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Ann Young

Adjunct Scientist ICES Western Kidney, Dialysis & Transplantation Research Program


Dr. Ann Young received her MD and completed her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology and health services research from Western University. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Clinician Investigator Program, supported by the KRESCENT program and CIHR. She is now an assistant professor and clinician investigator in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. Her research program is focused on strengthening health services delivery for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Specifically, her interest is in innovative approaches to leveraging anonymized health administrative data at ICES to facilitate “patient-contact” studies. Her goal is to enable population-level case-finding of patients at high risk for kidney failure, who are not known to a nephrologist, to directly contact and connect them with needed kidney care through a new KidneyCare Outreach program. This unique approach will facilitate developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to optimize care for patients across all stages of CKD. She also serves on the Early CKD Priority Panel for the Ontario Renal Network.

  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
  • FRCPC, Nephrology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Toronto
  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, Western University
  • Kidney and urinary tract disorders
  • Health services research
  • Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Staff Nephrologist, Unity Health – St. Michael’s Hospital
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