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Dr. Alison Young, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Young is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology.She has been recognized as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Dr Young enjoys all aspects of dermatology and is dedicated to providing comprehensive dermatologic care, including adult and pediatric general dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special interest in medical dermatology, dermatopathology and the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Prior to founding Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle with Dr. Zook, she served as a staff physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center for close to 10 years, and worked at Dermatology Associates in Seattle for almost 2 years. She completed her residency in dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College and her PhD in molecular genetics and cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, after graduating from Douglass College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as class valedictorian, with highest honors in biochemistry. She was elected to be a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society during her studies as an undergraduate at Douglass College. Dr. Young was born in Taiwan and grew up in Singapore where she attended Raffles Girls Secondary School (and she fondly remembers her house, Richardson) and Hwa Chong Junior College. She passed the Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels examinations, prior to attending Douglass college. When not taking care of patients, she enjoys being home with her husband and their three loving Havanese furry babies. She loves travelling and enjoys the opera and the dramatic arts.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cancer Research
  • Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Fellowship in Dermatopathology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Internship in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1891734893

Office locations

Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle

805 Madison Street, Suite 701

Seattle, WA 98104

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Dr. Young and her team at the best. I trust them more than any other doctor.
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She was very thorough, explained things well and was quite engaging.
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I switched dermatologist to Dr. Young over a year ago because I felt my previous dermatologist was basically just going through the motions during exams. Dr. Young is very thorough and expresses a genuine concern during the exam. She explainseverything in detail so I know my options and insures I am comfortable with the options. Highly recommend Dr. Young AND her staff!
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Extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Less than 3 months ago
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Her positive interactions. She is very sweet and thoughtful.
Less than 3 months ago
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She has been my doctor for years. I love her!!
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Dr. Young is very thorough, answers all your questions, has a sense of humor, and great “bedside manner”! I highly recommend her.
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Great visit!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Young has been my dermatologist for over 15 years and for several reasons. She truly values her interactions with patients, does not rush and spends time catching up!. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient oriented. Bothof my daughters have seen her for teenage acne and has promptly made substitutions when insurance doesn't cover recommended medications. She is a real gem!
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Very efficient and energetic doctor.
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This doctor is simply amazing!
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Dr Young is a very knowledgeable and personable dermatologist.
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Dr.Young is a wonderful Doctor. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes all the time that is necessary to make a diagnosis. She is extremely personable, and I would always recommend her.
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She’s terrific! Warm, funny , caring and competent - my favorite doctor.
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My first visit with Dr. Young and I was impressed with the length of time she spent with me, her thoroughness of my exam, her professionalism and extreme competency of surgical procedure. I am extremely pleased with Dr. Young and am happy to recommend her to friends and family.
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She’s great but both times I’ve gone, I had to wait 15 minutes before she came in. A little frustrating.
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I arrived a bit early in the hope that Dr. Young did as well because I had an 8:00 a.m. appointment about a block away and wasn't sure how long the skin check would take. Dr. Young and I spoke ofmutual interests at some length, she did a thorough skin exam, "cleared me for take-off," and I was at my next appointment at 7:56. I had been worried that perhaps we were being a bit too chatty this morni, but all worked out very well.
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I think she is amazing!!!
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Very nice and respectful. Explained things in a easy manner
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Wonderful experience. Very thorough and holistic. Would highly recommend!
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Very transparent about diagnosis and helpful with other questions.
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She's amazing!
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Dr. Young was not only very through and understanding but she was also able to come up with diagnosis and treatment right away. I have seen only one other dermatologist recently, but I hear many stories about how dermatology office visitweren't really helpful. But I was pleasantly surprised by this appt and she is one of the best doctors I have met.
