Tiffany Beckman, MD, MPH

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

Tiffany Beckman

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Pam Wenner

Administrative Email

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

Weight Management Specialist

Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Tiffany Beckman, an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe/Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, is believed to be the first American Indian adult Endocrinologist in the nation. She was born, raised, and trained in Minnesota. Dr. Beckman is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and serves as a Clinical Endocrinology Consultant for Indian tribes throughout Minnesota. She is also a Research Associate at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Her primary clinical and research interests are the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes prevention in high-risk populations. She is the Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health funded project, “Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women.” She enjoys taking care of patients who have obesity and diabetes.

Awards & Recognition

  • Max Seham Award for Child-Related Social Medicine, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Commitment to the Community Award
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy Circles of Leadership Program Graduate


Research Summary/Interests

  • Neurobiology of Obesity
  • Diabetes Prevention, Care and Cure
  • Improving Quality of Care in American Indians
  • Hormonal Changes and Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery
  • Neuropharmacologic Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Hormone and Satiety Studies

Research Funding Grants

NIH funded study, "Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women."



  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Weight Management


Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic;Weight Loss Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Hormonal changes after bariatric surgery; Hypoglycemia; Nutrient sensing in the brain and satiety; Nutrition; Nutritional neuroscience; Obesity; Type 2 diabetes; Type 2 diabetes in American Indian populations

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Ridges Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview