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Accomplished Interventional Radiologist to Join College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Medical Imaging as Division Chief

Friday, March 18, 2022

The University of Arizona  College of Medicine – Tucson, Department of Medical Imaging (DMI) is pleased to welcome Shamar Young, MD, who will serve as the new chief of interventional radiology. Dr. Young joins us from the University of Minnesota, where he served as an associate professor of radiology specializing in interventional radiology. As division chief and associate professor, Dr. Young brings a spirit of innovation, service and clinical expertise.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Young’s interventional radiology and leadership experience to further our focus on cutting-edge patient care, service excellence and clinical training,” Department Chair Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR said. As search committee leader, Dr. Rubin recognizes Dr. Young’s capacity to create a vision, effectively manage and inspire. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Young and the vital contributions he will make in strengthening our interventional radiology team in service to our diverse community of patients, learners and health care providers.”

Dr. Young received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Florida, graduating cum laude. Dr. Young went on to complete his MD and diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Florida in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Following residency, Dr. Young completed an interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2016 and accepted a faculty position in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Young is passionate about clinical translation and research. His clinical expertise is in the areas of interventional oncology, portal hypertension and advanced emboltherapy. He currently serves as principal investigator and co-principal investigator in 30 clinical studies involving procedures and therapies aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Young has published 70 papers, the majority of which list him as first author. He serves as reviewer for 15 international journals, and commonly presents abstracts at national and international meetings.

An active committee member for many professional societies, Dr. Young currently serves as co-chair for the Research Committee Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) and Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology: Early Career Section.

CVIR Endovascular awarded Dr. Young Outstanding Service to the Journal Award for “Prostate embolization: patient, selection clinical management and results.” He is consistently named on the “Top Doctors Rising Stars” list, appearing four consecutive years, and was added to the Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors list in 2021.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He is an avid college football fan and enjoys the outdoors in a number of ways.  He is looking forward to making Tucson his new home.

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Jennifer Fischahs, MAT