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I was there for a specific thumbnail related issue and as soon as she saw it she said it was a behavioral issue and not treatable by her. The appointment lasted 5 minutes, but I appreciated her not moving forward witha laser procedure which is the reason she knew I was there.
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Dr. Young was incredibly knowledgeable and to the point during our appointment. I came in for eczema related issues and she was able to help set a plan for treatment and get me set with the right products and a follow up appointment.
Less than 6 months ago
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She is a competent, compulsive (this is a very good attribute) , gracious physician as judged by another MD (me). I have already referred two patients to her. What a great experience!
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Extremely honest and efficient.
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Easy to schedule with and good results from the visit.
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Dr. Young thoroughly explaines the treatment plan and also looks at your overall skin for any cancerous signs.. She is very kind and professional and you don’t feel rushed..
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I have been a patient of Dr. Young since 2012. I have always found her opinions and recommendations spot on. She takes plenty of time to explain and then answer my questions. Thank you.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Young is very smart and explains things well. Procedure was painless and easy.
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Dr. Young is a highly skilled, very professional doctor. Her manner is very warm and caring. This makes for a great combination in a doctor! We will continue to go to her for our skin issues!!
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Professional, smart, very kind in bedside manner and described all options clearly.
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I love visiting Dr. Young. She's my favorite doctor of all time and I feel so comfortable discussing my dermatological concerns with her, no matter how sensitive they are. Thank you Dr Young!
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Fantastic physician and probably the best bedside manner I've ever seen. I've been to a lot of dermatologists and this is the first time I've felt that the doctor not only made sure all my concerns were being addressed, but madesure I understood what was being done and why. Highly recommended.
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Brilliant physician who goes the extra mile to see that all your concerns are met and all of your questions are answered, or referred to someone who specializes in the area of your concern
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Dr. Young was extremely nice and explained everything very well. I really enjoyed being in her office, the staff up front and back were amazing. They were training a new lady up front and everything still went really smoothly.
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Dr. Young is a very positive and cheerful person. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Also the office has a great environment. They have coffee, tea and cold water for you and it’s served in real coffee cups and glassware forwater no paper cups.The staff was also wonderful. You could tell they really enjoy working there.
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Dr. Young was really great and addressed all my concerns
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Dr. Young was very kind, listened to all of my concerns, was easy to talk to, and understood my needs. Additionally, Dr. Young created my regimen so that I don't have to come in for frequent appointments. She clearly had me,the patient, in mind. I left feeling confident, excited, and with a bag full of samples!
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She is great. I have been going to her for a long time to treat my eczema. I've been to others and I like her the best.
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I love Dr. Young. She has such a bubbly personality and genuinely cares about my well-being. She also considered my apprehension on certain medications instead of just writing off a perscription and throwing it on my face, which a lot ofdoctors have done to me in the past. The office is also very comfortable with friendly and knowledgable staff. So glad I found out about her, 10/10 would recommend.
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I am always most satisfied with Dr. Young. She is thorough and very professional.
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Dr. Young is great in all aspects of care! She has an interest in the patient's life in general and specific to their medical care. Dr. Young is also extremely smart and knows exactly what to do for any and allmedical needs. I'm so glad I was able to find Dr. Young after she left Virginia Mason. Your office is very nice and welcoming...along with the staff!! Thank you.
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I liked the thoroughness of her skin exam. My worrisome skin lesions were immediately identified and not a future physical problem. Relief! As a cancer patient I like to be very careful and she was very reassuring.Very pleasant experience - again.
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Professional and nice staff
Less than 1 year ago
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She’s wonderful & thorough as well as so very kind.
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Free, easy parking. Lovely, clean waiting area and office. Warm and accommodating staff. Dr. Young and her team were great with my six-year-old. Their friendliness and encouragement eased his fears about his procedure, and we were in and outof the office so quickly. This was my first time but I’ll definitely be bringing my family back for any future needs.
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I’ve been to many dermatologists through my years and Alison Young is by far the best dermatologist I have ever seen. She is exceptionally professional and skilled but also Is kind, listens to my concerns and includes me on the treatmentplanning. She is thorough and a wonderful communicator. I recommend her extremely highly!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Young is fantastic. She is brilliant AND has a great bedside manner—such a rare combination.
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