It’s official! On Feb. 1, 2018, Elisabeth H. Young, M.D. (’85), FACP, professor of internal medicine, became dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of health affairs. This marks the first time for a NEOMED graduate, male or female, to be selected to lead the University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Young has served for the last year as the interim appointee in the roles.
Dr. Young is trained in internal medicine and rheumatology, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine. She served as associate medical director at Mercy Health Youngstown, Hospice of the Valley, where she practiced hospice and palliative care from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, she was in private solo rheumatology practice for 13 years. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Young served eight years as the director of graduate medical education at Mercy Health Youngstown. A Master Teacher, Dr. Young is active on the teaching faculty.