Some people know Sherri Young, DO, as the associate chief medical officer and the new clinical leader for the CAMC Health Network. Many more know her as the first female health officer and executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (KCHD).
She can now add Woman of Achievement to her list of accomplishments. Young was recognized at the YWCA of Charleston “Women of Achievement” luncheon in February.
In 2003, Young graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at CAMC. After working at Holzer in South Charleston for a time, Young accepted the newly-created position of immunization officer, while also serving as medical director for the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program. She was elected president of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and president of the State Medical Association.
During the pandemic, Young has led the KCHD and community partners in testing and vaccination events.
“We have 911 square miles in Kanawha County, and I swear I’ve set foot in every one of them at some point, as has our team,” Young said.
In July 2021, Young accepted a job as associate chief medical officer and the new clinical leader for the CAMC Health Network. Young’s new role involves identifying gaps in care and determining ways to address barriers and find solutions to help our communities be healthier.
She continues to serve as interim health officer for the health department.