Dr. Young oversees education for the department of psychiatry at the Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine and The Zucker Hillside Hospital. He also directs the psychiatry residency training program.

Prior to joining North Shore-LIJ, Dr. Young served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine. He held a number of roles including Associate Director, Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry (2005-2012), Director of the Medication Management Clinics at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (2005-2012), and Chair for the Advanced Studies Committee at the School of Medicine (with oversight over the Med4 curriculum, 2008-2012). While based at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center (2012-2013), he was the Associate Director, Kaiser-UCSF Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and a Physician Investigator with the Behavioral Health Research Initiative at Kaiser s Northern California Division of Research. During this time, he also helped create a primary care consult service.

Dr. Young s research has focused on the intersection of medical education and patient safety and quality improvement, including transitions in care, EBM and clinical decision making, performance assessment, cognitive load theory, and medical errors. In particular, he has been a national leader in handoffs education and research, the July Effect , and assessment of medication management competency, with publications in journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ Quality and Safety, Medical Teacher, and Academic Medicine. He also served as Associate Editor for AHRQ s WebM&M (2009-2013).

Dr. Young has led several task forces for the Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training. He is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiner s Patient Safety Test Materials Development Committee. In addition, he sits on local patient safety committees and leads efforts to incorporate quality improvement processes into ambulatory settings.

Prior to his career in medicine, he did human rights work in southern Africa and Asia and served as Legislative Director for an Assemblywoman in the California State Legislature where he helped lead several important health policy initiatives.

He received a BA (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard University with a double concentration in Social Studies and the Comparative Study of Religion. He earned a Masters in Public Policy from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. And he obtained his MD from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine where he also completed residency training in general adult psychiatry.



  • Board certifications

    • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Psychiatry

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • University of CA at San Francisco School of Med

  • Residencies

    • University of CA at San Francisco School of Med

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • The Zucker Hillside Hospital

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