Kristina Young MD, PhD

Kristina Young MD, PhD

TEL: 503-215-6029
FAX: 503-215-6387

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 we may develop novel treatments that will end cancer.

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.

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.

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


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


Radiation Oncology


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2022, 2023, 2024

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