Andrew Young

Andrew Young, MD

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a general surgeon who specializes in trauma, emergency general surgery, and critical care patients with special expertise in cervical spine fractures, antimicrobial stewardship in the SICU and quality improvement for trauma care. I’m a knowledgeable physician in addition to being a very caring and patient provider, meaning I listen to my patients’ concerns and give them the best care possible. My job is to keep every patient happy and healthy, and I strive for that every day.

After earning a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I completed my general surgery training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. During my residency, I completed a year of research in abdominal compartment syndrome, cervical spine injury and linezolid use in the transplant population. While in the U.S. Navy, I was a general surgeon for the USS John C. Stennis and at Naval Hospital Bremerton. I was also an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Now I’m passionate about being at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because we’re at the forefront of patient innovation with top-ranked doctors and skilled clinical staff. I maintain a dual role at Ohio State by teaching students as an assistant professor of Surgery and treating patients as a trauma surgeon. Medical students are full of questions and ideas, so I enjoy mentoring each new group, in academic and clinical settings, to ensure they’re getting the proper knowledge and skills to become the best doctors they can be.

My research interests include user interface design and creating machine-learning models to improve patient outcomes, cut health care costs and improve electronic health record functionality. I have co-written more than 10 papers and five chapters as well as numerous oral presentations on evidence-based data relating to these topics.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading and helping out my fellow coworkers.
  • I.A. Bigger Award for integrity, leadership, teaching and clinical activity
  • Best Teacher Award, MIII Surgery Clerkship
  • VCU Trauma Division, Order of the Shining Knight
  • Resident Research Award, Best clinical science research presentation

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Artificial Intelligence

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
8/1/2004 - 6/30/2008


Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2014


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2020

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Young has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.