Linda Carson, MD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (OBGYN)

Linda Carson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-3111

Mailing Address:
Dept. of OB/GYN & Women’s Health
MMC 395 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1978

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 1982

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical School, 1983

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1986


Dr. Carson was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health from 2001-2017. Additionally, Dr. Carson was the Co-Director and Clinical Care Director for the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health.

Dr. Carson graduated magna cum laude with honors in zoology from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. She graduated from George Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency at Johns Hopkins University and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor", 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2011, 2014 
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors", 2014, 2015



For a list of publications, see PubMed.


Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

Clinical Interests

Cervical cancer; Gestational trophoblastic disease; Gynecologic oncology; Nutrition and cancer; Ovarian cancer; Premalignant and malignant conditions of the lower genital tract; Uterine cancer; Vulvar cancer

Clinical Experience Statement

I specialize in the treatment of women with premalignant and malignant conditions of the lower genital tract. I value open discussions with patients and ask them to enter into a partnership with me in deciding on their health needs.

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Lakes; Fairview Maple Grove; Fairview Ridges; Fairview Southdale; Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital; Regions Hospital; UMMC