Tobias Carling MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Endocrine Surgery); Section Chief; Director, Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory; Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupCancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics; Endocrine Oncology ProgramGenetics Consultation Service | Surgery: Endocrine/General Surgery


Dr. Carling is the section chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory, and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship. His clinical interests are surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland, and endocrine pancreas, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical techniques. The research interests involve molecular and tumor genetics of endocrine tumors, including inherited endocrine tumor susceptibility syndromes. He also studies the regulation of calcium homeostasis and nuclear hormone receptors, co-regulators and their role in tumor development.
He obtained his MD and PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Cancer Genetics at The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA. He completed his training in both General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital.


  • Ph.D., Uppsala University , 1997
  • M.D., Uppsala University , 2000

Selected Publication

  • Choi M, Scholl UI, Yue P, Björklund P, Zhao B, Nelson-Williams C, Ji W, Cho Y, Patel A, Lolis E, Wisgerhof MV, Geller DS, Mane S, Hellman, P, Westin G, Åkerström G, Wang W, Carling T, Lifton RP. 2011. K+ channel mutations in adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas and hereditary hypertension. Science 331:768-772.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Doris Duke-Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator(2010) , Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation