ALISON Z. YOUNG, MD, PHD​

curriculum vitae (CV)

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS:

9/20 – Present
Owner, Young Dermatology PLLC, Seattle, WA.

3/17- 8/20
Co-owner, Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle PLLC, Seattle, WA.

5/15- 2/17
Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Dermatology Associates, Seattle, WA.

7/06-4/15
Dermatologist, Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

7/06-12/12
Dermatopathologist, Department of Pathology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

7/05-6/06
Clinical Fellow, Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

7/02-6/05
Resident, Department of Dermatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

7/01-6/02
Intern, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:

Virginia Mason Medical Center community provider courtesy staff privileges (2015 to 2017)

Swedish Medical Center courtesy staff privileges (2016 to present)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow, 2005- present.
American Society of Dermatopathology, Fellow, 2006-present.
Washington State Dermatology Association, Member, current.
American Medical Association, Member, current.

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Dermatology (American Board of Dermatology), 2005, recertified in 2014.
Dermatopathology (American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology), 2006, recertified in 2015.

LICENSURE:

2006- Present
Washington State Medical License

EDUCATION:

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program, 7/92-5/01
Doctor of Medicine, 5/01

Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY
Ph.D. (Cell Biology and Genetics), 1/00

Douglass College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
B.A. with Highest Honors (Biochemistry), 5/92

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONOR SOCIETIES:

  • Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2011, 2014, 2015)
  • Seattle’s Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine (2011, 2012, 2016)
  • European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Scholarship (11/04)
  • Tri-institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Fellowship, Cornell University Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University (7/92-5/01)
  • Valedictorian, Class of 1992, Douglass College, Rutgers University
  • Jeanne Reimer Mancusi-Ungaro Award, Douglass College, Rutgers University (5/92)
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (since 1991)
  • Albers-Schonberg Scholarship, Douglass College, Rutgers University (5/91)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize for Academic Excellence, Rutgers University (5/90)
  • Roger Sweet Award in Chemistry, Rutgers University (5/90)
  • Eleanor-MacLauren Scholarship, Douglass College, Rutgers University (5/90)
  • Guthrie Scholarship, Douglass College, Rutgers University (5/89)

