Kidmealem Zekarias, MD, MPH

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

Kidmealem Zekarias

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 101
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Pam Wenner

Administrative Email

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

Adult Endocrinologist

Adult Endocrinologist

Residency, Marshfield Clinics/St Joseph Hosp, WI

Residency, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN


Dr. Kidmealem Zekarias is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on clinical care in adult endocrinology. She completed her residency at Marshfield clinic/St Joseph Hospital and Wayne State University. She is board certified in internal medicine and has been working as an internist and primary care physician before she joined fellowship in endocrinology. She is board certified in Endocrinology.


  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes

Awards & Recognition

  • Chief Medical Resident Professionalism Award, Wayne State University, MI
  • Amgen Travel Award


Research Summary/Interests

Research interest areas and areas of publications include: management of Type 2 diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring in Type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia in diabetes patients, male reproductive health and adrenal disease.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • K. Zekarias, A. Kumar, A. Moheet and E. Seaquist; Real life evidence that impaired awareness of hypoglycemia persists for years in patients with type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Dec;32(12):1097-1099
  • K. Zekarias and R. Shrestha; Role of Relative Malnutrition in Exercise-Hypogonadal Male Condition. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2018; 51. 10.1249.
  • Kidmealem Zekarias, Cynthia Davey Elizabeth Seaquist; Intensification of medical management in type 2 diabetes: A real-world look at primary care practice. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 Jan; 107477.
    (This paper was cited on Fairview News and commented on MD alert)

Chapters in Books

K.Zekarias, E. Seaquist: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Epidemiology, Impact, Prevention and Treatment. ebook chapter on


Academic Interests and Focus

Adrenal disorders



Clinics and Surgery Center;Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

All areas of adult endocrinology including: Diabetes, Thyroid disease, adrenal disorders, calcium and bone disorders, male and female reproductive disorders, lipid, obesity and pituitary disorder.

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview