Matthew Chow, M.D.

Matthew Chow, M.D.



Sleep Medicine




  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-0256
Clinic Fax: 916-451-2010
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I treat the patient-physician relationship as a partnership to achieve optimal health and quality of life for my patients. I find great satisfaction in working with people in their journey towards better sleep and a happier life. I take a comprehensive approach to assess how sleep impacts my patients' health and how their health impacts their sleep. It is equally important for me to be problem-focused, so as to deliver positive and meaningful results. Sleep is vital and impacts all facets of life and branches of medicine. As much as patients learn from me, I learn something new everyday. It is a priviledge to care for patients with sleep disorders.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chow is an adult neurologist who specializes in the care of patients with various neurological and sleep disorders. He has a special clinical interest and expertise in hypersomnias, parasomnias, sleep-related movement disorders, and patients with neurologic conditions with sleep disturbance.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chow's research interests focus on sleep disturbances in neurodegenerative disease, neuropharmacology, the role of technology in sleep medicine, and sleep deprivation and performance. He is also a proponent of increasing sleep literacy amongst trainees, other medical professionals, and the general public. He has a particular interest in technologies which can improve the identification of sleep disturbances and access to sleep care.


Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


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

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2006

Internship: Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA 2011-2012


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,

American Board of Sleep Medicine,

Medical Board of California,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Honors and Awards

Citation for Outstanding Performance from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, 2006

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. doi:10.2147/NSS.S76711. PMID:27051324.

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. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201504-206CME. PMID:26448351.

Duffy A, Shen PY, Verro P, Nidecker AE, Chow M. Eight-and-a-half syndrome. Neurol Clin Pract. 2014 Dec;4(6):526-527. doi:10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000088. PMID:29443149.

Verro P, Chow M. Prolonged dependence of ischemic penumbra on induced hypertension. Neurologist. 2009 Sep;15(5):296-7. doi:10.1097/NRL.0b013e3181990a9a. PMID:19741441.

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. doi:10.1164/rccm.200807-1085OC. Epub 2009 Jan 8. PMID:19136373.