Lisa Chow, MD

Associate 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 Assistant Name
Pam Wenner

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 finished medical school at the University of Minnesota in 1999 and completed an 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 exercise and fitness on insulin resistance/diabetes.

Awards & Recognition

  • 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 exercise and fitness on insulin resistance and diabetes

Research Funding Grants

Clinic Trials:

  • TrainMeUp MN – This is a NIH sponsored study to see the effects of training on improving skeletal muscle fat metabolism.



Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Adrenal; Bone; Diabetes; Thyroid; Osteoporosis

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview