Antoinette Moran, MD

Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Diversity and Marguerite & James Dugger Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Antoinette Moran

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-5409

Fax 612-626-5262

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Diversity and Marguerite & James Dugger Professor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Member, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Pediatric Endocrinologist

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

The UMN Diabetes Team cares for children of all backgrounds with all types of diabetes at our University, Maple Grove, Ridges and Woodbury clinics. Our diabetes team includes several physicians (Antoinette Moran, Melena Bellin, Megan Bensignor, Eric Bomberg, Jennifer McVean, Brandon Nathan, Muna Sunni), 2 nurse practitioners (Shannon Beasley, Kara Schmid), four diabetes nurse educators (Melissa Clark, Terra Clausen, Heather Lage, Marrissa Ludwig), five diabetes dietitians (Carol Brunzell, Jenn Fischer, Rachel Fog, Jessica Graumann, Katie Vellabati), and two psychologists (Chris Boys, Stephen Molitor). We work with children and adolescents with diabetes and their families to help them maintain good health and to live full, happy lives. While we are available 24/7 to provide diabetes support, our goal is to give our patients and their families the tools they need to be able to self-manage diabetes and to work diabetes care and technology into their normal routine and lifestyle. Our program embraces the rapid advances in diabetes technology and our faculty are leaders in this field. We work with each family to identify the best system(s) for their individual situation. We have been national leaders in diabetes research since the late 1980s and patients are frequently offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials if they are interested.


Professor Antoinette Moran, MD, is Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Minnesota. She has been working with patients with diabetes since 1987, performing research and clinical care. Her research in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes resulted in her being named the first annual recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, for “research contributions that have had significant influence on the course of the disease.” She is a leader in the field of clinical trials to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and industry. She is involved in global health and has been working with a pediatric diabetes clinic in Uganda for more than 10 years.

Awards & Recognition

  • Marguerite Dugger, Ed.D., & James Dugger M.D. Professorship in Pediatrics (2015-2020)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2007-2008, 2010, 2012-2018, 2020-2022)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2018, 2021, 2022)
  • Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship for ISPAD Center for Excellence (2013, 2015)
  • Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Richard C. Talamo (2007)
  • Alexander Charles Jundt Research Award (1996)


Research Summary/Interests

Cystic fibrosis related diabetes; Type 1 diabetes prevention; Pediatric diabetes care in East Africa


1. Sunni M, Brunzell C, Kyllo J, Purcell L, Plager P, Moran A. A picture-based carbohydrate counting resource for Somalis. Journal of International Medical Research,, 2017

2. Bellin MD, Beilman GJ, Dunn TB, Pruett TL, Sutherland DER, Chinnakotla S, Hodges JS, Lane A, Ptacek P, Berry KL, Hering BJ, Moran A. Sitagliptin treatment after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. American Journal of Transplantation, 17:443-50, 2017.

3. Sunni M, Noble JA, Yu L, Dhunkal AM, Bellin MD, Nathan B, Kyllo J, Abouzahab J, Gottlieb PA, Babu S, Armstrong T, Moran A. Predominance of DR3 in Somali children with type 1 diabetes in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Pediatric Diabetes 18: 136-42, 2017. PMID 26854192

4. Plager P, Nurie K, Omann T, Moran A, Piloya T, Bahendeka S, Sunni M. Is insulin diluted when stored in water? Pediatric Diabetes 18:237049, 2017.

5. Ferrara CT, Geyer S, Liu F-Y, Evans-Molina C, Libman I, Besser R, Becker D, Rodriguez H, Moran A, Gitelman S, Redondo MJ and the T1D TrialNet Study Group. Excess body mass index in childhood: a modifiable risk factor for type 1 diabetes development? 2017 Diabetes Care 40:698-701.



Center for Lung Science and Health;Pediatric Specialty Care-Discovery Clinic;Transplant Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology

Clinical Interests

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes mellitus; Pediatric diabetes; Type 1 diabetes; Pediatric diabetes care in East Africa

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview