Philosophy of Care
I enjoy the intellectual challenge of nephrology — sorting out the complex ways in which kidney disease interacts with other functions. I like to take the time to get to know the patients under my care, including their medical history, philosophy and approach to life. I try to help patients take care of themselves and participate as much as possible in the medical decisions that affect them. In my practice, I explain things as simply and thoroughly as I can so that each patient can understand the disease better. I think it is most important that patients know what the problem is and what treatment options are available so that they can fully participate in the decision-making process. My affiliation with UC Davis gives my patients access to everything from basic to very specialized care in an environment dedicated to scientific knowledge and teaching, rather than just the bottom line.
Jane Y. Yeun has particular interests in the treatment of glomerular diseases, management of hypertension, and peritoneal dialysis. She serves on the Medical Review Board, End Stage Renal Disease Network No. 17, an organization that monitors and reports to the Health Care Finance Administration concerning the medical care of patients with end-stage renal disease. Yeun conducts research on incidence of inflammation, cardiovascular disease and vascular access thrombosis among dialysis patients.
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 1987
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1983
Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1988-90
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1990-92
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2012
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Society of Nephrology
International Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation
Select Recent Publications
2008 Depner TA, Yeun JY. Urea kinetics, efficiency, and adequacy of hemodialysis and other intermittent treatments. In 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.
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, 101(9):1269-1274, 2008.
Yeun JY, Depner TA. Hemodialysis adequacy. In Wilcox C (Ed), Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2008, pp. 875-893.
Yeun JY, Kaysen GA. Nephrotic Syndrome. In Byham-Gray LD, Burrowes JD, Chertow GM (Eds), Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Humana Press, 2008.
Chin A, Yeun JY. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: An unpredictable and devastating complication of peritoneal dialysis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 47(4):697-712, 2006.