Peter Young, MD

Peter Young, MD

  • Internal Medicine
Average rating: 5.0
| 159 ratings
UCLA Health Santa Monica Extensivist | 1245 16th Street, Suite 305, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Young is an internal medicine physician who practices general primary care as well as complex medical care for the UCLA Health Extensivist Program in Westwood and Santa Monica. He also provides HIV primary care and HIV prevention at the UCLA CARE Center. Dr. Young is board certified in Internal Medicine and is certified as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV. He uses evidence based medicine to provide individualized care for his patients. He works with a multidisciplinary team to help his patients meet their health goals.

Dr. Young received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and received the Dr. Joseph N. Muschel Housestaff Award. Dr. Young was the first graduating fellow of the UCLA Kennamer Extensivist Fellowship program.

He is interested in medical education, narrative medicine and the medical humanities, and providing quality medical care for complex patients.




Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020


Internal Medicine, Extensivist, UCLA Kennamer Extensivist Fellowship, 2021


Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2020


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017


  • LGBTQ ChampionsLGBTQ+ champion
  • Dr. Joseph N. Muschel Housestaff Award (2020)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016)

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Medical Services

Areas of Focus



  • Narrative Medicine in graduate medical education
  • Quality improvement in advance care planning


  1. Chau D. Vo, Hanna L. Shebert, Shannon Zikovich, Rebecca A. Dryer, Tony P. Huang, Lindsey J. Moran, Juno Cho, Douglas R. Wassarman, Bryn E. Falahee, Peter D. Young, Garrick H. Gu, James F. Heinl, John W. Hammond, Taylor N. Jackvony, Thomas E. Frederick, Jimmy A. Blair. Repurposing Hsp90 inhibitors as antibiotics targeting histidine kinases, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Volume 27, Issue 23, 2017, Pages 5235-5244.


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  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Dr. Joseph N. Muschel Housestaff Award (2020)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016)