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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

  • 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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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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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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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 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 1 month ago
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Extremely honest and efficient.
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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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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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Easy to schedule with and good results from the visit.
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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 3 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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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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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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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 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 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 was really great and addressed all my concerns
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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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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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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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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 am always most satisfied with Dr. Young. She is thorough and very professional.
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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 6 months ago
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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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She’s wonderful & thorough as well as so very kind.
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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 6 months 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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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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Superb professional dermatology service. As always Dr. Young's expertise, listening skills, enthusiasm and diagnosis were exemplary. Highly recommend.
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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 6 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 6 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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