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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2012
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, 2011
    Boston Medical Center
  • Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), 2005
    Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
  • MD, 2004
    Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
  • BS, 2000
    University of Maryland

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Provider ID: 1639344088


Megan Young, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital and assistant professor at George Washington University with a special concentration in limb lengthening and complex lower extremity deformity reconstruction. Her other areas of interest include orthopedic injuries, growth arrest problems, limb deficiencies, developmental hip dysplasia and clubfoot. She completed orthopaedic residency training at Boston University and subspecialty training in pediatrics at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where she learned from experts at the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction. Dr. Young was named the 2019 Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Traveling Fellow and spent time with leaders in the field learning new advanced techniques to offer patients and families in the DC Metro area.

Dr. Young was also selected as a Traveling Fellow for the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America in 2015 and visited a number of hospitals throughout South America lecturing on the history of limb lengthening and sharing knowledge of novel internal techniques to lengthen bones. She has a passion for traveling and has volunteered time caring for children around the globe including Honduras, Guatemala and the Caribbean. She enjoys developing longstanding relationships with her patients and prides in the ability to give children back a functional quality of life. Outside of the hospital Dr. Young maintains an active lifestyle enjoying paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, yoga and spending quality time with her young daughter and husband.

Research & Publications

  • Gandhi, J., Shea K., Sponseller, P, Brighton, B., Ganley, T and POSNA Evidence Based Practice Committee. Evidence-based Medicine in Pediatric Orthopaedics: Evidence based Practice Committee Summary of Levels of Evidence, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Appropriate Use Criteria, and Best Practice Guidelines. JPO 28(6): e349-e353, 2018.
  • Litrenta, J., Young, M., Oetgen, M. and Birch, J. Congenital tibia deficiency. JAAOS. Submitted final revisions August 4, 2017.
  • Young, M., Dempsey, M., DeLaRocha, A. and Podeszwa, D. The cross table lateral radiograph results in significantly increased effective radiation dose compared to the dunn and single frog lateral radiographs. JPO 35(2):157-161, 2015.
  • Young, M., Hsu, F., Mason, Z., Morgan, E., Tannoury, T., Gerstenfeld, L. and Einhorn, T. Effects of cPTH 1-31 on spine fusion in ovariectomized rats. JOR Submitted March 2013.
  • Sagi, H., Young, M., Gerstenfeld, L.C., Einhorn, T.A., and Tornetta, P. Qualitative and quantitative differences between bone graft obtained from the reamer irrigator aspirator and iliac crest of the same patient. JBJS 5;94(23):2128-35, 2012
  • Young, M., Little, D., and Kim, H. Evidence for using bisphosphonate to treat Legg-Calve-Perthes’ Disease. CORR 470(9):2462-2475, 2012.
  • Gorton, G., Young, M., and Masso, P. Accuracy, Reliability and Validity of a 3D Scanner for Assessing Torso Shape in Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine 15;37(11):957-965, 2012.
  • Wigner, N., Kulkarni, N., Yakavonis, M., Young, M., Tinsley, B., Meeks, B., Einhorn, T. and Gerstenfeld, L. Urine MMPs as biomarkers for the progression of fracture healing. Injury 43(3):274-278, 2012.
  • Bais, M., Shabin, Z., Young, M., Einhorn, T.A., Kotton, D., and Gerstenfeld, L.C. Role of Nanog in the maintenance of marrow stromal stem cells during postnatal bone regeneration. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 6;417(1):211-216, 2012
  • Bais, M., Wigner, N., Young, M., Toholka, R., Graves, D., Morgan, E., Gerstenfeld, L. and Einhorn, T. BMP-2 is essential for post natal osteogenesis but not for recruitment of osteogenic stem cells. Bone 45(2): 254-266, 2009.
  • Bais, M., McLean, J., Sabastiani, P., Young, M., Wigner, N., Smith, T., Kotton, D., Einhorn, T. and Gerstenfeld, L. Transcriptional analysis of fracture healing and the induction of embryonic stem cell-related genes during fracture healing. PloS ONE 4(5):e4393, 2009.
  • Boden, B., Lin, W., Young, M., Mueller, F. Catastrophic injuries in wrestlers. Am J Sports Med 30(6): 791-795, 2002.
3.9 / 5 3.9 out of 5 stars (based on 87 Patient/Family Ratings)

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    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

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