
(714) 541-8036
Hours
Mon - Thurs 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Website
www.mcarpentermd.com

Video

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Breast Surgery
    Education & Training
    • University if Scranton - 1979
    • Medical School
      Georgetown University - 1983
    • Residency
      Naval Hospital San Diego - 1989
    Areas of Interest

    Breast Surgery

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Michele Carpenter has dedicated her professional practice entirely to breast cancer diagnosis and care.

    Dr. Carpenter earned her M.D. from Georgetown University. After General Surgery residency at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, she spent one year aboard the USS Acadia as the Chief Medical Officer and served in the US Navy for 10 years. She then worked for Scripps Clinic Medical Group for 11 years where she was the Breast Program director. She was also a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer for the BCEDP Proficiency in Breast Examination Course for California Department of Health Services, and a Clinical Advisor and Consultant for Clinical Breast Protocols for the Cancer Detection Section of California Department of Health Services, and a Board Member of the American Cancer Society Breast Health Initiative Team. She has continued her association with San Diego breast care with her role as the Medical Director of the LBL Breast Cancer Support Group. She has also been president of San Diego Society of General Surgeons and San Diego Surgical Society. She continues to be a reviewer and a member of the Ultrasound Committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and has coauthored and participated as the principle investigator for several studies in IORT for breast cancer and cooperative group trials at the center.

    She is currently the Program Director for the Breast Program at St. Joseph’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Orange, California. She is Immediate Past Chief of Staff. She has been Chief of the General Surgery Section and Surgery Department Chair as well as Credentials Chair and OR Committee Chairperson and Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange.
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