CAPT, MC, USN, RETIRED
Proven Leader and Physician Educator
Scot was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, attending Duke University as an undergraduate and then as a medical student at the Duke University School of Medicine, both on Navy scholarship. He began his surgical internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1997. During this time, he met his wife, Amy, who worked as a Navy nurse. Scot served as a flight surgeon with VQ-1 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for three years, and then returned to Balboa Navy Hospital for his Orthopaedic residency.
After graduating residency in 2005, he worked as a general Orthopaedic surgeon at Pensacola Naval Hospital and then returned again to NMCSD. He completed a one year Orthopaedic fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte North Carolina. After a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, Dr. Youngblood served for 7 years as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, leading a team of 20 Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25 residents in training, over 100 employees and overseeing an annual budget of over 20 million dollars. Captain Youngblood retired in October 2021 after 25 years of active naval service. In addition to his official awards and citations, perhaps his most cherished was the Resident Teaching Award for the most outstanding faculty instructor, awarded by the residents in 2019.
After graduating fellowship in 2011, the Youngbloods moved to Coronado, and since then have been active in the community. Scot continues to serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 801. The Youngblood family is proud to have sent all three children to Coronado public schools for their entire time here, as they strongly believe in public education. Scot's desire is to remove politics from our schools, and return our focus toward academic excellence.
The views expressed on this website are exclusively those of Scot Youngblood, and are not intended to represent those of the Department of Defense, or any entity thereof. Use of my military rank, job titles, and photograhs of me in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.