Lisa Chow, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Lisa Chow

Contact Info

Fax 612-626-3133

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

Administrative Email

Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN


Dr. Lisa Chow was appointed as Division Director for DEM in 2022 and holds the Pennock Family Land Grant Chair in Diabetes Research. Dr. Chow completed medical school at the University of Minnesota followed by her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. She joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2006 and completed a Master’s in Clinical Research in 2011. Dr. Chow is actively engaged in clinical research and is especially interested in the effects of lifestyle intervention (dietary changes, exercise) to treat insulin resistance and diabetes. She is also highly engaged in mentoring the next generation of scientists by serving as the Director of the T32 training program for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Pennock Family Land Grant Chair in Diabetes Research (2022-Present)
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society (2020-Present)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2017 - Present)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2014 - Present)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Best Doctors for Women” (2012 - Present)
  • Internal Medicine Residency Outstanding Achievement Award (2002)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Award (1998)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1998)

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1998)
  • The Endocrine Society (2006-current)
  • American Diabetes Association (2006-current)


Research Summary/Interests

  • The effects of lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) on insulin resistance and diabetes

Research Funding Grants

Clinic Trials:

  • See Food Study 2– This is a NIH sponsored study to see the tracking dietary intake on dietary habits, body composition and metabolism.


  • Malaeb, S., Harindhanavudhi, T., Dietsche, K., Esch, N., Manoogian ENC, Panda, S., Mashek, D., Wang, Q., & Chow, L. S. (2020). Time-Restricted Eating Alters Food Intake Patterns, as Prospectively Documented by a Smartphone Application. Nutrients, 12(11). PMID: 33167321 PMCID: PMC7694329
  • Chow, L. S., Manoogian ENC, Alvear, A., Fleischer, J. G., Thor, H., Dietsche, K., Wang, Q., Hodges, J. S., Esch, N., Malaeb, S., Harindhanavudhi, T., Nair, K. S., Panda, S., & Mashek, D. G. (2020). Time-Restricted Eating Effects on Body Composition and Metabolic Measures in Humans who are Overweight: A Feasibility Study. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 28(5), 860-869. PMID: 32270927 PMCID: PMC7180107
  • Chow, L. S., Mashek, D. G., Wang, Q., Shepherd, S. O., Goodpaster, B. H., & Dube, J. J. (2017). Effect of acute physiological free fatty acid elevation in the context of hyperinsulinemia on fiber type-specific IMCL accumulation. J Appl Physiol (1985), 123(1), 71-78. PMID: 28450549 PMCID: PMC553881
  • Chow, L. S., Bosch, T. A., Bantle, A. E., Wang, Q., Hughes, J., Odegaard, A., Carnethon, M. R., Ryder, J., Kelly, A. S., & Schreiner, P. (2016). Twenty year fitness trends in young adults and incidence of prediabetes and diabetes: the CARDIA study. Diabetologia, 58(6), 1160-1166.
  • Shepherd, S. O., Strauss, J. A., Wang, Q., Dube, J. J., Goodpaster, B., Mashek, D. G., & Chow, L. S. (2017). Training alters the distribution of perilipin proteins in muscle following acute free fatty acid exposure. Journal of Physiology, 595(16), 5587-5601. PMID: 28560826 PMCID: PMC5556155


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Bone; Diabetes; Osteoporosis