Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Elizabeth Seaquist

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Sarah Chapeau

Administrative Phone
612-624-9176

Administrative Email
chape044@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-3133

Professor of Medicine, Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Faculty, PhD Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Associate Dean for Medical Specialties and Primary Care

Co-Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Chief, Medical Subspecialty Service line - M Health Fairview


Endocrinologist; Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist is the Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and holds the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research. Awards recognizing her research and mentoring include the American Diabetes Association’s Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award in 2019 and the Albert Renold Award for Mentoring in 2020. She served as the President for Medicine and Science of the American Diabetes Association in 2014. As a clinical investigator, Dr. Seaquist is interested in hypoglycemia and the complications of diabetes. Her research focuses on the effect of diabetes on brain metabolism, structure, and function. She was the site investigator for the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) study, and the Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) study. She has an active clinical practice and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Awards & Recognition

Honors:

  • Albert Renold Award, American Diabetes Association (2020)
  • Inductee, AHC Academy for Excellence in Team Science University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award, American Diabetes Association (2019)
  • Inductee, AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Research, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • Bruce Zimmerman Diabetes Award, American Diabetes Association and the Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Unit (2017)
  • Banting Medal, American Diabetes Association (2014)
  • President of Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association (2014)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2012)
  • Mentor of the Year, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2012)
  • American Diabetes Association Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award (2009)
  • Carole J. Bland Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2009)
  • Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine (2008 – 2009)

Clinical Awards:

  • Listed in Top Doctors Exceptional Women in Medicine (2019-2020)
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America (2001-2017)
  • Listed in Minnesota Monthly Magazine Best Doctors for Women {2011-2020}
  • Listed in Minnesota Monthly Magazine Best Doctors (2014-2021)
  • Listed in superdoctors.com Super Doctors (2013)
  • Listed in Guide to America’s Top Physicians (2013)
  • Listed in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Top Doctors (2011)
  • Listed in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors (2003-2020)

Professional Associations

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Association of Specialty Professors
  • International Hypoglycemia Study Group

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Impact of diabetes on cerebral structure and function
  • Hypoglycemia in diabetes

Clinical Trials

  • Cerebral Responses to Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia;
  • Effect of Recurrent Hypoglycemia

Clinical

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clinical Interests

Management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes; Complications of diabetes; Hypoglycemia in diabetes