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Ruth T.  Young

Ruth T. Young, M.D., M.A., MMHC

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Cool Springs
Medical Oncologist

  • Appointments
    Physicians: 1-877-936-8422
  • Clinical Trials Information
  • Other Telephone Numbers
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Cool Springs
    (615) 936-8422 or 1 (877) 936-8422

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill
    (931) 380-1194

  • Faxes
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Cool Springs Fax
    (615) 771-6642
  • Addresses
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Cool Springs
    324 Cool Springs Boulevard
    Franklin, TN 37067-1631

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill
    Suite 120 (Radiation Oncology); Suite 240 (Medical Oncology)
    1003 Reserve Boulevard, Spring Hill, TN 37174


As Medical Director of Vanderbilt Oncology at Cool Springs, Dr. Young works with several full-time oncologists and nurses to care for patients with all types of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and benign hematologic disorders. This full service practice offers on-site laboratory and chemotherapy administration. In addition, Dr. Young's practice focuses on bringing the various elements of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to the community including information regarding and access to the clinical trials. She is the past President of the Tennessee Oncology Practice Society and has served on the Clinical Practice Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. She has hospital privileges at Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

  • Masters Health Care Management – Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
  • Masters Theoretical Mathematics - University of Minnesota
  • Medical School - University of Tennessee
  • Residency Duke Medical Center
  • Fellowship University of Virginia
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  • Buscariollo DL, Park HS, Roberts KB, Yu JB. Survival outcomes in atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor for patients undergoing radiotherapy in a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results analysis. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep 9/1/2012; 118(17): 4212-9. PMID: 22213196, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27373, ISSN: 1097-0142.
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  • Levin DT, Angelone BL, Beck MR. Visual search for rare targets: distracter tuning as a mechanism for learning from repeated target-absent searches. Br J Psychol [print-electronic]. 2011 Aug; 102(3): 313-27. PMID: 21751991, DOI: 10.1348/000712610X519503, ISSN: 0007-1269.
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  • Carlisle NB, Woodman GF. Automatic and strategic effects in the guidance of attention by working memory representations. Acta Psychol (Amst) [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 137(2): 217-25. PMID: 20643386, PMCID: PMC2991492, PII: S0001-6918(10)00119-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.06.012, ISSN: 1873-6297.
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  • Folstein JR, van Petten C. After the P3: late executive processes in stimulus categorization. Psychophysiology [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 48(6): 825-41. PMID: 20946130, PMCID: PMC3026872, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01146.x, ISSN: 1540-5958.
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  • Griffin MR, Monto AS, Belongia EA, Treanor JJ, Chen Q, Chen J, Talbot HK, Ohmit SE, Coleman LA, Lofthus G, Petrie JG, Meece JK, Hall CB, Williams JV, Gargiullo P, Berman L, Shay DK, . Effectiveness of non-adjuvanted pandemic influenza A vaccines for preventing pandemic influenza acute respiratory illness visits in 4 U.S. communities. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2011; 6(8): e23085. PMID: 21857999, PMCID: PMC3155536, PII: PONE-D-11-09174, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023085, ISSN: 1932-6203.
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  • Zhang F, Shi Y, Wang L, Sriram S. Role of HDAC3 on p53 expression and apoptosis in T cells of patients with multiple sclerosis. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(2): e16795. PMID: 21346816, PMCID: PMC3035634, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016795, ISSN: 1932-6203.
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  • Davis SN, Horton ES, Battelino T, Rubin RR, Schulman KA, Tamborlane WV. STAR 3 randomized controlled trial to compare sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy with multiple daily injections in the treatment of type 1 diabetes: research design, methods, and baseline characteristics of enrolled subjects. Diabetes Technol. Ther. 2010 Apr; 12(4): 249-55. PMID: 20210562, PMCID: PMC2883476, DOI: 10.1089/dia.2009.0145, ISSN: 1557-8593.
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  • Miller EK, Khuri-Bulos N, Williams JV, Shehabi AA, Faouri S, Al Jundi I, Chen Q, Heil L, Mohamed Y, Morin LL, Ali A, Halasa NB. Human rhinovirus C associated with wheezing in hospitalised children in the Middle East. J. Clin. Virol [print-electronic]. 2009 Sep; 46(1): 85-9. PMID: 19581125, PMCID: PMC2759319, PII: S1386-6532(09)00250-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcv.2009.06.007, ISSN: 1873-5967.
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  • Talbot HK, Crowe JE, Edwards KM, Griffin MR, Zhu Y, Weinberg GA, Szilagyi PG, Hall CB, Podsiad AB, Iwane M, Williams JV, . Coronavirus infection and hospitalizations for acute respiratory illness in young children. J. Med. Virol. 2009 May; 81(5): 853-6. PMID: 19319948, PMCID: PMC2767383, DOI: 10.1002/jmv.21443, ISSN: 1096-9071.
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  • Miller EK, Edwards KM, Weinberg GA, Iwane MK, Griffin MR, Hall CB, Zhu Y, Szilagyi PG, Morin LL, Heil LH, Lu X, Williams JV, . A novel group of rhinoviruses is associated with asthma hospitalizations. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2009 Jan; 123(1): 98-104.e1. PMID: 19027147, PII: S0091-6749(08)01847-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.10.007, ISSN: 1097-6825.
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  • Cheng HF, Wang JL, Vinson GP, Harris RC. Young SHR express increased type 1 angiotensin II receptors in renal proximal tubule. Am. J. Physiol. 1998 Jan; 274(1 Pt 2): F10-7. PMID: 9458818, ISSN: 0002-9513.
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