Philosophy of Care
I believe in providing empathic care, taking the time to listen carefully and treating the patient as a whole person. Whenever possible, I strive to provide the patient with sufficient information in a way that is easy to understand so that he/she can participate more fully in making a joint decision regarding care.
Dr. Yeun is a general nephrologist offering care for adults with kidney diseases, hypertension, and electrolyte and acid-base disorders. She practices primarily in the dialysis clinics caring for patients with kidney failure, and in the hospital caring for hospitalized patients with kidney diseases. Her special clinical interests are kidney failure, dialysis, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, and acid-base disorders.
Dr. Yeun has done research in the past relating to dialysis, and greatly enjoys teaching medical students, physicians in training, and patients the complexities of kidney diseases, in particular glomerular diseases and diseases that lead to a low serum sodium level or perturbations in acid-base balance. She has co-authored book chapters in authoritative textbooks in nephrology pertaining to hemodialysis, nephrotic syndrome, and management of patients with kidney diseases peri-operatively.
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1987
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1983
Internship: Internal Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco CA 1987-1988
Internal Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco CA 1988-1990
Nephrology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 1990-1992
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2012
California Medical License,
American Society of Nephrology
International Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation
Honors and Awards
Top Doctors List in Nephrology, Sacramento Magazine, 2018
Outstanding Clinician Award, Department of Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2013
Outstanding VA Mather Faculty, Department of Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2005
Kaiser Award for �Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences,� University of California Davis School of Medicine, 2003
Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, 1998
"Teacher of the Year" Award, Department of Medicine, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, 1995
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, 1987
Select Recent Publications
Ananthakrishnan S, Yeun JY, Kaysen GA. Nephrotic syndrome. In Burrowes JD, Kovesdy CP, and Byham-Gray LD (Eds), Nutrition in Kidney Disease, 3rd Edition. Humana Press, Springer, New York, in press. 2020.
Yeun JY, Young B, Depner TA, Chin A. Hemodialysis. In Yu ASL, Chertow G, Luyckx V, Marsden P, Skorecki K, Taal MW (Eds). Brenner and Rector's The Kidney, 11th Edition. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia. 2019.
Yeun JY, Depner TA, Ananthakrishnan S. Principles of hemodialysis. In Himmelfarb J, Sayegh MH (Eds). Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation, A Companion to Brenner and Rector's "The Kidney", 4th Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia. 2018.
Madan N, Hwang V, Yeun JY, Weiss RH. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy and Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. In Lerma EV, Rosner MH, Perazella MA (Eds). Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Nephrology and Hypertension, 2nd Ed. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2018 (January).
Madan N, Depner TA, Yeun JY. Urea kinetics, efficiency, and adequacy of hemodialysis and other intermittent treatments. In Ronco C, Bellomo R, Kellum JA, Ricci Z (Eds). Critical Care Nephrology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. 2017 (December).
Chin AI, Yeun JY, Don BR. Surgery in the patient with renal disease (Chapter 27). In Lubin MF, Dodson TF, and Winawer NH (Eds). Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: A Textbook of Perioperative Medicine, 5th Edition. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2013.
Depner TA, Yeun JY. Urea kinetics, efficiency, and adequacy of hemodialysis and other intermittent treatments. Critical Care Nephrology, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, in press. 2008
Yeun JY, Zakari M, Kaysen GA. The nephrotic syndrome: nutritional consequences and dietary management. In Mitch WE and Ikizler A (Eds). Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney. 6th Edition. Lippincott, Willimas, & Wilkins, Philadelphia, in press. 2008.
Yeo KK, Li Z, Yeun JY, Amsterdam E. Severity of chronic kidney disease as a risk factor for operative mortality in nonemergent patients in the California coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes reporting program. American Journal of Cardiology. 2008;101(9):1269-1274.
Yeun JY, Depner TA. Hemodialysis adequacy. In Wilcox C (Ed). Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension, 3rd Edition. Elsevier, 2008:875-893.