About Dr. Young

Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, is an Outstanding Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center in Fairfield, Connecticut

Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, is a well-versed plastic and reconstructive surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at her private practice in Garden City, New York, where she focuses on minimally invasive breast cancer reconstruction. She also works at Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center in Fairfield, Connecticut. Norma Pfriem Breast Center was the first freestanding community breast center in Connecticut to offer one-stop coordination of care, patient navigation and rapid diagnosis. Norma Pfriem Breast Center is one of only 300 sites in the nation accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Furthermore, Dr. Young has staff memberships at several hospitals, including New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York. As a plastic surgeon, she has dedicated training and unique experience in the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. Plastic surgery can be divided into two categories. The first is reconstructive surgery which includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. The other is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. Dr. Young has an impressive professional journey that spans seventeen years in the United States and her areas of expertise cover breast reconstruction, oncoplastic surgery, minimally invasive breast reconstruction, pre-pectoral implant reconstruction, direct implant surgery, autologous fat grafting, revision surgery for breast reconstruction. Throughout her many years of experience, she has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of her practice, as evidenced by her sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of her work. As a result of her outstanding performance in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) has selected Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, to be featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World. For more information about Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, please visit https://www.bridgeporthospital.org/physicians/anke-ott-young.aspx.

Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, attended Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes/ Saarland University Faculty of Medicine in Saarbrücken, Germany, and was awarded her medical degree in 1989. She then completed an internship and residency at UKS – Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine in Homburg, Germany, where she also earned her PhD in Forensic Psychiatry. Upon relocating to the United States, she conducted an internship and general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, followed by a plastic surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. Dr. Young is fellowship trained in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. She received board certification in plastic surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and remains at the forefront of his challenging specialty via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the American Medical Association, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She feels that her success is attributable primarily to her hard work and a good sense of humor and dedicates her spare time to horse breeding and training. Dr. Young is a member of the U.S. Equestrian Association and owner of Avalon Farm Dressage in Salem, New York. She was recognized as a Distinguished Doctor™ by The Expert Network (2016), Top 101 Outstanding Professional representing the Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Community by Newsworthy Publishing and Professional of the Year in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery by Strathmore’s Who’s Who (2016). Awards include Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016), the On-Time Doctor Award (2016), the Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), and the Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2014). In addition to English, Dr. Young speaks French, German, and Spanish. She maintains a philanthropic involvement with Norma Pfriem Breast Center, Amnesty International, Heifer International, and Doctors Without Borders. For more information about Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8138564-Anke-Ott-Young-Plastic-Surgeon-New-Canaan-Connecticut-06840.

As she tells it, Dr. Young’s interest in medicine developed due to an innate interest in helping others. Compelled by science from a young age, she ultimately decided to pursue a career in surgery: “I always had a very keen interest for the science of medicine and helping people. My grandmothers and great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers all were midwives, so I think I had some of that in my blood. For me, I think surgery is instant gratification. You see the results right away which works for my temperament. I also like doing things with my hands. My mother is a seamstress so I grew up knitting and doing all kinds of craftwork so it fits right in”. As a leader in her specialty, Dr. Young keeps a close eye on prevailing trends in plastic surgery in order to be able to provide her patients with the most advanced care available. Always at the forefront of her methodology is providing her patients with superlative care and comfort, which has contributed to and maintained her interest in microsurgery. Recently, Dr. Young has seen an increasing shift toward this emerging field, as well as toward other minimally invasive procedures: “The trend is to make surgeries less and less invasive. I have implemented this in my own practice. Breast reconstruction has traditionally never really been a minimally invasive procedure; for example, a traditional mastectomy reconstruction has always resulted in broken muscle and skin for the sake of adding a new breast. But now, technology is getting increasingly better and so breast surgery is as well. This new technology that specializes in breast surgery allows us to spare muscle and connective tissue as well as make skin incisions in the way that works for the plastic surgeon and patient. With the cooperation between the specialties we get much better results with much less invasive surgery”. For more information about Anke Ott Young, MD, PhD, please visit https://www.bridgeporthospital.org/physicians/anke-ott-young.aspx.