NEOMED Names Young Dean of College of Medicine

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has appointed Dr. Elisabeth Young, professor of internal medicine, as new vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.

Young served as the interim vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine for the past year and is the first graduate of NEOMED to serve in this role. Previously she was vice dean of the College of Medicine, where she was responsible for strategic planning, academic affairs, curriculum management, interprofessional education and outreach to clinical and academic partners.

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. Before that, she was in private solo rheumatology practice for 13 years. In addition to caring for patients, she served eight years as the director of graduate medical education at Mercy Health Youngstown.

Since 1990, Young has been an active faculty member in the College of Medicine with more than 20 years of patient care experience and nearly 30 years teaching.

“Dr. Young understands the challenges faced by patients, faculty, residents and students alike,” said Dr. Jay Gershen, president of NEOMED, in announcing her appointment. “She is an outstanding leader, a strong clinician, and a dedicated teacher and mentor.”

Young completed her internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, and her rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care.

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