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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Adolescent Health
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Breast Exam
  • Cervical Polypectomy
  • Cesarean Birth (C-Section)
  • Circumcision
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Cord Blood Banking
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Essure Contraceptive Device
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Female Sterilization
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genitourinary Exams
  • Gynecology
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Mammogram
  • Menstruation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pap Test
  • Pessaries
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy
  • Transvaginal Ultrasonography
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 47 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adolescent Pregnancy
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Breast Pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Fibroids
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Yeast Infections
View all 38 Specialties +


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About Diane Brown-Young, MD

Diane Elizabeth Young, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Cleveland Clinic. She has held this position since 2000. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has held academic titles since Nov., 2007. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Young is also Clerkship Director for OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - College of Wooster
Wooster, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Section Head, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
  • Clerkship Director for third year OB/GYN medical students
  • Clinical Education Committee Member
  • Cleveland Clinic Domestic Violence Task Force Member


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

general gynecology, general obstetrics

Awards & Honors

  • APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Graduate 2015
  • Cleveland Clinic Clinical Kaiser Permanente Teaching Award 2015
  • APGO Annual Teaching Award

Innovations & Patents

  • Developed protocol to perform office endometrial ablations at the Willoughby Hills Family Health Center


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • American College of OB/GYN, Fellow
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/25/2024, Dr. Brown-Young has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr. Young is an amazing doctor and human!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr Young is simply the best - She is always warm and friendly. She takes time to listen and engages in questions about not just your GYN health but making sure I am up to date in general regarding my healthcare - i.e. Vaccines, wellness visits, blood work and mental/emotional health. I am so grateful that I have such a competent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

As always, an excellent experience with Dr Young.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Can't say enough about Dr Young caring ways as a doctor! She is absolutely fantastic!! Makes you at ease and truly shows she cares about you and your wellbeing!! She is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Three month wait to get an appointment with Dr. Young!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

This was my first visit to Dr. Young. I was very pleased and surprised by how much time she spent with me. I especially appreciated that she initially met with me while I was clothed, and then had me change for the exam, which meant she had to leave and return. I know that's not the most efficient routine for her but I really liked it.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Young, RN Jenny and I can't remember the other RN's name were incredible. I was sexually abused for years when I was young and they were extremely compassionate and understanding before,during and after my exam. I can't say enough about them. The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have Dr Young on their staff.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

The staff was very nice and respectful and answered every question I asked them. Dr. Young also gave me helpful information.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Young Diane & her chief resident were excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

She is always patient and thoroughly answers my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I am so happy in I feels so great whit the Doctor she explained about my problem thanks for explained everything my problem

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Young is an excellent physician. She's attentive, engaging, explains everything really well, shows compassion, and included me in determining further tests/treatment. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Young is professional with a warm, caring bed-side manner.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I've recommended patients, including my daughter, but, unfortunately, Dr. Young was too booked.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Diane Young is an excellent provider. She always thoroughly explains steps In the exam as well as test results. She always listens and answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Young was just wonderful. As this was my first time meeting her, she made the experience very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Very nice and thorough doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Young is amazing, but wait time is unexceptionable. Every appointment I have had has been a minimum 45 minute wait time past my scheduled appointment. She is a great doctor but does not respect the time of her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

I love Dr Young. She is extremely competent . She is also caring, respectful, kind. I could not be happier to have found her.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Young seemed very knowledgeable. She was very friendly, professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Wonderful doctor! She is compassionate, caring, receptive, and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Young is very good at what she does. She out of her way to accommodate me due to the fact that my pelvis is so far back. She was awesome and I am glad that I chose and met her to take care of my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

It took me me too long to see Dr. Young. 5 or so years. I was super glad to see her. She explained everything.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Young and her staff are extremely professional.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Young makes me feel like she is trully concerned about my treatment!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Young was extremely thorough. She explained everything to me. Dr. Young made me feel comfortable. I liked that she offered suggestions to my concerns. She's a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Love Dr Young! MA that roomed me was also wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Ive already referred to friends to Dr. Diane Young. She's so wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Young makes you feel comfortable and she is professional

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

It was evident that my doctor read my chart and knew my history before meeting with me. I really appreciated that!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr was very informative and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Young exemplifies supreme excellence In her profession. She Is caring. She listens. I feel fortunate to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Extremely attentive doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Young is an exceptional practitioner and teacher.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Diane Young was kind, thoughtful, respectful and very helpful! She's the BEST!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Young is fantastic. She is thorough, kind and informative. I appreciate her very much.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I love Dr. Young. I've known her for years as she's been my doctor. She's very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Getting a GYN exam is never a comfortable experience for me but after explaining my discomfort Dr. Young made me feel more at ease. I would definitely recommend her to women I know looking for a new doctor

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Young is a phenomenal physician

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Very good experience with staff and care provider.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

BEST doc visit I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. YOUNG is exceptional in competence and compassion.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Diane Young to other friends.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Young provided quite a few options fpr a plan forward, which I appreciated. She made me feel heard & less worried.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Young is amazing!!The best.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Young takes time to listen, and she is knowledgeable, experienced and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I absolutely love Dr Diane Young...she is very patient and she listens.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Diane Young is very respectful and patient...she addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Young was by far one of the best doctors As a new patient, she talked with me while I was in my street clothes to talk things over with me, then I prepared for the exam. She was thorough yet kind. She made me aware of precautions and praised my personal self-care.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Young is very professional, caring and a pleasure to have as a doctor. Really appreciate her.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Young is an amazing physician. She is professional, patient, kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. I hope she never leave her practice! Thank you Dr. Young. I truly appreciate your care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Young was on target with my recent experiences.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

First visit with Dr. Young!! Very personable and professional !! She took time to address concerns and and explain information! Highly recommend!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Young. I appreciate that she is always very courteous and professional, and she is sincerely concerned about my healthy and well-being.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Young was wonderful. This was my first official visit with her as my new gynecologist. She listened, shared her professional opinions and made the overall experience comfortable. She was professional, personable and funny.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

I think very highly of dr. Young. She is a wonderful doctor. She is very professional yet very caring. I would not want to see anyone else

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Young is a gem and made my horrible appointment turn around. She is attentive, describes things in simple terms for me to understand, remembers my husband and that I have twins and is the best doctor I've had. I highly recommend Dr. Young to others but because she is so amazing, she is always booked.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Young is a very, professional, caring, knowledgeable person who takes their time answering questions and reviewing your health history addressing any questions or concerns!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Love Dr. Young. Very personable and knowledgeable. Have been her patient for years.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

*Diane Young is a wonderful doctor! She's treated me with dignity & respect for the last 25 years.

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