About Me

Dr. Leslie Young, MD, earned his medical degree from UC Irvine College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at UCLA Medical Center. Inspired by his own experiences with severe atopic dermatitis and nasal allergies, which led to hospitalizations during his childhood, Dr. Young considers the doctors who cared for him as his heroes and role models. His passion for medicine deepened during high school biology studies, where he delved into the realms of science and medicine.

Fueled by his passion for the wellbeing of children, Dr. Young cherishes the trust parents place in him to care for their children, making every interaction with patients and their families profoundly meaningful and rewarding.

I work collaboratively with parents in caring for their children because parents are always their children’s experts. I want parents to trust their instinct and always parent with love, not fear or guilt. I always respect parents’ perspectives and prioritize what's best for their children.

Born in Taiwan and fluent in Mandarin, Dr. Young, who immigrated to the United States during his teenage years, brings a unique understanding of cross-cultural interactions. He has also learned medical Spanish to better connect with Spanish-speaking families. Dr. Young's commitment to pediatric care goes beyond the clinic, authoring two books on pediatrics and his own YouTube channel focusing on ADHD. He specializes in helping children with ADHD, bringing his expertise to a wider audience.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Young is dedicated to serving others and building meaningful relationships, leading the Rotary Club in community service projects. He also enjoys spending time with his dog, running, and weight lifting.

Languages

English, Mandarin

Provider Specialty

Pediatrics, Primary Care

Services

  • Primary Care

Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group - Lakewood

4447 Candlewood Street

Lakewood, CA

Office: (877) 696-3622