Jacob Kohlenberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Jacob Kohlenberg

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Dr. Jacob D. Kohlenberg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2015. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2018. He completed an Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2021.

His clinical focus is diabetes mellitus and general endocrinology. Dr. Kohlenberg was awarded the Endocrine Fellows Foundation Grant. His research has focused on the pathophysiology of prediabetes and diabetes mellitus as well as the use of imaging to predict the risk of malignancy of thyroid nodules and the evaluation and management of adrenal masses. He has given numerous national and international research presentations and authored multiple peer-reviewed articles. 


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • General Endocrinology

Awards & Recognition

  • Honors Degree in the Liberal Arts, College of Letters and Science – University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
  • Honors in Research Distinction – Medical College of Wisconsin (2015)
  • William W. Engstrom Award, Department of Internal Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin (2015)
  • First Place Presidential Poster Winner, Endocrine Society (2018)
  • First Place Poster Presentation, Midwest AACE Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Grant (2019)

Professional Associations

  • Endocrine Society


Research Summary/Interests

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Adrenal Masses
  • Thyroid Nodules


  • Kohlenberg JD, Panda A, Johnson GB, Castro MR. Radiologic and clinicopathologic characteristics of thyroid nodules with focal 68Ga-DOTATATE PET activity. Nucl Med Commun. 2021 May 1;42(5):510-516. doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000001356. PMID: 33481508.
  • Kohlenberg J, Welch B, Hamidi O, Callstrom M, Morris J, Sprung J, Bancos I, Young W Jr. Efficacy and Safety of Ablative Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Cancers (Basel). 2019 Feb 7;11(2):195. doi: 10.3390/cancers11020195. PMID: 30736463; PMCID: PMC6407137.
  • Iñiguez-Ariza NM, Kohlenberg JD, Delivanis DA, Hartman RP, Dean DS, Thomas MA, Shah MZ, Herndon J, McKenzie TJ, Arlt W, Young WF Jr, Bancos I. Clinical, Biochemical, and Radiological Characteristics of a Single-Center Retrospective Cohort of 705 Large Adrenal Tumors. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2017 Dec 21;2(1):30-39. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2017.11.002. PMID: 30225430; PMCID: PMC6124341.
  • Dages KN, Kohlenberg JD, Young WF Jr, Murad MH, Prokop L, Rivera M, Dy B, Foster T, Lyden M, McKenzie T, Thompson G, Bancos I. Presentation and outcomes of adrenal ganglioneuromas: A cohort study and a systematic review of literature. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2021 Jul;95(1):47-57. doi: 10.1111/cen.14460. Epub 2021 Mar 22. PMID: 33721367; PMCID: PMC8178203.
  • Kohlenberg J, Chang AY. Diffuse Wide Inflammatory Striae as the Presenting Symptom of Cushing Disease in a Young Adult. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Mar;96(3):529-530. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.11.003. PMID: 33673904.


Academic Interests and Focus

General Endocrinology


Clinical Interests

Diabetes Mellitus; General Endocrinology