Shamar J Young, MD

Division Chief, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Young received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology graduating cum laude from the University of Florida. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine degree and Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Florida in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Following residency, Dr. Young completed an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2016 and accepted a faculty position in the Department of Radiology. In 2022, Dr. Young accepted the position of IR Chief, joining the University of Arizona and Banner University Medicine.

Dr. Young is passionate about clinical translation and research. His clinical expertise is in the areas of interventional oncology, portal hypertension, and advanced emboltherapy. He currently serves as principal investigator and co-co-principal investigator in thirty clinical studies involving procedures and therapies aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Young has published seventy papers, the majority of which he is first author. He serves as reviewer for fifteen international journals, and commonly presents abstracts at national and international meetings.

An active committee member for many professional societies, Dr. Young currently serves as Co-chair for the Research Committee Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) and Chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology: Early Career Section.

CVIR Endovascular awarded Dr. Young Outstanding Service to the Journal Award for “Prostate embolization: patient, selection clinical management and results”. He is consistently named on the “Top Doctors Rising Stars” list, appearing four consecutive years and was named amongst the Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors list in 2021.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He is an avid college football fan and enjoys the outdoors in a number of ways.  

Degrees
  • MD: University of Florida
  • BS: Cum Laude, Microbiology, University of Florida
Honors and Awards
  • Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors, 2021
  • Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2021
  • Outstanding Service to the Journal Award for “Prostate embolization: patient, 9/2/2020 selection clinical management and results”. CVIR Endovascular, 9/2/20
  • Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2020
  • Top Doctors Rising Stars, Mpls-St.Paul Magazine, 2019
Residency
  • Diagnostic Radiology, University of Florida
Fellowship
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Select Publications

2022

Young, S., P. Moran, and J. Golzarian, "Ejaculatory dysfunction following prostate artery embolization: A retrospective study utilizing the male sexual health questionnaire-ejaculation dysfunction questionnaire.", Diagn Interv Imaging, 2022 Jan 24.
Young, S., N. Rubin, D. D'Souza, P. Sharma, J. Pontolillo, S. Flanagan, J. Golzarian, and T. Sanghvi, "Inflammatory Scores: Correlation with Clinical Outcomes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Undergoing Transarterial Radioembolization.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 45, issue 4, pp. 461-475, 2022 Apr.
Young, S., R. Ragulojan, T. Chen, J. Owen, D. D'Souza, T. Sanghvi, J. Golzarian, and S. Flanagan, "Dynamic Lymphocyte Changes Following Transarterial Radioembolization: Association with Normal Liver Dose and Effect on Overall Survival.", J Hepatocell Carcinoma, vol. 9, pp. 29-39, 2022. PMCID: PMC8824436 
Young, S., T. Sanghvi, S. Sharma, C. Richardson, N. Rubin, M. Richards, D. D'Souza, S. Flanagan, and J. Golzarian, "Local recurrence following complete radiologic response in patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.", Diagn Interv Imaging, vol. 103, issue 3, pp. 143-149, 2022 Mar.
Young, S., T. Chen, S. Flanagan, J. Golzarian, and T. Sanghvi, "Realized tumor to normal ratios in hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing transarterial radioembolization: a retrospective evaluation.", Eur Radiol, 2022 Jan 15.
Young, S., "Editorial Comment: Echocardiography-Should It Be Routine Before Elective TIPS?", AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2022 Mar 02.

2021

Young, S., I. Cam, M. Gencturk, N. Rubin, D. D'Souza, S. Flanagan, J. Golzarian, and T. Sanghvi, "Inflammatory Scores: Comparison and Utility in HCC Patients Undergoing Transarterial Chemoembolization in a North American Cohort.", J Hepatocell Carcinoma, vol. 8, pp. 1513-1524, 2021. PMCID: PMC8646226 
Young, S., N. Rostambeigi, and J. Golzarian, "The Common but Complicated Tool: Review of Embolic Materials for the Interventional Radiologist.", Semin Intervent Radiol, vol. 38, issue 5, pp. 535-541, 2021 Dec. PMCID: PMC8612830 
Cam, I., M. Gencturk, P. Shrestha, J. Golzarian, S. Flanagan, N. Lim, and S. Young, "Ultrasound-Guided Portal Vein Access and Percutaneous Wire Placement in the Portal Vein Are Associated With Shorter Procedure Times and Lower Radiation Doses During TIPS Placement.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 216, issue 5, pp. 1291-1299, 2021 05.
Rostambeigi, N., K. Farsad, S. Young, P. Shrestha, Y. Jahangiri, K-W. Liang, M. Cretcher, and J. Golzarian, "Lower-Extremity Edema Is Common after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation and Is Associated with Lower Survival: A Two-Institution Study.", Radiology, vol. 298, issue 1, pp. 221-227, 2021 01.
Cam, I., M. Gencturk, N. Lim, S. Sharma, J. Wong, M. Yang, J. Golzarian, S. Flanagan, and S. Young, "Alcohol Recidivism Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement: Frequency and Predictive Factors.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 44, issue 5, pp. 758-765, 2021 May.
Merickel, J. L., J. Lawrence, S. J. Young, and C. B. Thomson, "Cutaneous seeding of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder after placement of a subcutaneous ureteral bypass device in a dog with bilateral ureteral obstruction.", J Am Vet Med Assoc, vol. 258, issue 8, pp. 877-882, 2021 Apr 15.
Young, S., I. Cam, and M. Gencturk, "Reply to "Utility of Ultrasound Guidance During Direct Intrahepatic Portal Shunt Placement in Pediatric Patients With Budd-Chiari Syndrome".", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 216, issue 5, pp. W16, 2021 05.
Young, S., "Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia: The hunt for the ideal patient population.", Diagn Interv Imaging, vol. 102, issue 3, pp. 119-120, 2021 Mar.
Young, S., I. Cam, and M. Gencturk, "Reply to "TIPS Placement Guided by Ultrasound: Different Techniques to Achieve the Same Goal".", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 217, issue 5, pp. 1251-1252, 2021 11.
Abdallah, M., K. Vantanasiri, S. Young, N. Azeem, S. K. Amateau, S. Mallery, M. L. Freeman, and G. Trikudanathan, "Visceral artery pseudoaneurysms in necrotizing pancreatitis: risk of early bleeding with lumen-apposing metal stents.", Gastrointest Endosc, 2021 Dec 03.
Franco, J. Va, J. Hung Jung, M. Imamura, M. Borofsky, M. Imran Omar, C. Micaela Es Liquitay, S. Young, J. Golzarian, A. Angeliki Veroniki, L. Garegnani, et al., "Minimally invasive treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia: a network meta-analysis.", Cochrane Database Syst Rev, vol. 7, pp. CD013656, 2021 07 15. PMCID: PMC8543673 
Franco, J. Victor Ari, J. Hung Jung, M. Imamura, M. Borofsky, M. Imran Omar, C. Micaela Es Liquitay, S. Young, J. Golzarian, A. Angeliki Veroniki, L. Garegnani, et al., "Minimally invasive treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a Cochrane network meta-analysis.", BJU Int, 2021 Nov 25. PMID: 34820997

