||Dr. Carolynn Young is honored to be selected in the most
recent issue of Washingtonian's Top Doctors (March, 2012.) Dr. Young is board
certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and she has focused her career on
gynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She was the Chief of
Gynecology at Surburban Hospital from 2009 to 2012, and she performs advanced
gynecologic procedures using the daVinci robotic system. For more information,
Dr. Young is a Phi Beta Kappa member and Summa
Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan. She obtained her M.D. from
the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She then attended Eastern Virginia Medical
School for residency in OB/GYN. After residency, Dr. Young joined a practice in
the Virginia Beach area which specialized in advanced pelvic floor surgery. In
2004, Dr. Young continued her OB/GYN career in Rockville, MD. She is currently
the medical director at Shady Grove Pregnancy Center.
Dr. Young enjoys
educating women about advances in the field of gynecology. Dr. Young presented
Grand Rounds at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in February of 2010 on the topic
of HPV testing in cervical cancer screening. She was a featured speaker at
Suburban Hospital's "Wisdom for Women" symposium in February of 2010, and spoke
again in June 2010 at Suburban on the topic of advances in minimally invasive
gynecologic surgery. Dr. Young performed the first daVinci robotically-assisted
laparoscopic gynecologic procedure at Suburban Hospital in early 2009, and has
continued to utilize the daVinci system to perform multiple laparoscopic
procedures, including hysterectomy, myomectomy, resection of endometriosis, and
removal of ovarian cysts. She has a special interest in the treatment of
uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, contraception, adolescent gynecology and
abnormal pap smears.
Dr. Young strives to provide the best treatment
for each patient. If medical options are not successful or desired, she has
advanced training in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, which enables her
to provide patients with cutting-edge technology to reduce pain, decrease
hospitalization, and speed recovery.
Rockville Gynecology supports both
local and international charities. Monthly donations are made to the Stepping
Stones Shelter in Rockville, Maryland, and DirectRelief, which provides
humanitarian medical aid throughout the United States and world-wide. Dr. Young
also donates her time to the Shady Grove Pregnancy Center, where she serves as
the medical director.
Outside of work, Dr. Young enjoys spending quality
time with her family and friends, exercising, and reading.
||Rockville Gynecology is excited to announce the expected arrival of
Dr. Astrid von Walter Gonzalez in October 2014.
Womens health has always been a passion of mine. The
opportunity to serve other women is incredibly rewarding and a great honor. I
cherish the long-term relationships that are built with patients and the unique
opportunity to guide, treat, educate, and partner with women of all ages in
ways to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Gonzalez received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Southern Adventist
University in Collegedale, TN. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda
University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. There she was inducted
into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Gonzalez completed her residency
training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Los Angeles County University of
Southern California Medical Center in California. During her four years she was
the recipient of various Nursing Choice awards for patient care as well as peer
selected awards for patient advocacy and commitment to quality care. After
residency, Dr. Gonzalez went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Minimal
Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital in
Dr. Gonzalez is a member of The American Medical
Association and a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists. She has been published in the prestigious Green Journal of
Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as in the biweekly publication for
continuing medical education, Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her
special interests are routine and complex benign gynecologic disorders and
minimal invasive gynecologic surgery including daVinci robotic-assisted
laparoscopic procedures, vaginal procedures, and office procedures such as
ESSURE hysteroscopic sterilization and other hysteroscopic procedures.
When not at work, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time with her family,
playing the guitar and violin, salsa dancing, and watching FRIENDS reruns.
||Mrs. Tosha Luchtefeld MS, FNP-BC is a board certified Nurse
Practitioner with 12 years of practice experience. She graduated with honors
(BSN) from Indiana University, where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau
Honor Society. She received her Masters Degree (MS), with academic
excellence, highest GPA, from Georgetown University, graduating first in her
class in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Tosha is adjunct faculty at
Georgetown University in the Masters Program. When she is not working or
teaching, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, reading, running, and spending
quality time with her husband and two children.