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Dr. Doris Young-McCulley

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Attending Physician
Medical Professor
Medical Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/5/1947
Birth Location:
Eutaw, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Attending Physician
Medical Professor
Medical Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/5/1947
Birth Location:
Eutaw
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Biography

Doris Jean Young-McCulley was born on April 5, 1947 in Eutaw, Alabama to Lucille and Willie Young. The oldest of six children, Young-McCulley has served the medical needs of Chicago residents for over 25 years.

Earning a bachelor's degree in biology from Gustavus Adulphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota in 1969, Young-McCulley taught marine biology at Kennedy High School in Edina, Minnesota. Rejoining her family in Chicago, Illinois, Young-McCulley earned an M.B.A. in hospital administration from the University of Chicago in 1971. That year, she worked as a night administrator at the Chicago Foundling Home. She enrolled in Rush University's Medical College, completing the requirements for an M.D. in 1974. In 1979, she became an attending physician at Cook County Hospital and a senior attending physician at Provident Medical Center. The following year, she became an associate attending physician at South Shore Hospital and a consulting physician at Jackson Park Hospital. She served in all four of these positions simultaneously. In 1989, while still caring for patients at Jackson Park and South Shore Hospitals, she was hired as an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An associate attending physician at Michael Reese Hospital since 1993, she also serves as an attending physician at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Young-McCulley has taught medicine throughout her career. She began in the Infectious Disease Teaching Program at Cook County Hospital in 1974, and she taught for six years as a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. She volunteers at South Suburban Hospice in Flossmoor, Illinois as a medical director and counsels children at Brave Heart. She has also been an administrator, serving as medical director for several medical centers, including: Provident Hospital, Bogan/ DuSable Adolescent Health Center and Crane Adolescent Health Center. Young-McCulley and her husband, Bernard McCulley, have been married since 1970.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Doris Young-McCulley's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Doris Young-McCulley lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Doris Young-McCulley shares stories about her great-great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Doris Young-McCulley continues to talk about her great-great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Doris Young-McCulley shares stories about her ancestors
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Doris Young-McCulley describes the sights, smells, and sounds of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Doris Young-McCulley remembers her first experience of segregation
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Doris Young-McCulley describes growing up on a farm and her grade school years
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her father's value for education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Doris Young-McCulley describes her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her family's move to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her inspiration to become a doctor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Doris Young-McCulley recalls influential people at DuSable High School like her counselor, Katherine Bogan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her high school activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Doris Young-McCulley describes her strong support system
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Doris Young-McCulley describes her college experience at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Doris Young-McCulley describes her path to Rush Medical College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her academic progress at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Doris Young-McCulley describes her experience of racial discrimination at the University of Chicago and at Rush Medical College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about her father's experiences with racial discrimination in the U.S. Army
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Doris Young-McCulley describes the student population at Rush Medical College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about the organ system approach at Rush Medical College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Doris Young-McCulley describes the impact of medical school on her personal life
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Doris Young-McCulley shares memorable experiences as a hospital administrator and doctor
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about preventative care and medical management
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Doris Young-McCulley discusses urban health issues
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Doris Young-McCulley describes health issues affecting African Americans in urban environments
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about the history of Provident Hospital and her role as its medical director
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Doris Young-McCulley discusses factors behind hospital closures including the closure of Provident Hospital
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about the importance of health care education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Doris Young-McCulley reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Doris Young-McCulley talks about how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Doris Young-McCulley reflects on how her parents would view her achievements
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Doris Young-McCulley narrates her photographs, pt.1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Doris Young-McCulley narrates her photographs, pt.2