Consultant Profile

Dr Anthony Toft

Dr Anthony Toft MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Endocrinology
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Although Dr Toft has considerable experience in all aspects of endocrinology, his major contributions to the literature lie in the field of thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goitre, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer). He is particularly interested in identifying those patients with hypothyroidism who might benefit from treatment with both Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Triiodothyronine), rather than with the usual treatment of Levothyroxine alone.

Research interests:

Diagnosis and management of thyroid disease.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Physician, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Contact Details 
Wednesday 11am-1.30pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Toft was a Consultant Physician with an interest in Endocrinology, and especially thyroid disease, at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from 1978 until he retired from the NHS in 2009.  He has been President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, President of the British Thyroid Association and between 1996 and 2009, Physician to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland.  He has published widely in the most prestigious medical journals and textbooks on the clinical management of patients with thyroid disease.  His small book ‘Understanding Thyroid Disorders’, written for patients and published by the British Medical Association is in its 12th edition and has sold over 250 thousand copies.

He was appointed CBE for services to Medicine in 1995 and LVO in 2009.

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Dr Anthony Toft

Dr Anthony Toft Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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