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Dr. Quentin Young with President Obama


Dr. Quentin Young

Dr. Young was a practicing internist in Hyde Park, a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Illinois Medical Center and Senior Attending Physician at Michael Reese Hospital. He graduated Northwestern Medical School and did his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. During the 1970s and early 1980s, he served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Cook County, where he helped establish the Department of Occupational Medicine. He has also been an American Medical Association member since 1952.

In addition to his distinguished career as a physician, Dr. Young has been a leader in public health policy and medical and social justice issues. In 1998, he had the special distinction of serving as President of the American Public Health Association and in 1997 was inducted as a Master of the American College of Physicians. In 1980, Dr.Young founded the Chicago based Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. Dr. Young was also the National Coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a Chicago based organization of more than 10,000 physicians who support single payer national health insurance.

He has served as Chairman of the American College of Physicians' Subcommittee on Human Rights and Medical Practice and has been a member of both the Humana-Michael Reese Medical Board and the American College of Physicians Health and Public Policy Committee. He was featured as an expert guest on WBEZ, Chicago public radio. Dr. Young dedicated his time to fighting the corporate takeover of medicine in America.

Links about Dr. Young

Read blog posts by Dr. Young on Huffington Post.

Learn about the Quentin Young Papers collectin at Northwestern University Library.

Learn about Dr. Young and the Illinois Health Care Justice Act.

Read Cat's Daily Kos entry on Dr. Young and watch the video.

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