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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.

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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

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

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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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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
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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!
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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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Superb professional dermatology service. As always Dr. Young's expertise, listening skills, enthusiasm and diagnosis were exemplary. Highly recommend.
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Dr Young is great! I saw her years ago when she was still at Virginia Mason and I was really happy that I found her again now at her practice!
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Wow - Dr. Young is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. She is expert and extremely knowledgeable, with a terrific bedside manner. She is the most thorough dermatologist I have ever been seen by.
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Dr. Young was fantastic. She saw me right away, spent an appropriate amount of time with me, and had a pleasant bedside manner.
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She was so caring, attentive and funny. She relaxed me right away with her wit.
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Dr. Young is great! She has great communications, she answers my questions, she is funny!
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Attentive, pleasant, and skillful. Removed a mole + cyst and put in stitches. My wife is a nurse and said the stitchery was very good.
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Dr. Young is amazing. She takes the time to listen to you and explain everything. She has great bedside manner and genuinely cares about you and your health
Less than 3 months ago
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Great visit. The doctor is very efficient and knowledgeable. She had a comprehensive treatment plan for me right away. The clinic's staff were all great. I'd definitely recommend this dermatologist.
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Dr Young is simply the best. love love love her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr Young is a fast talker, but has many interesting things to say! She's great at explanations and helping you feel comfortable with someone looking closely at your entire body. The office is lovely and so are the staff.
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Usually not on time. Noisy reception area. Dr. Young has a wonderful bedside manner!
Less than 3 months ago
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Fantastic!
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She is great! Very kind, told me all the bad possibilities of removing a mole, give me time to think what I really want before the mole removing thing.
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Professional knowledgeable thorough! Excellant
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She is an excellent doctor
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Dr. Young and her staff were very knowledgeable, caring, and helpful, especially as a new patient coming in with an emergent condition needing an appointment as soon as possible. A special shout out to Adam who was so welcoming over thephone, and to Melanie who went the extra mile to help in a fearful situation. You are all very much appreciated!
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Best experience with a healthcare professional ever. Excited to follow up at my next appointment!!
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Dr Young is really terrific!
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Dr. Young is extremely thorough, more than any other dermatologist I've ever seen. A few years ago she found a squamous cell carcinoma I hadn't even noticed. She checks everywhere! When I ask about a specific skin concern she's always knowledgeableabout what it is (or is not), reassuring when it's nothing to worry about, taking biopsies if she has any doubts or concerns. I trust her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr.Young is very personable and detailed and careful looking over your skin. she is up with latest technologies. She really cares about her patients.
Less than 3 months ago
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One of the best doctors I have ever seen in Seattle! I recommend Alison Young to everyone I know looking for a dermatologist.
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I have been Dr. Young's patient for several years, and I love her. She is very personable, and can explain things in a way that 1) I can understand, and 2) doesn't make me feel like she's talking down to me.
Less than 3 months ago
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As always, Dr Young was kind, energetic, and very professional.
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Professional, friendly, informative. She addressed every single concern with a lot of patience.
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Dr. Young is friendly, professional and intelligent. I will be coming back and recommending her to all of my friends.
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I always enjoy my appointments with Dr. Young. She is always so informative and willing to explain everything you are curious about in great detail.
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Dr Young has incredible breadth of knowledge and is super detailed and thorough. Great beside manner. Awesome staff. And Dr Young has a fun spunky personality!
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Very thorough, very practical - very calming happy presence :)
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Dr. Young is kind, personable, and energetic. She genuinely cares about her patients.
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I absolutely love Dr. Young and wish I could go to her for everything. I had horrible eczema on my hands for years. I saw several dermatologists prior to Dr. Young and they would all give me a cream that wouldsort of help for a while, but I was never able to get my eczema under control. Dr. Young recommended a great treatment program to me, and seemed to really understand what I was going through and sympathize. She was also conscious of medication cost which I appreciate. I'm not kidding when I say going to Dr. Young changed my life - I can now shake hands with people without feeling disgusting and embarrassed! 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a dermatologist.
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Dr Young is a knowledgeable and caring Physician. I travel from Tacoma to see her because she is that good!
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Dr Young was professional and funny! She was extremely thorough and took the extra time to explain things and answer any questions. I was very impressed with her and will definitely go back!
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I have great confidence in Dr Young. Over the years, she has kept me healthy and well advised regarding the care of my skin. Forever grateful!
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Dr. Young was incredibly warm, welcoming and friendly. I came in for an annual skin check and she was very thorough, letting me know exactly what not to worry about and even removing the one suspect skin spot she found rightaway during the appointment. It's the best dermatology experience I've ever had and I highly recommend her!
Less than 6 months ago
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The staff was great! I loved the office and Dr. Young was amazing. She did a thorough assessment of my condition very quickly. She explained everything to me in an easy to understand manner and I really had no questions. I would highly recommend her!
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I’m literally looking forward to seeing Dr. Young again. Everyone I interacted with on their staff was excellent.
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Dr. Young and her staff were very professional and friendly. I really appreciated Dr. Young's thoroughness and calming manner.
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As always, Dr. Young was thorough, provided clear explanations, and listened and responded to my concerns. All of the staff at Spectrum are professional. It's always a pleasure to visit.
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Dr. Young was so pleasant and very professional. The office staff and nurse assistant were friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend Dr. Young to my friends.
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Dr. Young is one of the best medical professionals I've ever had the pleasure of being treated by. She is warm, engaging, and very competent. The most difficult part about visiting her office is leaving.
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Dr. Young has been my Dermatologist for years. She is very professional, very kind and thoughtful, and highly skilled. One of the very best!!
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Dr Young is the definition of a caring Doctor. Her excellence as a dermatologist is incredible, her bedside manner is warm and professional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Lovely, very friendly, professional and pleasingly thorough
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