STAY CURRENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION →  COVID-19 VACCINES AT GALEN → If you believe you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested please call our COVID-19 hotline at (423) 618-9006

Asma S. Khan, M.D.

Specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology


Asma Khan, MD is board-certified in endocrinology and internal medicine and has been working as a physician for over a decade. Her interest in science and passion for the human touch led her to pursue a career in medicine. She attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and moved to the U.S. shortly after. UT Medicine’s internal medicine residency brought her to Chattanooga and after completing her fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Missouri, she decided to move back to Chattanooga with her family. 

The Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Galen is devoted to the management of metabolic disorders and other hormonal problems. Our practice helps individuals manage their goals by using a comprehensive approach, individualized education and the latest technology to provide endocrine management adapted to your lifestyle. Dr. Khan is dedicated to the diagnoses, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders, or those affecting the body’s secretion of hormones specializing in thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Her favorite parts of her job are the relationships she has with her coworkers and patients. She has been caring for patients in the Chattanooga area for the past 10 years. 

In her free time, Dr. Khan loves reading books and spending time with her family. Her ideal day off is spent at home with her two kids ages 22 and 20. She loves the outdoors and beautiful scenery of Chattanooga and is happy to call the city her home. 



Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Galen

1726 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 100,
Chattanooga, TN 37421


11 years, 1 year with Galen


I enjoy learning about my patients’ lives and am passionate about educating them.


M.D. |  Rawalpindi Medical College

Residency | Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Fellowship | Endocrinology, University of Missouri 


American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Member

Endocrine Society, Member

Hamilton County Medical Society, Member

UTC College of Medicine, Faculty


They cover a lot of ground, diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your:

  • Adrenals, glands that sit on top of your kidneys and help to control things like your blood pressure, metabolism, stress response, and sex hormones
  • Bone metabolism, like osteoporosis
  • Cholesterol
  • Hypothalamus, the part of your brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst
  • Pancreas, which makes insulin and other substances for digestion
  • Parathyroids, small glands in your neck that control the calcium in your blood
  • Pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain that keeps your hormones balanced
  • Reproductive glands (gonads): ovaries in women, testes in men
  • Thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls your metabolism, energy, and brain growth and development

Your regular doctor can treat diabetes, but they might refer you to an endocrinologist when:

  • You are brand new to diabetes and need to learn how to manage it.
  • They don’t have a lot of experience treating diabetes.
  • You take a lot of shots or use an insulin pump.
  • Your diabetes has gotten tough to manage, or your treatment isn’t working.
  • You have complications from diabetes.

You can always ask to go to an endocrinologist, too, even though your doctor doesn’t suggest it first. When you see one, you’ll still need to visit your primary doctor as well. They’ll work together.