Kristina Young, MD, PhD

Areas of Focus: 
Breast Cancers
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Head & Neck Cancers
Lung Cancers
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

About Me

I have two goals as a physician scientist: (1) to use all my education, training, and access to technology to empower patients in their fight against cancer; and (2) to continue to learn and investigate so that we may develop novel treatments that will end cancer.

- Kristina Young, MD, PhD

I grew up in a small beach community in Southern California, playing soccer, running cross country, and pole-vaulting during track season. I attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. During my time at UCLA, I was heavily involved in the Bruin Belles Service Association, a community service organization. Upon graduation, I moved to Portland and began the combined MD/PhD program at Oregon Health & Science University, where I was fortunate to meet my amazing husband. After graduation, I attended Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for my internship and then completed residency in Radiation Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Other Interests: 

I love the Pacific Northwest and enjoy my time outside of work with my husband and son hiking, gardening, and playing with our two cats, Duke and Kate. When my knees allow, I still play soccer, though more recently I have taken up boxing at McConnell's Boxing Academy, here in northeast Portland.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Breast Cancers
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Head & Neck Cancers
Lung Cancers
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
Radiation Oncology
Education & Training: 
  • Residency, Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2015
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2011
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010
  • PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, Cell & Developmental Biology, Portland, OR, 2008
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2022, 2023
  • RSNA R&E Foundation Research Seed Grant, 2015
  • ASCO Young Investigator Award, 2015
  • Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds Invited Speaker, 2014
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, OHSU Radiation Medicine, 2014
  • OHSU Resident Paper of the Year Finalist, 2014
  • First Prize, Resident Presentation, NW Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting, 2013
  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
  • American College of Physician, Oregon Chapter, Poster Presentation Finalist, American College of Physicians, Oregon Health & Science University, Top 10 posters at the 2010 Oregon Chapter ACP competition, 2010
  • Outstanding Medical Student in Radiation Medicine, OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine, OHSU, Top medical student going into Radiation Oncology, 2010
  • Albert M. Kligman Fellowship, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Competitive travel award for young scientists to present data at the annual meeting for the Society of Investigative Dermatology, 2007
  • Appointment to T32 Pediatrics Training Grant, Oregon Health & Science University, Selection to the T32 training grant which funded my graduate tuition, student fees, and provided stipend support, 2006-2008
  • Sponsored Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Oregon Health & Science University, Nominated by faculty to receive AAAS membership, 2005-2008
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2012-Present
  • Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), 2012-Present
  • Member, Radiation Research Society, 2012-Present
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2012-Present
  • Member, American College of Physicians, 2008-Present
  • Member, American Medical Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, American Physician Scientist Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, 2008-Present
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association, 2008-Present