Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The clinical and research interests of William F. Young Jr., M.D., revolve around adrenal gland disorders characterized by high blood pressure. These include pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism; adrenal gland tumors; pituitary gland disorders and tumors; and familial endocrine syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 and 2, von Hippel Lindau disease, Carney complex, and paraganglioma syndromes. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and is a co-author on national clinical practice guidelines for primary aldosteronism and pheochromocytoma.

Focus areas

  • Diagnostic test sensitivity and specificity, for example, adrenal venous sampling for primary aldosteronism.
  • Innovative treatment modalities for patients with benign and malignant adrenal neoplasms.

Significance to patient care

The goal of Dr. Young's research program is to improve patient care and outcomes. He has acquired new knowledge to advance diagnoses and treatments of adrenal and pituitary disorders.

Professional highlights

  • Editor-in-chief, JCEM Case Reports, 2022-2025.
  • Tyson Family Endocrinology Clinical Professor in Honor of Dr. Vahab Fatourechi, Mayo Clinic, 2010-present.
  • Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology Laureate Award, Endocrine Society, 2019.
  • Delbert A. Fisher Research Scholar Award, Endocrine Society, 2017.
  • Senior editor, Clinical Endocrinology, 2008-2011.
  • The Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer Medal Lecturer, British Endocrine Society Meeting, 2010.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. BS - Medical Writing and Editing certificate program - University of Chicago University of Chicago
  2. Fellow - Endocrinology/Metabolism Fellowship, Paul C. Carpenter M.D., Program Director. Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MSc - M.Sc. in Medicine, University of Minnesota, Richard M. Weinshilboum M.D., Thesis Advisor. University of Minnesota
  4. Resident Endocrinology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. Resident - Internal Medicine Residency, Gerald Weintraub M.D., Director. William Beaumont Hospital
  6. MD - College of Human Medicine Michigan State University
  7. BSc (Hons) - Fisheries and Wildlife and Zoology Michigan State University

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