Who We Are
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota (KSM) has been a leader in the field of nephrology since 1977. We see patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. All of our physicians are board certified in nephrology and seek to provide the highest level of care to all of our patients throughout their journey with kidney disease. We also take pride in bringing state-of-the-art nephrology care to multiple outreach clinics.
KSM is involved in all aspects of kidney care. Please read on to learn more about the big work being done at KSM.
Vascular Access Care
Access to the bloodstream is a crucial lifeline for many chronic dialysis patients. KSM works closely with the providers at Minnesota Vascular Surgery Center (MVSC) to ensure that our patients are seen by the area’s best vascular surgeons. MVSC provides thorough and prompt management of all hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis accesses.
KSM has partnered with Nucleus Network Minneapolis (formerly known as Prism Clinical Research) to help advance the care of patients with kidney disease.
Please visit their website to learn if you might be a candidate for clinic research trials:
Chronic Care Management
For our patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD 4 and CKD 5), KSM offers a service that provides patients with monthly education sessions to help you better understand your condition. We want to make sure you have the support you need to do everything possible to minimize your risk of chronic kidney disease progression.
Value Based Care
KSM was one of the first nephrology practices in the country to participate in the Medicare ESCO program (End-stage renal disease Seamless Care Organization). The program seeks to provide person-centered high quality care that simultaneously improves outcomes and reduces the total cost of care. KSM will also participate in the upcoming CKCC and ETC programs that will continue to work towards these lofty goals
KSM is one of the original members of Interwell Health, a collaborative organization of nephrologists with a common goal of driving innovation for renal patients.
KSM Leadership Team
Operating a practice as large and diverse as KSM requires a great deal of support. KSM's CEO, Carrie El-Halawani, leads a team of talented administrative and clinical staff who enable us to bring the best possible nephrology care to our patients.
Please click here to meet some of our other leadership team members.