Lawrence Howard Young MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyInternal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Research Center; Fellowship Training; Diabetes Research Center

Research Interests

Myocardial ischemia; Metabolic adaptation to hypoxic stress; Cardio-protection; Cardiomyopathy; LKB1-AMPK pathway; Diabetes

Clinical Interests

Clinical cardiology; angina; diabetes; heart disease; valvular heart disease: HHT and heart disease


  • AB, Brown University , 1976
  • M.D., Yale University , 1980

Selected Publication

  • Qi D, Atsina K, Hu X, Wu X, Xu B, Piecychna M, Leng L, Fingerle-Rowson G, Zhang J, Bucala R, Young LH. The vestigial enzyme D-dopachrome tautomerase protects the heart against ischemic injury. J Clin Invest 2014; 124;3540-50.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Elected Member(2009) , American Association of Physicians