March 2017 – Present
Co-owner, Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle, Seattle WA
May 2015 – February 2017
Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Dermatology Associates, Seattle, WA.
July 2006 – April 2015
Dermatologist, Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
July 2006 – December 2012
Dermatopathologist, Department of Pathology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
July 2005 – June 2006
Clinical Fellow, Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
July 2002 – June 2005
Resident, Department of Dermatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
July 2001 – June 2002
Intern, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center community provider courtesy staff privileges (2015 to present)
Swedish Medical Center courtesy staff privileges (2016 to present)
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.
Dermatology (American Board of Dermatology), 2005, recertified in 2014.
Dermatopathology (American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology), 2006, recertified in 2015.
2006 – Present
Washington State Medical License
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)
September 1996 – October 1999
Doctoral Thesis, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, MSKCC. Sponsor: Dr. Robert Benezra. ‘Id1/Id3 Double Knockout Mice Exhibit Premature Neurogenesis and Angiogenic Defects’
September 1995 – August 1996
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’
July 1994 – August 1995
Research Rotation, Laboratory of Cell Biology, The Rockefeller University. Sponsor: Dr. William Muller. ‘Scavenger Receptor Expression during Macrophage Activation’
July 1993 – August 1993
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’
September 1991 – May 1992
Honors Dissertation, Department of Biochemistry, Rutgers University. Sponsor: Dr. Peter Kahn. ‘Inhibition of N 10 -Formyl- Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase by Dioxin’
July 1991 – August 1991
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’
March 1991 – June 1991
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’
February 1989 – February 1991
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’
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, 8 th 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).
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. 41 st 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. 62 nd 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. 93 rd General Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (5/93).
Young, A.Z., Manolson, P., Cohen, B., Klapper, M. and Barrett, T. Painful Subungal Dyskeratotic Tumors in Incontinentia Pigmenti. The American Society of Dermatopathology. 41 st Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachussettes (10/04).
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.