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Stephen Granville Young, MD

UCLA Physician Stephen Granville  Young, MD specializes in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine.
Preferred Name
Steve
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
G41166
Contact
(310) 825-8811 Information and referral
Fax Number
(310) 206-0865 Fax
PRACTICE LOCATION
UCLA Cardiology
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 365-C
Los Angeles, CA 90095
MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, UCSD Department of Medicine, 1981 - 1983
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1979 - 1981
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1978 - 1979
Medical Degree
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 1978
CLINICAL INTEREST
Cholesterol, General Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Physician, Cardiology
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Stephen Young grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and then obtained an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University. Following medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, he obtained internal medicine training at UCSF and cardiology training at UCSD. He then did postdoctoral research training in lipoprotein metabolism at UCSD. He then became an investigator at a research institute with UCSF, where he studied the molecular genetics of apolipoprotein B, a cholesterol-carrying protein in the plasma. Along the way, he became an expert in using genetically modified mice for deciphering gene function.

Currently, his laboratory focuses on two areas – plasma triglyceride metabolism and diseases of the nuclear envelope. Along with his UCLA colleagues, he identified an endothelial cell protein, GPIHBP1, which is required for shuttling lipoprotein lipase (LPL) to the capillary lumen. Without GPIHBP1, LPL remains mislocalized in the interstitial spaces, resulting in severe hypertriglyceridemia. In recent years, Dr. Young has also worked on the role of the nuclear lamina in the developing brain. He has also worked on strategies to treat progeria, a disease caused by a genetic defect in prelamin A.

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