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
181 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203
in East Hospital
181 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203
Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.
Education and Training
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
American Board of Surgery
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.