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Tobias Carling MD, PhD

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

Biographical Info

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.


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

Education & Training

Ph.D.
Uppsala University (1997)
M.D.
Uppsala University (2000)
Resident
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, General Surgery  (2002 - 2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA, Cancer Genetics  (2000 - 2001)
Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Endocrine Surgery  (2007 - 2008)
Board Certification
Surgery, General, Board Certified  (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • Doris Duke-Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2010)
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award - Renewal
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2013)
  • Quest Diagnostic Young Investigator Award
    The American Endocrine (2001)
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Award
    Wenner-Gren stiftelserna (1999)
  • Best scientific presentation
    Annual Swedish Medical Society Meeting (1999)
  • Göransson-Sandvikens research scholarship
    Gästrike-Hälsinge Nation, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1999)
  • Travel Award
    Wenner-Gren stiftelserna (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Award
    Swedish Society for Medical Research (1998)
  • Göransson-Sandvikens Research Scholarship Award
    Gästrike-Hälsinge Nation, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1997)
  • Travel Award
    Swedish Medical Research Council for Visiting Scientist at University of Connecticut, CT (1997)
  • Travel Award
    The American Endocrine Society (1997)
  • The Lennanders Scholarship Award
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1997)
  • The Ciba-Geigy Scholarship Award
    The Swedish Endocrine Society (1996)
  • Travel Award
    Swedish Medical Society (1996)
  • The Lindau Scholarship Award
    The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (1996)
  • The Signe och Seda Hermanssons Scholarship Award
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1996)
  • H och G Ankarstrands Scholarship Award
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1995)
  • The Lennanders Scholarship Award
    Uppsala University (1995)

Professional Service

  • Member, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) NIH/NCI (07/01/2010)

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