Education

Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, UCSD Department of Medicine, 1983
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1981
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1979
Degree
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 1978

Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981

State License

G41166
  • About Me

    About Me

    Preferred Name: Steve

    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 û 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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  • Locations

    UCLA Cardiovascular Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite C365
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-8811
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
    Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cardiovascular Disease, UCSD Department of Medicine, 1983
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1981
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 1979
    Degree
    MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cholesterol
    • General Cardiology
    • Heart Valve Disease
  • Research

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    2010 Ernst Jung Medical Award for Science and Research
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