Audrey Young earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.D. from the University of Washington, in Seattle. She is board certified in internal medicine and was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. She currently practices hospital medicine at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington. Washington Travel and Life Magazine named her one of Washington's best doctors.

She is the author of What Patients Taught Me, published in 2004, and House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital, published in 2009. People Magazine called her "a fine storyteller". Her work has appeared in numerous medical journals and other publications; selected writings include:

Audrey maintains a health care reform blog called Bonus Tracks and writes about her vegetable garden and kitchen adventures at Eat Local Northwest. She lives in Seattle with her husband and with two dogs who dream of the farm life.