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Tobias Else MD



Dr. Else’s primary appointment is with the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes. He received his MD degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He pursued his clinical training at the University of Hamburg (Residency: Internal Medicine) and the University of Michigan (Residency: Internal Medicine, Fellowship: Endocrinology). His main research interests are the genetics of endocrine tumors. Dr. Else’s clinical practice focuses on the care for patients with benign and malignant endocrine tumors, particularly pheochromocytoma, adrenocortical tumors and neuroendocrine tumors as well as accompanying hormone excess syndromes (e.g Cushing syndrome, primary aldosteronism). Dr. Else has a particular interest in taking care of patients with hereditary syndromes that predispose to the development of endocrine tumors (e.g. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) type 1, MEN2A & MEN2B, Hereditary Paraganglioma Syndrome). He attends the Multidisciplinary Endocrine Oncology Clinic, where patients with tumors receive diagnostic procedures and treatment. In addition he is part of the Cancer Genetics Clinic, which evaluates patients for hereditary syndromes and also facilitates regular exams and surveillance for patients at risk for endocrine tumors.


Medical School or Training
  • Universitat Hamburg, 2000
  • University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine, MI, 2010
  • IM Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, University of Michigan Health System, 2013
Professional Organizations
  • Endocrine Society, 2003
  • American College of Physicians, 2010
  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Association, 2012
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism


Hereditary predisposition to endocrine tumors, pathogenesis and genetics of endocrine tumors and primary aldosteronism.