Michael Young, MD, MPhil
Michael Young, M.D., M.Phil., is a senior resident physician in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. With a strong background in bioethics, Dr. Young completed his M.Phil in philosophy as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, focusing on ethical and philosophical issues in medicine and neuroscience, before obtaining his M.D. with Honors from Harvard Medical School. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Young received multiple awards, such as the Rose Seegal Award for Research, the Henry K. Beecher Prize in Medical Ethics, the Neil Samuel Ghiso Fellowship for Compassionate Medical Care, and a Student Fellowship in the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.
As a neurology faculty member, Dr. Young combines his clinical work with his passion for bioethics, serving on the ethics committees at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He actively promotes the involvement of bioethicists in the biopharmaceutical sector and advocates for expanding bioethics knowledge to improve healthcare for vulnerable populations. Currently developing a neuro-ethics curriculum for the Harvard Neurology Residency program, Dr. Young also leads the Healthcare for the Homeless Neurology Clinic. His research and expertise in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine have led to numerous speaking engagements and academic recognition. Dr. Young was recently appointed as a member of the prestigious Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum by the American Academy of Neurology.