Biography

“Where are we going? Where are you going? What is going well? Where can we improve? How can I help you? How can you help me?”  — Triggers by Mark Reiter & Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Young received her undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and was awarded her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.  She completed her internship and residency training in a Combined Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she also served as the Chief Resident from 2012 to 2013.  She completed a year-long fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas before pursuing Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep fellowship training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine, Dr. Young joined the faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth as an Assistant Professor with dual appointments in the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Young also serves in our nation’s military as a Captain in the Air Force’s Critical Care Air Transport Team.

Education

Medical Degree
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Residency
Family Medicine & Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
Chief Resident
Family Medicine & Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
Fellowship
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Fellowship
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Palliative care medicine / Supportive care
  • End-of-life care in the critical care setting
  • Evaluation & critical care support for mechanical circulatory support & heart/lung transplant
  • General pulmonary diseases

Research Interests

  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Visual based communication

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine