Heather Young, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Brown University (RI) (2001)
Residency:
  • University of Massachusetts Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Infectious Disease (2012)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Infections Clinic
  • Medical Director of Infection Prevention

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Instructor (2018)
    College of Nursing,

Publications

  • Miller M, Knepper B, Young H. Risk Factors Associated with 30-Day Readmission in Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2020 Nov 1;110(6). PubMed PMID: 33301579
  • Vazquez Deida AA, Shihadeh KC, Preslaski CR, Young HL, Wyles DL, Jenkins TC. Use of a Standardized Dalbavancin Approach to Facilitate Earlier Hospital Discharge for Vulnerable Patients Receiving Prolonged Inpatient Antibiotic Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Aug;7(8):ofaa293. PubMed PMID: 32793767
  • Reese SM, Knepper B, Amiot M, Beard J, Campion E, Young H. Implementation of colon surgical site infection prevention bundle-The successes and challenges. Am J Infect Control. 2020 Nov;48(11):1287-1291. PubMed PMID: 32439291
  • Knepper BC, Miller AM, Young HL. Impact of an automated hand hygiene monitoring system combined with a performance improvement intervention on hospital-acquired infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Aug;41(8):931-937. PubMed PMID: 32460928
  • Jenkins TC, Haukoos JS, Young HL, Knepper BC, Shihadeh KC, Sankoff J, Asdigian NL. Patterns of use and perceptions of an institution-specific antibiotic stewardship application among emergency department and urgent care clinicians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Feb;41(2):212-215. PubMed PMID: 31801647
  • Fitzgerald L, Kurtz J, Knepper BC, Reese SM, Miller A, Kleiner C, Young HL. Prepping for Prevention: An Intervention to Optimize Skin Antisepsis and Peri-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 Feb;21(1):48-53. PubMed PMID: 31429634
  • Jenkins TC, Haukoos JS, Young HL, Knepper BC, Shihadeh KC, Sankoff J, Asdigian NL. Patterns of use and perceptions of an institution-specific antibiotic stewardship application among emergency department and urgent care clinicians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Dec 5;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31801647
  • Fitzgerald L, Kurtz J, Knepper BC, Reese SM, Miller A, Kleiner C, Young HL. Prepping for Prevention: An Intervention to Optimize Skin Antisepsis and Peri-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31429634
  • Yarovoy JY, Monte AA, Knepper BC, Young HL. Epidemiology of Community-Onset Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. West J Emerg Med. 2019 May;20(3):438-442. PubMed PMID: 31123543
  • Reese SM, Knepper BC, Kurtz J, Christy LeQuire D, Van Winks T, Bonn J, Young HL. Implementation of cleaning and evaluation process for mobile patient equipment using adenosine triphosphate. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jul;40(7):798-800. PubMed PMID: 31084662
  • Stella SA, Stace RJ, Knepper BC, Reese SM, Keniston A, Burden M, Young HL. The effect of eye images and a social norms message on healthcare provider hand hygiene adherence. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jul;40(7):748-754. PubMed PMID: 31072412
  • Miller W, Berg C, Wilson ML, Heard S, Knepper B, Young H. Risk Factors for Below-the-Knee Amputation in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis After Minor Amputation. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2019 Mar;109(2):91-97. PubMed PMID: 31135205
  • Young HL, Knepper BC, Daum W, Janosz T, Pisney LM. Clinical Relevance of the 2014 and 2015 National Healthcare Safety Network's Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Definitions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):506-508. PubMed PMID: 29457579
  • Yogo N, Shihadeh K, Young H, Calcaterra SL, Knepper BC, Burman WJ, Mehler PS, Jenkins TC. Intervention to Reduce Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics and Treatment Durations Prescribed at the Time of Hospital Discharge: A Novel Stewardship Approach. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 May;38(5):534-541. PubMed PMID: 28260538
  • Chadayammuri V, Herbert B, Hao J, Mavrogenis A, Quispe JC, Kim JW, Young H, Hake M, Mauffrey C. Factors associated with adverse postoperative outcomes in patients with long bone post-traumatic osteomyelitis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Oct;27(7):877-882. PubMed PMID: 28455560
  • Young H, Miller W, Burnham R, Heard S, Berg C, Jenkins TC. How Do Preoperative Antibiotics Affect Culture Yield in Diabetic Foot Infections?. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Winter;4(1):ofx016. PubMed PMID: 28480287
  • Chadayammuri V, Herbert B, Hao J, Mavrogenis A, Quispe JC, Kim JW, Young H, Hake M, Mauffrey C. Diagnostic accuracy of various modalities relative to open bone biopsy for detection of long bone posttraumatic osteomyelitis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Oct;27(7):871-875. PubMed PMID: 28547674
  • Reese SM, Burnet N, Smith J, Escudero H, Knepper BC, Young HL. Hospital-wide chlorhexidine gluconate bed bathing protocol: A cross-sectional study in a single hospital. Am J Infect Control. 2017 May 1;45(5):569-571. PubMed PMID: 28063726
  • Reese SM, Knepper B, Young HL, Mauffrey C. Development of a surgical site infection prediction model in orthopaedic trauma: The Denver Health Model. Injury. 2017 Dec;48(12):2699-2704. PubMed PMID: 29031827
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Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (, 2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections
Clinical Interests
Skin, muscle, bone, and joint infections

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Brown University (RI) (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Massachusetts Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Infectious Disease (2012)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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