Megan Young, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon



Dr. Megan Young is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s National with a special concentration in limb lengthening and complex lower extremity deformity reconstruction.   Her other areas of interest include orthopedic injuries, growth arrest problems, limb deficiencies, developmental hip dysplasia, and clubfoot.  She completed orthopaedic residency training at Boston University and subspecialty training in pediatrics at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where she learned from experts at the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction.  Dr. Young was selected as a Traveling Fellow for the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America where she visited a number of hospitals throughout South America lecturing on the history of limb lengthening and sharing knowledge of novel internal techniques to lengthen bones.  She has a passion for traveling and has volunteered time caring for children around the globe including Honduras, Guatemala, and the Caribbean.  She enjoys developing longstanding relationships with her patients and prides in the ability to give children back a functional quality of life.   Outside of the hospital Dr. Young maintains an active lifestyle enjoying paddleboarding, kayaking, and hiking outdoors.  

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2012
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Residency Program, Orthopaedics, 2011
    Boston Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 2005
    Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • MD, 2004
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • BS, 2000
    University of Maryland at College Park
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Megan Young

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Finn's Story

When Finn was born, his parents and doctors immediately knew something was wrong. Finn’s left leg was swollen to the size of an adult head, and it continued to swell at an alarming rate.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

BMP2 is Essential for Postnatal Osteogenesis but not for Recruitment of Ostogenic Stem Cells

(2009) Bone

Catastrophic Injuries in Wrestlers

(2002) American Journal of Sports Medicine

Comparison of cPTH 131 to PTH 134 in the enhancement of experimental fracture healing

(2008) American Society for Bone and Research Mineral

Lengthening and reconstruction surgery for the treatment of fibular hemilia

(2003) American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

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