Robert Carey

Dr. Robert CareyRobert M. Carey, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Virginia

Clinical Program

Dr. Robert M. Carey is a world renowned clinical endocrinologist and leader in the field of cardiovascular endocrinology. He is past recipient of the Distinguished Physician Award of The Endocrine Society and was President of The Endocrine Society 2008-9.

Dr. Carey is a general clinical endocrinologist with special expertise in the hormonal causes of high blood pressure, body fluid and electrolyte disturbances and adrenal disorders. Dr. Carey provides clinical care in general endocrinology, cardiovascular endocrinology, adrenal disease and hypertension. Dr. Carey provides a state-of-the-art approach to blood pressure problems, including ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and testing for mutations in genes causing hypertension.

Dr. Carey regularly sees patients with the following endocrinological problems: primary hypertension, drug resistant hypertension, secondary hypertension, diabetes with hypertension, renovascular hypertension, hyperlipidemia, adrenal mass lesions, primary aldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, syndrome of inappropriate vasopressin secretion, diabetes insipidus, carcinoid syndrome, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Carey provides a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular risk, including lipid disorders, the insulin resistance syndrome and diabetes mellitus. Dr. Carey works with a diabetes educator in the care of diabetes, and provides nutritional, exercise and other lifestyle recommendations that reduce cardiovascular risk.


University of Virginia

  • Robin A. Felder, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Director of the
    Medical Automation Research Center, University of Virginia
  • John J. Gildea, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Pathology,
    University of Virginia
  • Helmy M. Siragy, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Pedro A. Jose, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown
    University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Christopher M. Kramer, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and
    Medicine, University of Virginia
  • R. Arial Gomez, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
  • Robert L. Chevalier, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department ofPediatrics, University of Virginia
  • Ammasi Periasamy, Ph.D., Research Professor of Biology and Director, Cell Imaging Center, University of Virginia
  • Richard L. Guerrant, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious
    Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Paula Q. Barrett, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, University of Virginia
  • Timothy L. MacDonald, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of
    Chemistry, University of Virginia
  • Brian R. Duling, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia
  • Theodore E. Mifflin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia


  • Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester College of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • Tadashi Inagami, M.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Scott M. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


  • Anita Aperia, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, The Karolinska
    Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden.
  • Marc deGasparo, M.D., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Basel, Switzerland

Contact Us

Robert M. Carey, M.D.
David A. Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Dean, Emeritus, and University Professor
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 801414, University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Telephone: 434-924-5510
Fax: 434-982-3626