Shamar J Young, MD

Division Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Young received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology graduating cum laude from the University of Florida. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine degree 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. In 2022, Dr. Young accepted the position of IR Chief, joining the University of Arizona and Banner University Medicine.

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-co-principal investigator in thirty clinical studies involving procedures and therapies aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Young has published seventy papers, the majority of which he is first author. He serves as reviewer for fifteen 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 named amongst 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.


  • MD: University of Florida
  • BS: Cum Laude, Microbiology, University of Florida
Diagnostic Radiology, University of Florida
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Honors and Awards
Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors, 2021
Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2021
Outstanding Service to the Journal Award for -Prostate embolization: patient, 9/2/2020 selection clinical management and results-. CVIR Endovascular, 9/2/20
Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2020
Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2019