Pampee Young MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer, American Red Cross

DR. PAMPEE YOUNG is the Chief Medical Officer of Biomedical Services of the American Red Cross. Dr. Young provides medical guidance, vision, and strategic direction focused on donor and patient safety objectives. As the unit with primary responsibility for the collection, processing, and distribution of blood and blood products, the American Red Cross’ Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. Dr. Young also provides leadership and support to the divisions of Scientific Affairs and Transfusion Innovations. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Dr. Young served as a tenured professor and medical director of Transfusion Medicine and the Stem Cell Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Young also led a successful, funded basic research program focused on Wnt pathway in tissue repair. Her scientific group’s findings have resulted in over 80 peer reviewed original research publications and several patents. Dr. Young is committed to developing innovative approaches to patient care and safety, blood and cellular therapies accessibility, population health, and biomedical research.