Ann Young


Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note: Dr. Young is not taking any summer students in 2023.

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 just 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.

  1. Young A, Orchanian-Cheff A, Chan CT, Wald R, Ong SW. Video-based Telemedicine for Kidney Disease Care: A Scoping Review. CJASN. December 2021, 16 (12) 1813-1823. Role: Principal Author.
  2. Hysi E, Kaur H, Young A. Evolving medical imaging techniques for the assessment of delayed graft function: A narrative review. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2021 Oct 21;8:20543581211048341.. Role: Senior Author.
  3. Young A, Knoll GA, McArthur E, Dixon SN, Garg AX, Lok CE, Lam NN, Kim SJ. Is the Kidney Donor Risk Index a Useful Tool in Non-U.S. Patients? Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Jul 27. eCollection 2018. Role: Principal Author.
  4. Lam NN, Lentine KL, Klarenbach S, Sood MM, Kuwornu PJ, Naylor KL, Knoll GA, Kim SJ, Young A, Garg AX. Validation of Living Donor Nephrectomy Codes. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Apr 9. eCollection 2018. Role: Coauthor.
  5. Young A, Dixon SN, Knoll GA, Garg AX, Lok CE, Lam NN, Kim SJ. The Canadian Experience Using the Expanded Criteria Donor Classification for Allocating Deceased Donor Kidneys for Transplantation. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016 Mar 24;3:15. Role: Principal Author.

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Clinician Investigator, St. Michael’s Hospital