Robert  Young, MD, MS

Robert Young, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine


  • BA, Liberal Studies in the Medical Humanities: University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1997)
  • Medical Degree: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (2001)
  • MS: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (2011)

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatrics

Clinical Interests

Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospital at Home, Post-Acute Care Transitions, and Population health

Research Interest

Implementation Science


Original, peer reviewed articles in refereed journals

Carnahan JL, Inger L, Young RS, Slaven JE, Torke AM. Factors Associated With Posthospital Nursing Facility Discharge for Patients With Impaired Decision Making. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018;19(10):916-917.

Zhang DJ, Gurvich I, Van Mieghem JA, Park E, Young RS, Williams MV. Hospital readmissions reduction program: An economic and operational analysis. Management Science. 2016;62(11):3351-3371.

Patel AR, Zadravecz FJ, Young RS, Williams MV, Churpek MM, Edelson DP. The value of clinical judgment in the detection of clinical deterioration. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(3):456-458.

Elliott DJ, Young RS, Brice J, Aguiar R, Kolm P. Effect of hospitalist workload on the quality and efficiency of care. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):786-793.

Young RS, Morgan V, Lee J, Hansen LO. The Association Between Home Health Compare Quality Metrics and Acute Care Hospitalizations. Home Health Care Management and Practice. 2014;26(3):141-145.

Li J, Young RS, Williams MV. Optimizing transitions of care to reduce rehospitalizations. Cleve Clin J Med. 2014;81(5):312-320.

Young RS, Gobel BH, Schumacher M, Lee J, Weaver C, Weitzman S. Use of the modified early warning score and serum lactate to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in hematology-oncology patients: a quality improvement study. Am J Med Qual. 2014;29(6):530-537.

Young RS, Hinami K, Arseven A, Jain B, Williams MV. Hospitalists’ lack of knowledge of the Confusion Assessment Method: a barrier to systematic validated delirium surveillance. Hosp Pract (1995). 2012;40(4):56-63.

Hansen LO, Young RS, Hinami K, Leung A, Williams MV. Interventions to reduce 30-day rehospitalization: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(8):520-528.

Books and Chapters

Li J, Williams MV, Young RS. “Project BOOST: A Comprehensive Program to Improve Discharge Coordination for Geriatric Patients.” In: Malone ML, Capezuti EA, Palmer RM, (eds). Geriatric Models of Care. Springer, New York, NY. 2015.

Agrawal K, Young RS, Dressler DD. “Syncope”.  In: Mckean S, Ross J, Dressler D, Brotman D, Ginsberg J, (eds). Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine.   McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. 2012