Dr. Carolynn Young is honored to be selected in the most recent issue of Washingtonian’s Top Doctors (2014). 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, visit daVinci Robotic Systems.

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.

“Women’s 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 Washington, D.C.

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 Master’s 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 Master’s 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.

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