WHO WE ARE
PAOR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating and serving Pennsylvania patients and families who are concerned that they may have been harmed by medical malpractice and now wish to explore their legal options, specifically, by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit and becoming a plaintiff.
Its mission is to arm every patient with the knowledge of how to proceed during what surely will be one of the most difficult and critical times in their life.
This website contains what we consider to be some of the most important things that everyone should know.
Attorneys, doctors, and other insiders of the medical or legal system should NOT have a monopoly on this knowledge.
The Power Behind PAOR:
Dr. Matthew H. H. Young, MD, JD, MBA, CMQ, FCLM, Esq.
Founder & Executive Director
In 2009, Dr. Young lost his own father to medical malpractice. He brought forth a medical malpractice lawsuit but in the end was denied the justice that he sought. As a result, he has dedicated his life to fighting for families like his own who have been harmed by our healthcare system. His hope is to help those families get the justice that his family was denied.
After suffering the terrible and tragic loss of his beloved father in 2009, Dr. Young went on to graduate with honors from Harvard College, and then went on to graduate with an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Dr. Young is nationally recognized in patient safety and healthcare quality. He was honored as a National Quality Scholar by the American College of Medical Quality for significant work in advancing healthcare quality. He is board-certified in medical quality by the American Board of Medical Quality, which bestowed upon him the Certification in Medical Quality (CMQ). He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Patient Safety.
Dr. Young holds an appointment to the corporate board of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Adams House, Harvard College, as well as an appointment to the Senior Common Room at Adams House, Harvard College. He also serves on the boards of Health Watch USA, the Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery, and Attorneys for the Rights of the Child.
Dr. Young held an appointment at Harvard for five years as a Resident Tutor in Law, Music, and Medicine at Pforzheimer House, Harvard College, where he was honored for “exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.”
Dr. Young is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the American College of Medical Quality. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM).
Dr. Young was born in Overland Park, Kansas, but grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides, and he is also a classically trained concert pianist.