ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Kang Xiaaj, M.D.
A Hmong family practice physician, Dr. Xiaaj graduated from Hamline University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and completed her MD at the University of Minnesota - Medical School. She did her residency through Ramsey Family and Community Residency Program with training through Region's Hospital. Her continuity clinic was with West Side Community Health Services which serves a population which is approx. 80% Hmong....She found the fit worked well and hence stayed on from 2001 as a doctor at that public housing satellite clinic.
The clinic also serves a large Latino/a population, in addition to the underserved, uninsured population in the surrounding area. Dr. Xiaaj is also staff at Region's Hospital but at this time only doing labor and delivery aspects of hospital work.
Secret information: Kang is expecting her fourth baby mid-October. She will be at home on leave from then through December.
Despite her impossibly tight schedule, Dr. Xiaaj has done many presentations on Hmong culture and life in the United States. One has to schedule her long in advance. If we have succeeded in having her commit to our 11/21 date at Hoppe Auditorium, without a doubt we owe it to the fourth visit of the stork to her home.
Dr. Yang Lo, M.D.
Born in Laos. Arrived 1977 in Pepin, WI, as a refugee. His
family moved to St. Paul, MN, in 1979. He grew up on the East Side of St. Paul where he studied at Johnson Senior High. From there, he went to Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
He joined medical school in 1991. There, he met his wife. She is a
dermatologist, now practicing in St. Cloud with CentraCare Dermatology.
After medical school, Dr. Lo went into residency at Fairview Riverside, a.k.a.
Smiley's Clinic, and graduated in 1998. He worked on the East Side of St. Paul
with the Health East Medical Group on Rice Street.
Since his wife is from Alexandria, they moved up there in 2000 and have been
there since. They recently moved into St. Cloud to be closer to the Cities.
Dr. Yang Lo is in Family Medicine. He has practiced full spectrum medicine from
delivery to geriatric care.
Kathy Vang was born and raised in Minnesota. She is a senior at St. Cloud State
University with a Sociology major and Human Relations minor. She enjoys
entertaining, dancing, singing, and talking to people. Kathy's goals are to
pursue a master's in Social Responsibility and to work with the Hmong community.
Nou Khang was born and raised in Minnesota and is currently a senior at Saint
Cloud State University. She is 24 years old and pursuing a career in Nursing.
She is the oldest of 6 children. She enjoys acting, meeting new people,
spending time with family and friends, and working hard to reach her goals.