Matthew Chow, M.D.

Matthew Chow, M.D.



Sleep Medicine




  • Assistant Clinical Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I believe in comprehensive, personalized and timely care for all patients, as if they were a member of my family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chow engages in the care of patients with neurologic and sleep disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He has training in the interpretation of polysomnography (sleep studies). 

He is involved in medical student, resident and fellow training. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chow's clinical and research interests lie in the quality improvement and the interface between sleep and neurologic diseases.




M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla NY 2011

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2006


Neurology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2015


Sleep Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Redwood City CA 2015-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Select Recent Publications

Chow M, Cao M. The hypocretin/orexin system in sleep disorders: preclinical insights and clinical progress. Nat Sci Sleep. 2016 Mar 14;8:81-6.

Balachandran JS, Wang T, Ko PR, Billings ME, Chow M, Panossian LA, Orr JE, Owens RL, Kassutto SM, Sunwoo BY, Moussa A, Edinger JD, Uppalapati SV, Drake CL, Schmitt M, Weir I, Pien GW. ATS Core Curriculum 2015: Part II. Adult Sleep Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct;12(10):1542-50.

Verro P, Chow M. Prolonged dependence of ischemic penumbra on induced hypertension. Neurologist. 2009 Sep;15(5):296-7.

Freishtat RJ, Natale J, Benton AS, Cohen J, Sharron M, Wiles AA, Ngor WM, Mojgani B, Bradbury M, Degnan A, Sachdeva R, Debiase LM, Ghimbovschi S, Chow M, Bunag C, Kristosturyan E, Hoffman EP. Sepsis alters the megakaryocyte-platelet transcriptional axis resulting in granzyme B-mediated lymphotoxicity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar 15;179(6):467-73.

Duffy A, Shen P, Verro P, Nidecker A, Chow M. Case report: Eight-and-a-Half Syndrome. J of Neuro Clin Pract. 2014;4(6):526-527.