Steven L. Young, MD, PhD, Named REI Division Chief

Steven L. Young, MD, PhD, will join Duke Ob/Gyn as chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility on Jan. 9, 2023. 

Dr. Young is currently acting academic division chief and research director; REI fellowship program director; and a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he has held faculty positions since 2004. Prior to that, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Missouri and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  

His research interests and expertise focus on the areas of embryo implantation, infertility, IVF and disorders of reproductive hormones. Additionally, he has a special interest in endometriosis-related infertility, with current NIH funding for a multi-center trial in this area. In 2021, received a $7 million NIH grant to establish an Endometriosis Research Center at UNC.

He has held several leadership roles, including his current roles as the president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and an executive board member of both the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in the latter of which he previously served as president of both the Reproductive Immunology and Endometriosis Special Interest Groups. Dr. Young has also published over 115 peer-reviewed papers as well as numerous book chapters and published editorials. 

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego (BA, 1982) and the University of Miami School of Medicine (MD/PhD, 1991), Dr. Young went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine in 1995 and his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997.