Molly J. Carlson MD

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Board Certification: 

American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism


Dr. Carlson earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Special Interests:

Dr. Carlson has experience in all areas of general endocrinology including cholesterol disorders, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoporosis, pituitary disease, and adrenal disease.  She has a particular interest in diabetes and has served on the leadership council for the American Diabetes Association.  Dr. Carlson also has served as chair of the Diabetes Expo in Seattle.

Practice Philosophy:

"I believe that educating patients about their disease is essential in providing the highest quality of care.  I recognize the impact that disease has on a patient's quality of life.  I strive to provide not only the most up to date treatment options, but also to personalize treatment for each individual to improve their quality of life."

Teaching Involvement:

Dr. Carlson teaches a variety of topics in endocrinology to medical students, medical residents, and endocrinology fellows as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington.


Dr. Carlson was interviewed for a recent article in Seattle’s Child magazine on “The Invader Inside: Type I Diabetes.”