Richard Young, MD

Neurosurgeon & Interventional Neurosurgeon located in Pomona, CA & Arcadia, CA

About Dr. Young

Richard M. Young, MD, is a highly trained neurosurgeon with the team at Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) in Pomona and Arcadia, California. 

Dr. Young was born in Taiwan and came to the United States at an early age. His grandmother always predicted that he would be a doctor. Since the age of 3, he would hold her head when she had a migraine and would say, “When I get older, I will take care of you.”

Excelling in science and math, he went to college as an electrical engineering major at UC San Diego. However, his calling into medicine resulted in him graduating cum laude in biochemistry and cell biology. He continued his journey into medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, where he discovered his passion for neurosurgery.

This passion derived from a pivotal case during medical school, where a patient was in a coma from a ruptured brain aneurysm. That same patient recovered weeks later from the brain bleed and surgery. “To have the ability to save a person’s life…that’s what I want to do.”

He completed his neurosurgical training at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC. During his training, he also spent a year as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH) – NINDS – Medical Division. After completing his residency at GWU, he came back to the west coast to UCLA for a two-year neurointerventional/neuroendovascular surgery CAST certified fellowship.

Not only has he written many articles, book chapters, poster presentations, and a journal cover for JNS-Spine, but he was also awarded the Bannister Award both for the fastest treatment time of removing a blood clot in the brain during his fellowship at UCLA. 

“Everyone knows how important the brain is, and if damage occurs to the brain, it can be devastating to that person and their family. To me, I do not see a patient but rather another human being that I am trying to help get better, like my grandmother. The reason I joined the group of neurosurgeons at Inland Neurosurgery Institute is that my colleagues share the same vision for helping people.”

During his free time, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, running, and swimming.

 

EDUCATION

  • 2016 – 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
  • – 2016: Resident – Neurological Surgery, George Washington University Hospital
  • 2013 – 2014: Research Fellow, National Institute of Health – NINDS
  • 2009 – 2010: Intern – Neurological Surgery, George Washington University Hospital
  • 2005 – 2009: Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College
  • 2001 – 2005: Bachelor of Science, University of California, San Diego – Revelle College


ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons – Resident/Fellow member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons – Resident/Fellow member
  • North American Spine Society – Resident/Fellow member
  • Phi Delta Epsilon Omicron Chapter – Colony Coordinator/Founder 2005-2006
  • New York Medical College Student Senate – 1st year senator 2005-2006
  • American Medical Association – Chapter Vice-President 2006-2007
  • American Medical Students Association – Chapter Treasurer 2006-2007
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society – Member – 2013-current


ARTICLES & JOURNALS

  • Young RM, Leiphart JW, Shields DC, Caputy AJ. “Anterior cervical fusion versus minimally invasive posterior keyhole decompression for cervical radiculopathy.” Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management 2(4):169-176. Dec 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inat.2015.08.002
  • Young RM, Shafa J, Myseros JS. “The Chiari 3 malformation and Systematic Review of Literature.” Pediatr Neurosurg 50(5):235-242, Oct 2015. DOI: 10.1159/000438487
  • Young RM, Sherman JH. “Necessity for Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Glioma Resection.” World Neurosurg. Jul 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.07.023
  • Young RM, Jamshidi A, Davis G, Sherman JH. “Current Trends in the Surgical Management and Treatment of Adult Glioblastoma.” Ann Transl Med 3(9):121. June 2015. DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.05.10
  • Young RM, Vyas N. “Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass for Takayasu’s Arteritis: A Case report.” Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery 1(4), 112-114. Dec 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inat.2014.10.001
  • Young RM, Sherman J, Wind JJ, Litvack Z, Obrien J. “Treatment of Craniocervical Instability from a Posterior-Only Approach.” J Neurosurg Spine 21(2): 239-248. Aug 2014. DOI: 10.3171/2014.3.SPINE13684
  • Young RM, Prasad V, Wind JJ, Olan W, Caputy AJ. “Novel Technique for Preoperative Pedicle Localization in Spinal Surgery with Challenging Anatomy: Technical Note.” J Neurosurg Spine 20(4): 400-403. Apr 2014. DOI: 10.3171/2013.12.SPINE13477.
  • Leiphart, JW, Young RM, Shields, DC. “A Historical Perspective: Stereotactic Lesions for the Treatment of Epilepsy.” Seizure 23(1): 1-5. Jan 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.seizure.2013.10.006
  • Wind JJ, Young R, Saini A, Sherman JH. “The role of adjuvant radiation therapy in the management of high-grade gliomas.” Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 23(2):247-58. April 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.nec.2012.01.001
  • Krishnan US, Taneja I, Gewitz M, Young R, Stewart J. “Peripheral Vascular Adaptation and Orthostatic Tolerance in Fontan Physiology.” Circulation. 2009 Nov 3;120(18):1775-83. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.854331
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Richard M. Young, MD, is a highly trained neurosurgeon with the team at Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) in Pomona and Arcadia, California. 

Dr. Young was born in Taiwan and came to the United States at an early age. His grandmother always predicted that he would be a doctor. Since the age of 3, he would hold her head when she had a migraine and would say, “When I get older, I will take care of you.”

Excelling in science and math, he went to college as an electrical engineering major at UC San Diego. However, his calling into medicine resulted in him graduating cum laude in biochemistry and cell biology. He continued his journey into medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, where he discovered his passion for neurosurgery.

This passion derived from a pivotal case during medical school, where a patient was in a coma from a ruptured brain aneurysm. That same patient recovered weeks later from the brain bleed and surgery. “To have the ability to save a person’s life…that’s what I want to do.”

He completed his neurosurgical training at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC. During his training, he also spent a year as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH) – NINDS – Medical Division. After completing his residency at GWU, he came back to the west coast to UCLA for a two-year neurointerventional/neuroendovascular surgery CAST certified fellowship.

Not only has he written many articles, book chapters, poster presentations, and a journal cover for JNS-Spine, but he was also awarded the Bannister Award both for the fastest treatment time of removing a blood clot in the brain during his fellowship at UCLA. 

“Everyone knows how important the brain is, and if damage occurs to the brain, it can be devastating to that person and their family. To me, I do not see a patient but rather another human being that I am trying to help get better, like my grandmother. The reason I joined the group of neurosurgeons at Inland Neurosurgery Institute is that my colleagues share the same vision for helping people.”

During his free time, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, running, and swimming.

 

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