Dr. Young was a prolific writer, frequent guest speaker at national and international meetings, researcher, educator and surgeon. Nevertheless, he still found time to pursue numerous other interests in the realm of the arts: seeking funds and land for the creation of a museum in Baltimore, chairing a fund drive to save the symphony house which was on the auction block, promoting legislation for better care and better facilities for "insane asylums," and spearheading the construction of a bridge across the Potomac.
Dr. Young was president of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and of the AUA in 1909, and became president of the International Association of Urology in 1927.
While recuperating from a herpes zoster infection in 1940, Dr. Young dictated his last major book: "Hugh Young: A Surgeon's Autobiography." He died after several heart attacks in 1945 in Baltimore.