Tobias Carling, MD, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics | Endocrine Oncology Program

Genetics Consultation Service

Office of Student Research

Surgery: Endocrine/General Surgery | YENL

Yale Medical Group


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.

Education & Training

MD Uppsala University (2000)
PhD Uppsala University (1997)
PhD Uppsala University (1997)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow The Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Board Certification AB of Surgery (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Travel AwardThe American Endocrine Society (1997)

  • The Lindau Scholarship AwardThe Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (1996)

  • Quest Diagnostic Young Investigator AwardThe American Endocrine (2001)

  • Postdoctoral Scholarship AwardWenner-Gren stiftelserna (1999)

  • Best scientific presentationAnnual Swedish Medical Society Meeting (1999)

  • Travel AwardWenner-Gren stiftelserna (1999)

  • Postdoctoral Scholarship AwardSwedish Society for Medical Research (1998)

  • Travel Award Swedish Medical Research Council for Visiting Scientist at University of Connecticut, CT (1997)

  • The Ciba-Geigy Scholarship AwardThe Swedish Endocrine Society (1996)

  • Travel Award Swedish Medical Society (1996)

  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award - RenewalDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2013)

  • Göransson-Sandvikens research scholarshipGästrike-Hälsinge Nation, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1999)

  • Göransson-Sandvikens Research Scholarship AwardGästrike-Hälsinge Nation, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1997)

  • The Lennanders Scholarship AwardUppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1997)

  • The Signe och Seda Hermanssons Scholarship AwardUppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1996)

  • H och G Ankarstrands Scholarship AwardUppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1995)

  • The Lennanders Scholarship AwardUppsala University (1995)

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

Professional Service

  • Thyroid Disease Working Group The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) NIH/NCI (2010)

International Activity

  • External scientific reviewer Canada (2012)

    External scientific reviewer. Clinician-Scientist Award. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation, Ontario, Canada.

  • External scientific reviewer. France (2012)

    External scientific reviewer. The European Science Foundation (ESF), Strasbourg, France; “Strategic Research Grants” issued by the University of Torino, Italy with support from the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation

  • External scientific reviewer United Kingdom (2011)

    External scientific reviewer. Clinician-Scientist Award. Medical Research Council (MRC), UK.

  • Scientific collaboration Sweden (2008)

    Significant scientific collaborations with major international institutions. Main collaborators at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

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Contact Info

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Endocrine SurgerySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Lab Location
YENLThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste Room 360

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Farnam Memorial Building
310 Cedar Street, Ste 130

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of SurgeryP.O. Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory (YENL)