Brian Yim Young, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Brian Yim Young, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

To see if Brian Yim Young is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).





Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

General Internal Medicine
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Young is interested in providing excellent care to adults with kidney disease. This includes those with reduced kidney function, electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, as well as patients requiring long-term kidney replacement therapy such as dialysis. Dr. Young also helps train medical students, residents, and fellows into our future kidney doctors.



Undergraduate School

B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge MA 1998

Medical School

M.D., UC Los Angeles / Drew School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2002


Internal Medicine, UC Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2002-2003


Internal Medicine, UC Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2002-2005


Nephrology, UC Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2005-2007

UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine Specialty Teaching Award, 2019

Stanford Nephrology Division Teaching Attending of the Year 2012, 2014, 2015

UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program Teaching Fellow of the Year, 2007

Charles R. Drew School of Medicine Gold Medal, 2002

Cruz-Whitley J, Giehl N, Jen KY, Young B. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Associated with Nivolumab Therapy. Case Rep Nephrol. 2020 Feb 24;2020:2638283. doi:10.1155/2020/2638283. PMID:32257470.

Nguyen MH, Davis MR, Wittenberg R, Mchardy I, Baddley JW, Young BY, Odermatt A, Thompson GR. Posaconazole Serum Drug Levels Associated With Pseudohyperaldosteronism. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 10;70(12):2593-2598. doi: 0.1093/cid/ciz741. PMID:31403165.

Zaritsky J, Young B, Gales B, Wang HJ, Rastogi A, Westerman M, Nemeth E, Ganz T, Salusky IB. Reduction of serum hepcidin by hemodialysis in pediatric and adult patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Jun;5(6):1010-4. doi:10.2215/CJN.08161109. Epub 2010 Mar 18. PMID:20299375.

Young B, Zaritsky J. Hepcidin for clinicians. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Aug;4(8):1384-7. doi:10.2215/CJN.02190309. Epub 2009 Jun 25. PMID:19556376.

Zaritsky J, Young B, Wang HJ, Westerman M, Olbina G, Nemeth E, Ganz T, Rivera S, Nissenson AR, Salusky IB. Hepcidin--a potential novel biomarker for iron status in chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jun;4(6):1051-6. doi:10.2215/CJN.05931108. Epub 2009 Apr 30. PMID:19406957.

Young BY, Gill J, Huang E, Takemoto SK, Anastasi B, Shah T, Bunnapradist S. Living donor kidney versus simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant in type I diabetics: an analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Apr;4(4):845-52. doi:10.2215/CJN.02250508. Epub 2009 Feb 6. PMID:19201918.