UH Samaritan Welcomes Ashland Native Dr. Aaron Young

Aaron Young, D.O, recently joined University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center’s medical staff. He is accepting new patients, age 18 years and older, at 419-207-2351. He joins Dr. Megan Oberhauser at UH Samaritan Primary Care located at 53 Sugarbush Court in Ashland.

An Ashland native, Dr. Young is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in nephrology and critical care. He also serves as the medical director of UH Samaritan Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“I’m excited to be back in Ashland,” Dr. Young said. “I’m looking forward to offering nephrology services so people don’t have to travel to Cleveland or Columbus anymore.”

 Additional training is required to specialize in areas such as critical care and nephrology, which is a subspecialty of internal medicine dealing with kidney conditions. In fact, Dr. Young recently completed a year-long critical care fellowship at Inspira Health Network in New Jersey. Prior to that, he was at the University of Toledo Medical Center for a two year nephrology fellowship.                

Dr. Young earned his medical diploma from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. His undergraduate schooling was a diverse experience thanks to his college basketball career, which included some coursework at Ashland University. 

While earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Young’s experiences led him to his chosen profession. Always good in science and having been raised on a farm, he first considered being a veterinarian, but found he was drawn to people rather than animals.

“I worked at an animal testing facility and decided then that I didn’t want to be a veterinarian,” Dr. Young explained. “When I worked with a man who had Lou Gehrig’s disease and saw what he was going through, that’s when I knew I wanted to help people.”

Dr. Young especially enjoyed his attending position as a hospitalist on the ICU at TriHealth: Good Samaritan Hospital. While providing care on the ICU, Dr. Young noted nephrology was often consulted for his patients who were very ill. It was then that Dr. Young decided to specialize in both critical care and nephrology so he could “do all of that all on my own.”  

Another draw to nephrology for Dr. Young was that he really gets to know his patients. Nephrologists are kidney care specialists dealing with chronic kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, dialysis and transplants.

Dr. Young and his wife, Hillary, who is a teacher, live in Ashland with their three children, Holland, 12, Addison, 8 and Asher, 5.

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