• Since 1997, Dr. Young has been Director of pancreas transplantation at UAB. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He then matriculated to medical school at Johns Hopkins, graduating in 1987. Dr. Young then returned to Philadelphia to complete his general surgical training at Thomas Jefferson University by 1993. He then spent two years at the University of Wisconsin as an abdominal transplant fellow. After graduation in 1995, he spent two years at the University of Arizona Medical Center where he performed the first simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant in the state. UAB became home in 1997. Since that time, aside from growing the kidney and pancreas transplant program, he assumed the directorship of the pediatric renal transplant program in 2011. That program has consistently been one of the top 10 centers for volume of transplants performed on children in the USA. Dr. Young has also been Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion at UAB School of Medicine since 2012. He has been actively involved in numerous transplant organizations and has served as Chair of the United Network of Organ Sharing Minority Affairs Committee. He also remains an ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation. Aside from these duties, Dr. Young has mentored numerous fellows, surgical residents, medical students and undergraduate students.

    Dr. Young’s interests include defining and addressing disparity in access to care as well as outcomes seen among minority populations. His clinical research focuses on kidney and pancreas transplant recipients. He is also involved in research pertaining to under-represented minorities in medicine, their access to and retention in medical school. Lastly, he has active clinical research pertaining to vascular access outcomes.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2005 Diabetic nephropathy.  399-425. 2005

    Research Overview

  • health disparities, disparities in access to care, outcomes among minority populations, kidney and pancreas transplantation, access to and retention of under-represented minorities in medicine, vascular access outcomes
  • Investigator On

  • Barriers to Arteriovenous Fistula Use in Black Hemodialysis Patients  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • APOL1 Long-Term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO) Clinical Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by LUNG BIOTECHNOLOGY PBC 2020 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC. 2017 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTEON THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2016 - 2021
  • Effects of Inhibiting Early Inflammation in Kidney Transplant Patients  awarded by ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI 2019 - 2020
  • HOPE in Action: A Clinical Trial of HIV-to-HIV Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation  awarded by Johns Hopkins University 2018 - 2020
  • Impact of CCR5 Blockade in HIV + Kidney Transplant Recipients  awarded by University of California, San Francisco 2016 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTELLAS PHARMA GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, INC. - NEW 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by LUNG BIOTECHNOLOGY PBC 2015 - 2019
  • Effects of Inhibiting Early Inflammation in Kidney Transplant Patients - Equipment  awarded by Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2015 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by QUARK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2015 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by CINKATE CORPORATION 2012 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROTEON THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2014 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC. 2013 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2014 - 2017
  • Preserving Renal Function & Protective Immunity via Anti-LFA-1-Based CNI Avoidance  awarded by Emory University 2009 - 2016
  • Vascular Abnormalities in Patients Receiving a Dialysis Access.  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2015
  • Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 1987
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency 1993
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1995
  • Full Name

  • Carlton Young