Melissa D. Young, M.D.
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Melissa Young, M.D. completed a comprehensive fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery in 2000. Since then, Dr. Young’s orthopaedic practice has focused exclusively on the surgical care of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Dr. Young treats a wide variety of problems, including traumatic injuries (fractures, dislocations, tendon and joint injuries, etc), athletic injuries, arthritic conditions, congenital differences of the hand, tendonitis, and compression neuropathies (such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome). She is experienced at post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity and takes care of people of all ages. She has written scientific papers and given numerous lectures on various topics in the field of hand surgery.
Dr. Young joined DMOS in January, 2010.
Outside of work, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and playing tennis.
- Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, M.D., 1994, Columbus, OH
- Orthopaedic Residency: The Ohio State University Medical Center, 1994-1999, Columbus, OH
- Fellowship Training: State University of New York at Buffalo, Hand Center of Western New York, 1990-2000, Buffalo, NY
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified
- Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow
- American Society of Surgery of the Hand, Member
- Iowa Orthopaedic Society, Member
- Iowa Medical Society, Member
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“Please pass on my thanks to Dr. Young for doing such a great job on my hand. I’m so glad that I had her as my surgeon.
Also, let Jennie know that I thought she also did a great job answering all my questions. She is very good at her job.”