Dr. Young graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1981. He went on to clinical training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology followed by masters-level training in research design and statistics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1993. After serving on the faculty of Oregon Health Sciences University for four years, he joined the Division of Nephrology at the University of Michigan in 1990, rising to the rank of Professor of Internal Medicine. He served as Chief of Staff at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Assistant Dean for Veterans Affairs from 2001 to 2018, when he joined Arbor Research. He has been involved with many studies in the areas of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease including the DOPPS (Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study). He has also been involved with multiple projects related to quality improvement, patient safety, clinical efficiency and clinical program evaluation in many areas, including home care, telehealth and medication management.