Dr. Steven Young was born in Georgia and grew up in South Carolina, Florida, and California, though it was in Florida that he first developed a deep love for the ocean. While he enjoys swimming, cycling, and spending time with his two children, he is also a voracious reader and can often be found reading about the history of science or reading Murakami novels in his spare time.

Dr. Young received his college degree from the University of California at San Diego and both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Miami. He completed his residency training in OB/GYN at Yale-New Haven Hospital and received additional advanced subspecialty fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and at the University of Missouri before returning to UNC in 2004.

Currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Young directs a research laboratory focused on solving the mysteries of embryo implantation. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Young has served as President of the Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group and is currently Vice-Chair of the Endometriosis Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He has won numerous awards for research and teaching, and has published over 60 articles in scientific journals and as well as multiple book chapters.

Dr. Young also serves as the Program Director for the UNC REI Fellowship and as the Division’s Research Director. Dr. Young has won multiple awards for clinical care, research, and teaching. He has been named one of North Carolina’s Best Doctors (Best Doctors®) yearly since 2019 and a regional Top Doctor® (Castle Connolly) yearly since 2013. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and about 50 book chapters, reviews, and commentary articles.

Dr. Young has special interest and expertise in:

  • Infertility
  • IVF
  • Embryo Implantation
  • Disorders of Reproductive Hormones
  • Endometriosis-Related Infertility