Patrick Young, MD, MACP, FACG, FASGE
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 12/12/2017


Captain Patrick E. Young, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE

Medical Corps

United States Navy

Captain Young is currently the Director for the Digestive Disease Division at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. 

CAPT Young received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the United States Naval Academy, where he was awarded the Karl Montor Prize in leadership, in 1993.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University, where was awarded the Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine, in 1997.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA in 1998.  After graduating at the top of his flight surgery class in 1999, he was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 106, the F/A-18 Fleet Replenishment  Squadron for the East Coast, at NAS Oceana, VA

He returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2002 and completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2004.  He then transferred to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD for his Gastroenterology Fellowship.  During the third year of this fellowship, he spent nine months at the University of Maryland, Baltimore MD, training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy.  During his senior year of fellowship, he was Captain of the Gastroenterology Jeopardy team which won the National Championship at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific session, besting 140 programs from across the nation. He graduated from Gastroenterology Fellowship, and was selected the Internal Medicine Fellow of the Year, in 2007. After graduation, CAPT Young deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait, where he served as the sole gastroenterologist for the forces deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

He returned to the National Naval Medical Center in 2008 and assumed duties as the Associate Program Director for the National Capital Consortium’s Gastroenterology Fellowship.  Also in 2008, he was named Director of Clinical research, directly overseeing the conduct of over 20 research protocols. In 2010, he was selected as the Director of Medical Operations for the USNS COMFORT. He deployed in support of Continuing Promise 2011, a humanitarian Mission serving nine partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.  In this role, he oversaw the care of 66,000 patients, facilitated 1,100 surgeries, and coordinated veterinarian care for over 3,500 animals.

In 2012, he was selected as the Program Director for the fellowship Program at the National Capital Consortium, the largest Gastroenterology in the Department of Defense.  From 2012-2015, he served as the Specialty Leader for Navy gastroenterology.  He continues to be actively engaged in clinical research where his areas of focus are Barrett’s esophagus, the detection and prevention of colorectal cancer, and the ergonomics of endoscopy.

Captain Young is board certified in Gastroenterology.  He has attained Fellow status in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  He holds an appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

CAPT Young has won numerous awards for mentorship and teaching, including the American College of Physician’s Master Teacher Award in 2014.  Young’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (1); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1).