2020

Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Re: Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: AUA Guideline Amendment 2019H. E. Foster, P. Dahm, T. S. Kohler, L. B. Lerner, J. K. Parsons, T. J. Wilt and K. T. McVary 2019; 592-598.", J Urol, vol. 203, issue 6, pp. 1219, 2020 06.
Young, S., A. Gasparetto, H. Jalaeian, and J. Golzarian, "Biomarkers in the setting of benign prostatic hyperplasia-induced lower urinary tract symptoms: what an interventional radiologist needs to know.", Br J Radiol, vol. 93, issue 1114, pp. 20200484, 2020 Oct 01. PMCID: PMC7548351 
Jung, J. Hung, K. Ann McCutcheon, M. Borofsky, S. Young, J. Golzarian, B. Reddy, T. Young Shin, M. Ha Kim, V. Narayan, and P. Dahm, "Prostatic arterial embolization for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.", Cochrane Database Syst Rev, vol. 12, pp. CD012867, 2020 12 19. PMCID: PMC8728637 
Young, S., T. Sanghvi, N. Rubin, D. Hall, L. Roller, Y. Charaf, and J. Golzarian, "Transarterial Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Propensity Score Matching Study Comparing Survival and Complications in Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Versus Other Causes Cirrhosis.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 43, issue 1, pp. 65-75, 2020 Jan.
Cam, I., M. Gencturk, J. Golzarian, and S. Young, "Early Presentation of Septic Shock Secondary to Infection of the Treatment Zone Following Radioembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 43, issue 7, pp. 1105-1107, 2020 07.
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Locoregional Therapies in the Treatment of 3- to 5-cm Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Critical Review of the Literature.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 215, issue 1, pp. 223-234, 2020 07.
Young, S., N. Rostambeigi, J. Golzarian, and N. Lim, "MELD or Sodium MELD: A Comparison of the Ability of Two Scoring Systems to Predict Outcomes After Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 215, issue 1, pp. 215-222, 2020 07.
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Prostate Artery Embolization: State of the Evidence and Societal Guidelines.", Tech Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 23, issue 3, pp. 100695, 2020 Sep.
Chmelovski, R. A., J. L. Granick, C. P. Ober, S. J. Young, and C. B. Thomson, "Percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy drainage in a dog with extrahepatic biliary obstruction secondary to pancreatitis.", J Am Vet Med Assoc, vol. 257, issue 5, pp. 531-536, 2020 Sep 01.
D'Souza, D., J. Golzarian, and S. Young, "Interventional Liver-Directed Therapy for Neuroendocrine Metastases: Current Status and Future Directions.", Curr Treat Options Oncol, vol. 21, issue 6, pp. 52, 2020 05 23.
Cam, I., M. Gencturk, and S. Young, "Cryoablation of a Large Metastatic Chest Wall Mass.", J Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 31, issue 11, pp. 1888-1889, 2020 11.

2019

Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Prostate embolization: patient selection, clinical management and results.", CVIR Endovasc, vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 7, 2019 Jan 18. PMCID: PMC6966395  PMID: 32027007
Craig, P., S. Young, and J. Golzarian, "Current Trends in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Transarterial Embolization: Variability in Technical Aspects.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 42, issue 9, pp. 1322-1328, 2019 Sep.
Young, S., P. Craig, and J. Golzarian, "Current trends in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with transarterial embolization: a cross-sectional survey of techniques.", Eur Radiol, vol. 29, issue 6, pp. 3287-3295, 2019 Jun.
Young, S., J. Golzarian, and K. J Anderson, "Thermal Ablation of T1a Renal Cell Carcinoma: The Clinical Evidence.", Semin Intervent Radiol, vol. 36, issue 5, pp. 367-373, 2019 Dec. PMCID: PMC6887523 

2018

Young, S., A. J. Taylor, and T. Sanghvi, "Post Locoregional Therapy Treatment Imaging in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients: A Literature-based Review.", J Clin Transl Hepatol, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 189-197, 2018 Jun 28. PMCID: PMC6018307 
Young, S. J., L. Bergren, T. Dunn, P. Shrestha, K. Yadav, N. Frank, R. Kandaswamy, and J. Golzarian, "Outcomes of Endovascular Management of Late Vascular Hemorrhage After Pancreatic Transplant.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 210, issue 1, pp. 201-206, 2018 Jan.
Young, S. J., R. G. Quisling, S. Bidari, and T. S. Sanghvi, "An Objective Study of Anatomic Shifts in Intracranial Hypotension Using Four Anatomic Planes.", Radiol Res Pract, vol. 2018, pp. 6862739, 2018. PMCID: PMC5866870 
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Prostatic artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a review.", Curr Opin Urol, vol. 28, issue 3, pp. 284-287, 2018 05.
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Primary Tumor Location in Colorectal Cancer: Comparison of Right- and Left-Sided Colorectal Cancer Characteristics for the Interventional Radiologist.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 41, issue 12, pp. 1819-1825, 2018 Dec.
Young, S., and M. S. Rosenberg, "Percutaneous Removal of an Infected Renal Artery Stent Graft.", J Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 29, issue 5, pp. 704-705, 2018 05.

2017

Young, S., P. Scanlon, P. Sherestha, J. Golzarian, and T. Sanghvi, "Duplex Ultrasound Versus Clinical Surveillance in the Prediction of TIPS Malfunction Placed for Refractory Ascites: Is Ultrasound Surveillance Useful?", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 40, issue 12, pp. 1861-1865, 2017 Dec.
Young, S., D. D'Souza, D. Hunter, J. Golzarian, and M. Rosenberg, "The Use of Latex Catheters to Close Enterocutaneous Fistulas: An Institutional Protocol and Retrospective Review.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 208, issue 6, pp. 1373-1377, 2017 Jun.
Smith, C., P. Craig, S. Taleb, S. Young, and J. Golzarian, "Comparison of Traditional and Emerging Surgical Therapies for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men: A Review.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 40, issue 8, pp. 1176-1184, 2017 Aug.
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Regarding: Y90 Radioembolization Significantly Prolongs Time to Progression Compared With Chemoembolization in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma.", Gastroenterology, vol. 152, issue 6, pp. 1626-1627, 2017 05.
Young, S., D. D'Souza, S. Flanagan, and J. Golzarian, "Review of the Clinical Evidence for the Use of DEBIRI in the Treatment of Colorectal Metastatic Disease.", Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, vol. 40, issue 4, pp. 496-501, 2017 Apr.
Young, S., and J. Golzarian, "Prostate Arterial Embolization is a Viable Option for Treating Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Pro.", J Urol, vol. 198, issue 1, pp. 9-11, 2017 07.
Yadav, K., S. Young, E. B. Finger, R. Kandaswamy, D. E. R. Sutherland, J. Golzarian, and T. B. Dunn, "Significant arterial complications after pancreas transplantation-A single-center experience and review of literature.", Clin Transplant, vol. 31, issue 10, 2017 Oct.

2016

Talaie, R., S. J. Young, P. Shrestha, S. M. Flanagan, M. S. Rosenberg, and J. Golzarian, "Image-Guided Treatment of Varicoceles: A Brief Literature Review and Technical Note.", Semin Intervent Radiol, vol. 33, issue 3, pp. 240-3, 2016 Sep. PMCID: PMC5005084 
Young, S., M. Pritzker, and M. Rosenberg, "Vacuum-Assisted Thrombectomy of Massive Pulmonary Embolism.", J Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 27, issue 7, pp. 1094-6, 2016 Jul.
Young, S. J., L. J. Young, J. Vogel, R. Sutkowski, and S. Venkataperumal, "Accessing totally implantable venous access systems on the day of placement does not significantly increase the risk of infection.", J Vasc Access, vol. 17, issue 3, pp. 261-4, 2016 May 07.

2015

Young, S. J., "Irreversible electroporation and the pancreas: What we know and where we are going?", World J Gastrointest Surg, vol. 7, issue 8, pp. 138-44, 2015 Aug 27. PMCID: PMC4550840 

2014

Young, S., B. Toskich, and I. Zendejas, "Combined laparoscopic placement of a PTBD demonstrating multidisciplinary problem-solving in a complex patient.", Radiol Case Rep, vol. 9, issue 4, pp. 1022, 2014. PMCID: PMC4861884 

2013

Young, S., J. Vogel, S. Wiley, and J. Caridi, "Transarterial fiducial marker placement: a novel technique.", J Vasc Interv Radiol, vol. 24, issue 5, pp. 756-8, 2013 May.

2012

Young, S., P. Abbitt, and S. J. Hughes, "Port-site recurrence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma following laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy.", J Gastrointest Surg, vol. 16, issue 12, pp. 2294-6, 2012 Dec.

2009

Zahodne, L. B., S. Young, L. Kirsch-Darrow, A. Nisenzon, H. H. Fernandez, M. S. Okun, and D. Bowers, "Examination of the Lille Apathy Rating Scale in Parkinson disease.", Mov Disord, vol. 24, issue 5, pp. 677-83, 2009 Apr 15. PMCID: PMC3045860  PMID: 19133658