Missoula Valley Pediatrics at Community Children's
Community Medical Center
Raised in Gainesville, Florida, Dr. Allison Young completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, where she studied Anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology.
After college, she spent time teaching high school and working for non-profit organizations in Boston and San Francisco focused on improving adolescent health. She returned to Harvard for medical school in 2007 and completed her pediatric residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. During residency she participated in the Global Health Pathway which afforded her the opportunity to work in rural Kenya. She moved to Missoula, MT in 2010 to begin practice as a primary care pediatrician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Young has been active in hospital leadership locally and in the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed the Montana Medical Association's Physician Leadership Training Program in 2017-2018. She has worked to broaden the scope of clinical practice by embracing high impact initiatives that bolster the pediatric medical home. This has included development of an integrated behavioral health model, improving care for transgender youth and a focus on improving early childhood literacy.
She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband and daughter. She loves running, skiing, mountain biking, camping, cooking, eating, fretting about her backyard chickens and maintaining an overgrown garden in the short MT growing season.