Dr. Quentin Young

National Coordinator, Physicians for a National Health Program

Dr. Quentin Young, an internist who recently retired from a decades-long practice in the Hyde Park community on Chicago’s South Side, is national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 17,000 doctors who advocate for single-payer national health insurance. A longtime leader on health policy and social justice issues, he was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal physician during the latter's stays in Chicago, is past president of the American Public Health Association, and is a Master in the American College of Physicians. He presently serves as Public Health Advocate for the state of Illinois.