Dr. Richard Young
Dr. Richard M 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 at 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 Engineer Major at UC San Diego, Revelle College, 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, NY, 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 ability to save a person’s life…that’s what I want to do.”
His neurosurgical training was 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 2-year Neurointerventional/Neuroendovascular Surgery CAST Certified Fellowship.1
Not only has he written many articles, book chapters, poster presentations, and a journal cover for JNS-Spine; during his fellowship at UCLA, he was awarded the Bannister Award both for the fastest treatment time of removing a blood clot in the brain. Of note, this award was named after Sir Roger Bannister, a physician in the U.K., who ran the fastest sub-4-minute mile.
“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 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.
1 Day AL, Siddiqui AH, Meyers PM, et al. Training Standards in Neuroendovascular Surgery: Program Accreditation and Practitioner Certification. Stroke. 2017;48(8):2318.
- 2016 – 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
- 2010 – 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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:
- 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: