Dr. Harold Carlson received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. After internship and residency training at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he served as a Clinical Associate in the Clinical Endocrinology branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He then returned to Washington University for fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
After holding faculty positions at UCLA and the University of Missouri, he moved in 1985 to Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 2000 through 2016 and is currently Professor of Medicine. His research interests have focused particularly on pituitary and thyroid disorders and gynecomastia. He is the author or co-author of 194 papers and book chapters and received the Aesculapius award for outstanding teaching at Stony Brook. He has been chairman of one of the Institutional Review Boards at Stony Brook since 1991.