CONFERENCES/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Consultant Speaker for DermTech. (Ongoing)
  • Consultant Speaker for Candela Medical. (Candela Combination Therapy Workshop, Seattle, November 13, 2021)
  • Consultant for Incyte Corporation. (Medical Vitiligo Advisory Board, November 5, 2021)
  • Consultant Speaker for Biofrontera, Inc. (Local Advisory Board, Seattle, November 13, 2018 and Dialogues in PDT Roundtable, Seattle, May 21, 2019)
  • Young, A. Health Tips: . Understanding Rosacea. Q13 Fox Medical Desk at Virginia Mason. 1/13/14 By Brien Blakely.
  • Young, A. Health Tips: The problems of psoriasis. Q13 Fox Medical Desk at Virginia Mason. 1/6/14 by Brien Blakely.
  • Young, A. The dangers of indoor tanning. New Day Northwest. King5 News (2010).
  • Jacobs, T.W. and Young, A.Z. Nipple and Breast Skin Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach. CAP ’09- The Pathologists’ Meeting, Washington, D.C. (10/11-14, 2009).
  • Young, A.Z. and Liu, V. Clinicopathologic Correlation: Aggressive Epidermotropic Cytotoxic CD8+ Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Harvard Medical School Annual Dermatopathology Update with Minisymposium on Soft Tissue Tumors, Boston, MA. (10/19-21, 2006).
  • Young, A.Z., Olivere, J., Yoo, S., Martins, C. and Barrett, T. Progressive Mucinous Histiocytosis. The American Society of Dermatopathology. 41st Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachussettes (10/04).
  • Young, A.Z. and Tausk, F. Fibrohistiocytic Response to Interstitial Calcium Deposition, a Paraneoplastic Phenomenon. American Academy of Dermatology. 62nd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2/04).
  • Benezra, R., Lyden, D.C., Young, A.Z. and Manova, K. Angiogenesis and Cancer: From Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutic Applications – The Role of Id Proteins in Tumor Vascularization. AACR Special Conference, Traverse, Michigan (10/00).
  • Benezra, R., Young, A.Z., Lyden, D.C. and Manova, K. The Role of Id Proteins in Angiogenesis. Gordon Research Conference – Vascular Cell Biology, Plymouth, New Hampshire (7/00).
  • Benezra, R., Lyden, D.C., Young, A.Z. and Manova, K. The Id Proteins are Required for the Vascularization of Tumors. Hintezartener Kreis fuer Krebsforschung Conference, Cadenabbia (Como), Italy (5/00).
  • Benezra, R., Lyden, D.C., Young, A.Z. and Manova, K. Targets and Molecules: the Science of Drug Discovery. Cold Spring Harbor Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, New York (3/00).
  • Lyden, D.C., Young, A.Z., Manova, K. and Benezra, R. Id1 and Id3 are Required for Angiogenesis. Keystone Symposium – Connecting the Scientific Community: Experimental and Clinical Regulation of Angiogenesis, Salt Lake City, Utah (3/00).
  • Benezra, R., Young, A.Z., Lyden, D.C. and Manova, K. The Role of Id Proteins in Angiogenesis and Tumor Progression. Keystone Symposium – Cell Cycle and Therapeutics, Denver, Colorado (1/00).
  • Cancer Resistant Mice. CNN News, MSNBC News with Brian Williams, CNBC News with Brian Williams, CNN The World Today, CNN Sunday with Gene Randall (10/13/99, 10/14/99 and 10/17/99).
  • Lyden, D.C., Young, A.Z., Jen, Y., Zagzag, D., Gerald, W., Kerns, S.A., Witty, K., Finlay, J.L., O’Reilly, R., Manova, K. and Benezra, R. Re-expression of the Fetal Markers of Id4 in Pediatric Neural Tumors and Their Associated Blood Vessels. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 8th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-oncology, Rome, Italy (5/98).
  • Rozdzinski, E., Young, A., Sandros, J. and Tuomanen, E. Peptides with Factor X Homology Derived From Filamentous Hemagglutinin (Fha) of Bordetella pertussis Reduce Inflammation in Experimental Pneumococcal Meningitis. American Society for Microbiology. 93rd General Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (5/93).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  • 9/96-10/99
    Doctoral Thesis, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, MSKCC. Sponsor: Dr. Robert Benezra. ‘Id1/Id3 Double Knockout Mice Exhibit Premature Neurogenesis and Angiogenic Defects’ 
  • 9/95-8/96
    Research Rotation, Department of Immunology, Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Sponsor: Dr. Kendall Smith. ‘Characterization of CR8, an IL2-Inducible Cytokine Response Gene which Encodes a Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Protein’
  • 7/94-8/95
    Research Rotation, Laboratory of Cell Biology, The Rockefeller University. Sponsor: Dr. William Muller. ‘Scavenger Receptor Expression during Macrophage Activation’
  • 7/93-8/93
    Research Rotation, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University. Sponsor: Dr. Elaine Tuomanen. (a) ‘Study of the Adherence of Opacity Variants of Streptococcus pneumoniae to Eukaryotic Cells’, (b) ‘Inhibition of Leukocyte-Endothelial Cell Interactions and Inflammation by Bacterial Adhesin Peptides with Factor X Homology’, (c) ‘Identification of Gene(s) Responsible for Penicillin Tolerance in Streptococcus pneumoniae’
  • 9/91-5/92
    Honors Dissertation, Department of Biochemistry, Rutgers University. Sponsor: Dr. Peter Kahn. ‘Inhibition of N10-Formyl-Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase by Dioxin’
  • 7/91-8/91
    Summer Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, New York University Medical Center. Sponsor: Dr. John Thomas. ‘The Heat Shock Protein Cognate, hsc70, Binds Preferentially to Nuclear Localization Signal (NLS) peptide’
  • 3/91-6/91
    Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Rutgers University. Sponsor: Dr. Robert Vrijenhoek. ‘Evaluation of the Ratchet Mechanism Hypothesis in Clonal Genomes of Unisexual Fish of the Genus Poeciliopsis’
  • 2/89-2/91
    Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University. Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Isied. ‘Long Range Electron Transfer Across Helical Polypeptides: Implication of the Polyproline II Secondary Structure in Electron Transfer Beyond 20 Angstroms’ 

PUBLICATIONS:

Gassner, H.G., Rafii, A., Young, A., Murakami, C., Moe, K.S. and Larrabee Jr, W.F. Surgical Anatomy of the Face: Implications for Modern Face-lift Techniques. Arch Facial Plast Surg, 10(1):9-19 (2008).

