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Amy Young, M.D.


University of Mississippi School of Medicine


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals


Amy Young graduated with degrees in chemistry and biology from Vanderbilt University, then matriculated at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. After earning an M.D. and taking a yearlong leave of absence to live in Venezuela, she completed an internship at Emory University and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. Young is fluent in Spanish.

Before joining Dell Med and UT Health Austin, Young was the Abe Mickal Professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. At LSU, she also served as the center director of surgical services of the Interim LSU Public Hospital, vice president of the LSU Healthcare Network Board of Directors and chair of the LSU HCN Clinical Practice Leadership Group. She received the 2013 Leadership Award at the Interim LSU Public Hospital.

Prior to LSU, Young served as the vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston after founding and directing the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Education. She also served as the department’s program director and director of medical education, and she was awarded the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in medical education. Institutionally, she served as the vice chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee; was appointed by Baylor to serve as service chief for obstetrics and gynecology at Harris County Hospital District’s Ben Taub Hospital, a Baylor-affiliated hospital; and was the director of operations for Affiliated Medical Services-Baylor, a 400-employee entity providing physicians to the Harris County Hospital District.

A nationally known educator, Young is a past president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She has served Texas as vice chair and chair of District XI of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition to educational research, Young has a wide range of clinical research experiences: She has been funded to explore uterine artery embolization as an alternative to hysterectomy and served as co-principal investigator on work exploring Group B strep colonization and its effects on the neonate. She has also performed language validation work with regard to the Pelvic Floor Network patient instruments. Recent publication topics include quality and hysterectomy, ambulatory gynecologic surgery and surgical efficiency.

Young and her husband, Charles Shumaker, have three children, Rebecca, Alex and Olivia. In her spare time, Young enjoys cooking, with a specialty in Southern food and desserts.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Texas Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Society of Academic Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
  • Leadership Award 2013 Doctor's Day
    Interim LSU Public Hospital
  • Annual Academy of Distinguished Educator's Showcase of Educational Scholarship
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2011
  • National Faculty Award
    The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1999, 2000, 2004
  • Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award for Educational Research
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2003
  • Geriatrics in Faculty Training Program Award
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2002