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Remembering – Dr. Paul Young

Paul R. Young, M.D., a former UNMC educator and administrator, died on October 29 at the age of 84.

Dr. Young was a 1958 UNMC graduate and practiced in Kansas City, Sacramento, and Missouri before joining UNMC.  From 1975 to 1980, he served as professor and chairman of the UNMC Department of Family Medicine where he was also chief of the medical staff.

Dr. Young was a pioneer in family medicine at UNMC and nationally, setting the standards for family medicine through academia, accreditation, and residency programs.

His long career included serving as the first President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and the founding editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. He was the first Deputy Executive Director of the American Board of Family Practice and later the Executive Director.

In 2008, he was recognized as the University of Nebraska College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award.

Paul Young Obituary from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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