Liu,V., Cutler, C.S. and Young, A.Z.. Case Report: Aggressive Epidermotropic Cytotoxic CD8+ Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(24): 2496-2505 (2007).

Young, A.Z. and Murphy, G.F. Skin. In Alison, M. (ed) The Cancer Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2007).

Young, A., Olivere, J., Yoo, S., Martins, C. and Barrett, T. Two Sporadic Cases of Adult-onset Progressive Mucinous Histiocytosis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 33(2):166-170 (2006).

Young, A., Manolson, P., Cohen, B., Klapper, M. and Barrett, T. Painful Subungal Dyskeratotic Tumors in Incontinentia Pigmenti. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 52(4):726-729 (2005).

Young, A.Z., Cohen, B.A. and Siegfried, E.C. Cutaneous Congenital Defects. In Taeusch, H.W., Ballard, R.A., Gleason, C.A. (eds) Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, Chapter 100:1521-1538 (2005).

Young, A.Z., Neujahr, D. and Estok, L. Epididymo-orchitis and Bacteremia Caused by Plesiomonas shigelloides. The AIDS Reader, 11(12):617-619 (2001).

Polsky, D., Young, A.Z., Busam, K.J. and Alani, R.M. The Transcriptional Repressor of p16/Ink4a, Id1, is Up-Regulated in Early Melanomas. Cancer Research, 61:6008-6011 (2001).

Alani, R.M., Young, A.Z. and Shifflett, C.B. Id1 Regulation of Cellular Senescence through Transcriptional Repression of p16/Ink4a. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98:7812-7816 (2001).

Lyden, D.*, Young, A.Z.*, Zagzag, D., Yan, W., Gerald, W., O’Reilly, R., Bader, B.L., Hynes, R.O., Zhuang, Y., Manova, K. and Benezra, R. Id1 and Id3 are Required for Neurogenesis, Angiogenesis and Vascularization of Tumor Xenografts. Nature, 401:670-677 (1999).
*These authors contributed equally to the paper and are listed alphabetically.

Yan, W., Young, A.Z., Soares, V.C., Kelley, R., Benezra, R. and Zhuang, Y. High Incidence of T-Cell Tumors in E2A-Null Mice and E2A/Id1 Double Knockout Mice. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 17(12):7317-7327 (1997).

Cundell, D.R., Weiser, J.N., Shen, J., Young, A. and Tuomanen, E. Relationship between Colonial Morphology and Adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infection and Immunity, 63:757-761 (1995).

Rozdzinski, E., Sandros, J., van der Flier, M., Young, A., Spellerberg, B., Bhattacharyya, C., Straub, J., Musso, G., Putney, S., Starzyk, R. and Tuomanen, E. Inhibition of Leukocyte-Endothelial Cell Interactions and Inflammation by Peptide from Bacterial Adhesin which Mimics Coagulation Factor X. J. Clin. Invest., 95:1078-1085 (1995).

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Young, A.Z., Manolson, P., Cohen, B., Klapper, M. and Barrett, T. Painful Subungal Dyskeratotic Tumors in Incontinentia Pigmenti. The American Society of Dermatopathology. 41st Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachussettes (10/04).

PATENT APPLICATION:

Rhoda M. Alani, Alison Z. Young and Klaus J. Busam. Method for Evaluating a Tissue or Biopsy Sample to Determine if the Sample is Early-Stage Melanoma as described in US Provisional Application No. 60/386,298, filed June 5, 2002 and the application for United States Patent Application Serial No. 10/453,351, filed on June 3, 2003.