Shawn E. Young, MD, a Surgical Oncologist with SurgOne, P.C.

Get to know Surgical Oncologist Dr. Shawn E. Young, who serves patients in Denver, Colorado.

Being a respected surgical oncologist, Dr. Young’s interests include all areas of his field with emphasis on esophageal cancer, hepatobiliary cancers, gastro-intestinal disorders, melanoma, and sarcomatous disease. At present, he is in practice with SurgOne, P.C. in Denver, Colorado.

SurgOne, P.C. is a comprehensive multi-specialty surgical group consisting of physicians who provide services from Castle Rock in the South to Lafayette in the North, East to Aurora, and West to Littleton and Englewood. “SurgOne, P.C. advances excellence in the surgical care and well-being of our patients. We set and maintain the highest standards of competence, professionalism, and integrity. We provide expert advice and consultation on matters of surgical treatment, serving as exemplary resources for our community. We place the interests of our patients above all else” according to the mission of the practice. 

Back in 1998, Dr. Young obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He then went on to serve his internship and residency in general surgery at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, followed by his fellowship in surgical oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California.

Following his training, he became board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, which is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. 

In order to stay up to date in his field, the doctor remains a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Colorado Medical Society, and the American Association for Cancer Research. In addition, he remains affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers in his local area, including Denver Surgery Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Saint Joseph Hospital.

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology. It focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors. A surgical oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.

For his devotion to his profession, Dr. Young has written, published, and presented nationally and internationally on the surgical treatment of various oncologic diseases. He has also conducted basic science research in the field of oncology. 

Having won numerous accolades, he is the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013), Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), and Top 10 Doctor – State (2014).

Learn more about Dr. Shawn E. Young:
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