Dr. Adam Young named February Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Adam Young, M.D., has been named the February Resident of the Month for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education.

Young is finishing his fourth and final year of the OB-GYN residency at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The Greenville, South Carolina, native obtained his M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. Before attending medical school, Young enlisted in the Army and served on active duty for more than a decade. 

Nominated by Joseph DeRosa, M.D., Valley Health OB-GYN, Young was praised for his outstanding service and willingness to go above and beyond to help his patients and peers.

“Dr. Young has proven to be a major asset to me while I’m on call,” DeRosa said. “He fills in regularly when other residents are not able to help and always performs above expectations. My patients know him and ask for him by name when they go to triage. He is a caring, compassionate and loyal physician - truly an all-star resident.”  

“Dr. Young is passionate about women’s health and is first and foremost a patient advocate,” said Kevin Conaway, M.D., Marshall Health OB-GYN and professor and director of the OB-GYN residency program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “He relates well to patients and is a valuable asset to our department especially when caring for families dealing with perinatal losses.”

“One of the most challenging tasks we have as medical educators is to teach our trainees how to share and connect with our patients’ emotions during their most vulnerable time,” Wehner said. “Dr. Young is one who obviously has compassion and empathy as innate character traits. It is truly a pleasure to recognize him.”

As part of his Resident of the Month recognition, Young received a plaque and designated parking spot.

After completing his training in June 2023, Young will move to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he will enter private practice. He and his wife, Sonja, have three children: Sebastian, Loreley and Theodor.


Media Contact: Michele McKnight, Marshall Health / School of Medicine, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Monday, February 27, 2023