Yeewan Kao, MS

Yeewan (Sum) Kao, APRN, CNS, APRN, CNS

Dialysis Access Coordinator

Languages I Speak

  • Cantonese
  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I provide strong clinical skills as an advanced practice nurse for UMP dialysis access/advanced CKD program, in-depth nursing research, and all levels of accountability to achieve the highest quality of patient care outcomes.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Advanced CKD Education
  • Dialysis Treatment Options
  • Dialysis Vascular Access

Education, Training and Certifications

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center - Clinical Nursing Specialist Adult Health

Recognition and Leadership


  • National Health Policy Committee Adviser, American Nephrology Nurses' Association (2013-2015)
  • Member, American Nephrology Nurses' Association
  • Member, National Kidney Foundation