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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Yevzlin is the medical director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic and director of the Interventional Nephrology and Acute Dialysis programs.



UW Health Clinics

Kidney Clinic
(608) 270-5656 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Nephrology
Fellowship Northwestern University Memorial Hospital
Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency University of Michigan Hospital
Internship University of Michigan Hospital
Medical School Ohio State University, 1998


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Languages Spoken

English, Russian
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Yevzlin has used his interventional nephrology interests to advance a new research agenda in the section. He has presented and published more than 100 abstracts, invited lectures and manuscripts. He is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of Interventional Nephrology, having published three textbooks on the subject, and is the President Elect of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

PubMed Articles
Falk A Maya ID Yevzlin AS . A Prospective, Randomized Study of an Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Stent Graft versus Balloon Angioplasty for In-Stent Restenosis in Arteriovenous Grafts and Fistulae: Two-Year Results of the RESCUE Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Oct;27(10):1465-76
[PubMed ID: 27514445]
Rosenberg JE Astor BC Deluca HF Yevzlin AS . The association of mineral metabolism with vascular access patency. J Vasc Access. 2016 Sep 21;17(5):392-396
[PubMed ID: 27470251]
Yevzlin AS Chan MR Asif A . Hand Ischemia in a Patient With an Arteriovenous Fistula. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Mar;67(3):512-5
[PubMed ID: 26612279]
Ebner A Ross JR Setum CM Kallok MJ Yevzlin AS . Transcatheter anastomosis connector system for vascular access graft placement: results from a first-in-human pilot study. J Vasc Access. 2016 Mar-Apr;17(2):111-7
[PubMed ID: 26450084]
Sampathkumar K Lobo V Balasubramaniam J Mahaldar A Yevzlin AS Kumbar L . Vascular Access Creation and Care--Perspective From India. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Nov;22(6):466-70
[PubMed ID: 26524952]
Kumbar L Yevzlin AS . Transforming Hemodialysis Vascular Access Care: One Aspect at a Time. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Nov;22(6):418-9
[PubMed ID: 26524944]
Boujelbane L Fu N Chapla K Melnick D Redfield RR Waheed S Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR . Percutaneous versus surgical insertion of PD catheters in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis. J Vasc Access. 2015 Nov-Dec;16(6):498-505
[PubMed ID: 26165817]
Rosenberg JE Yevzlin AS Chan MR Valliant AM Astor BC . Prediction of Arteriovenous Fistula Dysfunction: Can it be Taught? Semin Dial. 2015 Sep-Oct;28(5):544-7
[PubMed ID: 25800820]
Tumlin JA Galphin CM Tolwani AJ Chan MR Vijayan A Finkel K Szamosfalvi B Dev D DaSilva JR Astor BC Yevzlin AS Humes HD . A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Pivotal Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of a Selective Cytopheretic Device in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0132482
[PubMed ID: 26244978]
Dhamija RK Tan H Philbin E Mathew RO Sidhu MS Wang J Saour B Haqqie SS Beathard G Yevzlin AS Salman L Boden WE Siskin G Asif A . Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator for dialysis patients: a strategy to reduce central vein stenoses and infections. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Jul;66(1):154-8
[PubMed ID: 25911316]
Fu N Joachim E Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR . A Meta-analysis of Stent Placement vs. Angioplasty for Dialysis Vascular Access Stenosis. Semin Dial. 2015 May-Jun;28(3):311-7
[PubMed ID: 25303220]
Chapla K Oza-Gajera BP Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR . Hemodialysis catheter locking solutions and the prevention of catheter dysfunction: a meta-analysis. J Vasc Access. 2015 Mar-Apr;16(2):107-12
[PubMed ID: 25262758]
Yevzlin AS Astor BC . Alternative strategies needed to improve vascular access outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Feb 6;10(2):172-3
[PubMed ID: 25587103]
Elramah M Boujelbane L Yevzlin AS Wakeen M Astor BC Chan MR . Dialysis access venous stenosis: treatment with balloon angioplasty 30-second vs. 1-minute inflation times. Hemodial Int. 2015 Jan;19(1):108-14
[PubMed ID: 24888749]
Valliant AM Chaudhry MK Yevzlin AS Astor B Chan MR . Tunneled dialysis catheter exchange with fibrin sheath disruption is not associated with increased rate of bacteremia. J Vasc Access. 2015 Jan-Feb;16(1):52-6
[PubMed ID: 25198820]
Yevzlin AS Melnick DM . How is arteriovenous fistula longevity best prolonged?: The role of endovascular stents. Semin Dial. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):29-32
[PubMed ID: 25230719]
Singh S Elramah M Allana SS Babcock M Keevil JG Johnson MR Yevzlin AS Chan MR . A case series of real-time hemodynamic assessment of high output heart failure as a complication of arteriovenous access in dialysis patients. Semin Dial. 2014 Nov-Dec;27(6):633-8
[PubMed ID: 24673654]
Chan MR Oza-Gajera B Chapla K Djamali AX Muth BL Turk J Wakeen M Yevzlin AS Astor BC . Initial vascular access type in patients with a failed renal transplant. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jul;9(7):1225-31
[PubMed ID: 24903392]
Chan MR Shobande O Vats H Wakeen M Meyer X Bellingham J Astor BC Yevzlin AS . The effect of buttonhole cannulation vs. rope-ladder technique on hemodialysis access patency. Semin Dial. 2014 Mar;27(2):210-6
[PubMed ID: 24118562]
Agarwal G Vats HS Raval AN Yevzlin AS Chan MR Gimelli G . Chronic total occlusion and successful drug-eluting stent placement in Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis. Clin Med Res. 2013 Dec;11(4):233-6
[PubMed ID: 23656802]