Vannesa Hang Cederstrom, MD

Vannesa Hang Cederstrom, MD

Hospital Medicine
I strive to provide compassionate person- and family-centered care.

Approach To Care

Dr. Cederstrom is passionate about serving people in their most vulnerable time of need with a bedside experience that is calm, welcoming and thoughtful. As a second generation Laotian American, she understands that optimal healthcare can only be truly provided while acknowledging one’s lived-experiences (past traumas, social standing, stigma, income, etc.). Through this understanding, she hopes to provide individualized and compassionate care to all.



  • Undergraduate Degree – University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts Degree and Joint Military Science Leadership Minor)
  • Medical Degree – University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN


  • Internal Medicine – Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Cederstrom was born and raised in the Midwest, the daughter of two Laotian refugees and proud small business owners. Her family taught her the importance of culture, work ethic and devotion to family. Through each personal interaction with the healthcare system, she became acutely aware of the immense disparities that people face from all walks of life. This desire for health equity fuels her passions today. She loves to be involved in community outreach, especially within the Lao community. Most recently she was a guest speaker for a series of virtual town halls/podcasts in partnership with the Lao American National Alliance that sought to dispel medical misinformation.

Her hobbies include pet rehabilitation/foster, furniture repurposing, reading and spending quality time with her husband and son.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare