Christopher Young

Colorectal/General Surgeon

Sector: Health, Wellness & Fitness

Member Since, July 10, 2023

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About Me

Dr. Christopher J. Young is a Colorectal/General Surgeon at Memorial Health System, Abilene, Kansas, commencing August 2021.
Previously he was a Colorectal Surgeon at RPAH in Sydney for 23 years, Director of Surgical Services, Program Lead Peritonectomy, Executive Director of Surgical Education at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, serving as Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at RPA from 2008-2019.
He is a past member of the Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2013-2021, Deputy-Chairman RACS ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee, and past Chairman of the RACS Board In General Surgery.
Dr. Young’s interests include the management of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor dysfunction, surgical education and decision making.
His specialty training in colorectal surgery included fellowships in Australia at Royal Adelaide Hospital (1995), in Sydney at RPA and Concord Hospitals (1995-1997) and at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (1997-1999).
Dr. Young performs laparoscopic and open surgery and currently operates at Memorial Health System, Abilene, Kansas.
Dr. Young completed an MBA at KWU in December 2022, and commenced a Doctorate in Education (EdD) & Leadership in Healthcare at NMC in January 2023.
Dr. Young can be contacted for appointments at Heartland Health Care Clinic.


  • Doctor of Education - EdD, Doctorate of Education & Leadership in Healthcare (2023 - 2024) Nebraska Methodist College

    The doctorate's focus on Education and Leadership in Healthcare allows you to develop expertise in transforming organizational culture through concepts such as relationship building, reflection, education, organizational awareness and accountability.

  • Master of Business Administration - MBA (2022 - 2022) Kansas Wesleyan University

    Grade: GPA 4.0

  • Masters of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (2004 - 2005) University of Sydney

    Grade: Cumulative US Converted GPA 4.0

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (1982 - 1986) University of Sydney

  • Maths, Chemistry, Physics, English, Modern History (1979 - 1981) Patrician Brothers College Fairfield

Work & Experience

  • Memorial Hospital System (2021 - Present ) Colorectal/General Surgeon

  • Memorial Health System Abilene Kansas (2021 - Present ) Colorectal/General Surgeon

  • A/Prof CJ Young Colorectal Surgeon (1999 - 2022 ) Owner

    Colorectal Surgery

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1999 - 2022 ) Colorectal Surgeon

  • Cleveland Clinic (1997 - 1999 ) Colorectal Fellow

    Colorectal Surgery

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1996 - 1997 ) Colorectal Fellow

    Colorectal Surgery