William F. Young, Jr., MD, MSc, is professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and chair of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition. He received his MD degree in 1978 from Michigan State University. He is the recipient of multiple education awards. In 2010 he received a named professorship—the highest academic distinction at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Young’s clinical research focuses on primary aldosteronism and pheochromocytoma. He has published more than 210 articles on endocrine hypertension and adrenal and pituitary disorders. He has presented at over 250 national and international meetings and he has been an invited visiting professor at more than 100 medical institutions. He was president of the Society from 2012 to 2013 and remains actively involved with various educational activities.