Beginning in August 2017, Dr. Young Thi McMahan will join the Waco practice of U.S. Dermatology Partners following her dermatology residency at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she served as chief resident.
Dr. McMahan, a Texas native, earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with honors from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She returned to her home state to attend medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. While there, she received a research fellowship grant from the American Pediatric Society to conduct clinical research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. During her junior year she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Dr. McMahan went on to complete her internship in internal medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
During medical school she received a research fellowship grant from the American Pediatric Society. Dr. McMahan completed her internship in San Antonio at University of Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. McMahan has authored and co-authored nearly two dozen publications throughout her studies and took on several community leadership and mentorship roles including a two-year term as a board member of the Texas Dermatological Society. She volunteers as often as she can, eager to pay forward the kindness she received growing up.
She is fascinated by the depth and complexity of dermatology. “I love how people’s skin tells the story of their lives,” says Dr. McMahan. “You just have to take the time to look at it.”
Dr. McMahan is passionate about providing physical healing for her patients and relishes the emotional healing that often follows. She is particularly interested in skin cancer, skin cancer surgery and skin aging.
Dr. McMahan enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, cooking (and eating) and spending time with her family and dog. She’s a huge Disney fan (ask her about her first trip to Disney World!). She and her husband, Dr. Cody McMahan, have a young son and are thrilled to settle in Waco, near Cody’s family and his beloved Baylor Bears. She’s eager to become a part of the community.