Dr Bruce K Young
MD, NYU SOM, NY
Dr. Bruce Young is internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He introduced prenatal amniocentesis and founded the Prenatal Diagnosis program and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at NYU Medical Center. Several other innovations followed, including fetal heart rate monitoring, fetal blood and umbilical artery blood gas measurements for all laboring patients at Bellevue Hospital, and intravenous infusion of magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia. He also developed the world’s first Obstetrical Intensive Care Unit, and the technique for endoscopic closure of preterm ruptured amniotic membranes. For the past 10 years his research has focused on human amniotic fluid as a source of stem cells for regenerative medicine applications. He is an authority on stem cells having published 12 important papers in the field. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatal Research Society, Society for Reproductive Investigation and and of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. He is the past President of the New York Obstetrical Society and the New York Perinatal Society. He served as the Director of Evaluation for the American Board of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. He has received many awards, most recently the Berson Award in Clinical Science of the New York University Medical School, and in 2021 the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
He received his BA from Princeton University, his MD from New York University School of Medicine, his residency and National Institute of Health fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He is a career scientist awardee of the Hirschl Foundation.